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From Hell
From Hell

Year Released: 2001

Staring: Johnny Depp, Heather Graham, Ian Holm, Robbie Coltrane

Director: Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes

Plot

In Victorian-era London, a troubled clairvoyant police detective investigates the murders of Jack the Ripper.

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"I cannot say that I am an outright fan of old era British crime stories but I do fancy them now and then. This one is a rather dark, grim and gloomy story perfectly suitable as a evening movie at this time of the year when darkness already starts to come quickly and matches the candlelight mood of Victorian London. I found this a quite nice movie. Well up to its very end which I have to admit is way too tragic for my taste. The voyage to the end was well worth watching though. The dark scener"

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"I went into this having only seen 'The Book of Eli' by these directors, The Hughes Brothers. I quite liked that film, although I did feel their vivacious stylizations interfered with the telling of the story. Seeing this earlier film of theirs confirmed that suspicion, though it's still a fine film. Though Johnny Depp (the brothers' 5th choice for the lead) does a fine job as the film's protagonist (I haven't read Alan Moore's graphic novel yet, so I can't say how this filmic adaptation compares"

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"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"

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"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"

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