"From Alan Moore, the Hughes brothers and Johnny Depp
RELEASED IN 2001 and directed by the Hughes brothers, "From Hell" details the Jack the Ripper slayings in the slummy Whitechapel district of London in autumn, 1888. Johnny Depp plays an opium-addicted detective while Robbie Coltrane appears as his colleague. Heather Graham is on hand as a prostitute that captures the Detective’s interest.
The film was based on Alan Moore’s graphic novel of the same name. Moore condemned the change of his"
"graphic novel yet, so I can't say how this filmic adaptation compares), it certainly would have been interesting to see how any of their previous choices would have done (in order of their preference): Daniel Day-Lewis, Sean Connery, Jude Law and Brad Pitt (but especially either of the first two). It has a fine supporting cast, is beautiful to look at and is consistently intriguing. I especially liked Heather Graham (I think this is solidly amongst her best work), Ian Holm, Robbie Coltrane and, "
"Great watch, would watch again, and can recommend.
If you're accepting or even intrigued by the case of Jack the Ripper, then this should be a great murder mystery for you.
Johnny Depp, opinions aside, does confused, drug-addicted, and detective all well. Heather Graham is able to emote and elevate her role wonderfully, despite it basically being a damsel role.
Almost everyone else is old British guy, and it really feels like the complex mystery and drip-fed information investigation i"
"The dark scenery is very well done. Beautiful and depressing at the same time. It is yet another Jack the Ripper based story and it is pretty much pure fiction loosely based on the character of Jack the Ripper. It is a good and well implemented story though and it was enjoyable to follow Inspector Abelard unravel to true reason behind the murders.
As far as I am concerned the acting was without any major faults and generally of high standard although it is perhaps a bit sad that Johnny Depp a"