From Hell
From Hell (2001)

The true-life horror story of Jack the Ripper gets a new spin in this screen adaptation of the acclaimed graphic novel by Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell. In 1888, a ruthless and cold-blooded killer begins hunting prostitutes in East London,… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: October 19, 2001
DVD Release Date: May 14, 2002
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Critic Score: 57% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Visually impressive, but this latest Ripper tale is dull and far from scary.

Derek Elley

Anyone expecting the combo of Allen and Albert Hughes and the famed Victorian serial-killer to result in a gritty, stygian, skin-crawling horror movie will be severely disappointed

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

The Hughes boys blow it by burying a fine cast ... in stock scares, sappy romance and cliches that really are from hell.

Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide

Every generation gets the Ripper who best fulfills its fantasies, and ours fatten on vast conspiracies.

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Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader

This wry, atmospheric procedural spawned by a real mystery would be thorny enough without also being an adaptation.

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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture

The only thrill, if you can call it that, is waiting to see who gets sliced up next.

Sarah Wenk
Common Sense Media

Gruesome, predictable Jack the Ripper retelling.

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Time Out

Fitfully arresting late night entertainment.

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J. Hoberman
Village Voice

It has the lush decrepitude of an autumn compost heap or an old Hammer werewolf flick.


Moore might not be merrier, but this is far from offal.

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Flixster Audience Score: 66% Flixster User Reviews
UUd Irawan Yudha Ariyanto
Another story about jack the Ripper. I think it's a happy ending for everyone including Jack the Ripper. But not happy ending for the victim
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Eric S
In Victorian era London, troubled, absinthe addicted police detective Fred Abberline portrayed by Johnny Depp investigates gruesome murders in a slum known as… More
Alex roy
This film is based on the Jack The Ripper Whitechapel 1888 murders of 6 prostitutes. Based on Alan Moore's graphic Novel of the same, From Hell is a thrill… More
Spencer S.
The most convulted, abysmal, and pathetic portrait you could muster under the stoyline's circumstances. Heather Graham's fake English accent almost… More
MisterYoda ?
I had always been fascinated by the story of Jack the Ripper, but surprisingly this was my first film based on the story. From Hell is an outstanding mystery… More