From Hell (2001)



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

Movie Info

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, and while the murderer's work is savage, the mutilation of his victims suggests the fiend has an extensive medical background. Amidst a background of political unrest and barely contained scandal among the royal family, the murderer's grisly exploits shock and … More

Rating: R (for strong violence/gore, sexuality, language and drug content)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Horror
Directed By: ,
Written By: Terry Hayes, Rafael Yglesias
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 14, 2002
Box Office: $30.7M
20th Century Fox - Official Site


as Insp. Frederick Geor...

as Mary Kelly

as Sir William Gull

as Police Insp. Sir Cha...

as Sgt. Peter Godley

as Catherine `Kate' Edd...

as Liz Stride

as Dark Annie Chapman

as Benjamin `Ben' Kidne...

as Dr. Ferral

as Officer Bolt

as John Netley, the Ri...

as Polly Nichols

as Annie Crook

as Albert Sickert/Princ...

as Constable Withers

as Martha Tabram

as Robert Best

as Lord Hallsham

as Mac, Bartender

as Victoria Abberline

as Gordie

as Gull's Maid

as Doss Landlord

as Hospital Director

as Marylebone Governor

as Opium Den Owner

as Queen Victoria

as Sidewalk Preacher

as Robert Drudge

as Special Branch Const...

as Stonecutter

as Alice Crook

as Ann Crook's Father

as Ann Crook's Mother

as Carpenter

as Carpenter/Letter Wri...

as Constable No. 1

as Constable No. 2

as George Lusk

as Bold Hooker

as John Merrick

as Masonic Governor

as Constable No. 3

as Police Photographer

as Rag & Bone Man

as Records Clerk

as Thomas Bond

as Young Doctor

as Young Labourer

as Labourer No. 2

as Funeral Minister/Ltr...

as Hospital Director
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Critic Reviews for From Hell

All Critics (151) | Top Critics (35)

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

Full Review… | July 29, 2008
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | April 18, 2007
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Fitfully arresting late night entertainment.

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | July 9, 2012
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Gruesome, predictable Jack the Ripper retelling.

Full Review… | January 2, 2011
Common Sense Media

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

Full Review… | July 16, 2010

Audience Reviews for From Hell


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

UUd Irawan Yudha Ariyanto
UUd Irawan Yudha Ariyanto

Super Reviewer


In Victorian era London, troubled, absinthe addicted police detective Fred Abberline portrayed by Johnny Depp investigates gruesome murders in a slum known as Whitechapel.
The victims are prostitutes who are easily targeted due to their lifestyle of walking the streets at night. Since the suspect known as "Jack the Ripper" was never caught, the story is quite fictionalized with the exception of Fred Abberline who was indeed an actual inspector in 1888 London and an authority on this particular series of murders.
We've heard it all about "Jack the Ripper" from being a freemason to royalty, but since no one was ever arrested and tried, "Jack the Ripper" could be just about any twisted individual with superior knowledge of the human anatomy.

Eric S

Super Reviewer


The most convulted, abysmal, and pathetic portrait you could muster under the stoyline's circumstances. Heather Graham's fake English accent almost made me scream.

Spencer S.

Super Reviewer

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