Hands of the Ripper
Hands of the Ripper (1971)

Hammer's trademark gothic style permeates this suspenseful thriller, considered one of the acclaimed British studio's superior efforts, thanks largely to the directorial skills of Peter Sasdy. This marked his last feature-length… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 13, 1989
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Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

An overrated glossy Hammer gothic horror tale.

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Brian Orndorf
Blu-ray.com

What's actually here is a fascinating psychological chiller that's artfully made on a low budget, trusting the power of performance to carry a heavy workload of exposition and suspense.

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John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Anna's savage acts of violence are provoked by a flash of light and a kiss: Symbols of enlightenment and affection -- the most desirable of gifts -- that here become triggers for perversion.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

This latter-day offering from Hammer Films ratchets up the gore, but thankfully not at the expense of an engrossing tale that embeds its psychological context in a series of effective set-pieces.

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David Sayers
A more interesting movie than Hammer's typical output at this time this film still has plenty of gore but the use of Freud's theories to diagnose the… More
Eduardo C
Made during Hammer's descent into gore (but before their tits and gore last gasp days), "Hands of the Ripper" is a stylish, atmospheric and… More