/ Crime / Mystery
Runtime: 122 min
Country: USA /
UK / Czech Republic
Only the legend will survive.
Summary: Allen and Albert Hugheses movie
From Hell (2001) is a portrayal of the infamous Jack
the Ripper case set in London of 1888 starring Johnny
Depp, Heather Graham, and Robbie Coltrane. The notorious
Jack the Ripper has been running amuck in the Whitechapel
district murdering and dissecting prostitutes. Scotland
Yard Inspector Fred Abberline (Depp), aided by his
partner, Peter Godley (Coltrane), are on the case
to figure out who this serial killer is and why he
is killing these women in such a brutal manner. Abberline
is an opium addict and when "chasing the dragon"
he is able to have visions of the future, a certain
psychic ability that allows him to solve cases. As
Abberline and Godley investigate the crimes, they
become acquainted with the prostitutes who were friends
and colleagues of the victims. Abberline begins to
fall in love with Mary Kelly (Graham), one of the
prostitutes, or as the nobles called them "unfortunates",
being hunted down by Jack the Ripper. Abberline digs
deeper and deeper into the conspiracy and attempts
to solve the case before Mary Kelly is the next victim.
twist to the mystery of Jack the Ripper. The movie
started off slow and I wondered why I was watching
it. Then it got into the action of investigating the
Jack the Ripper mystery and, no pun intended, came
alive. The movie is loosely based on facts surrounding
the Jack the Ripper murders of prostitutes in London.
One follows Johnny Depp's role as the inspector investigating
those multiple murders as well as his love for one.
Once past the first 10 to fifteen minutes, the movie
is easy to follow; there are no dull moments. Fine
acting by all and well worth the time to view. I rated
it an eight.
Johnny Depp .... Inspector Fred Abberline
Heather Graham .... Mary Kelly
Ian Holm .... Sir William Gull
Robbie Coltrane .... Sergeant Peter Godley
Ian Richardson .... Sir Charles Warren
Jason Flemyng .... Netley, the Coachman
Katrin Cartlidge .... Dark Annie Chapman
Terence Harvey .... Benjamin 'Ben' Kidney
Susan Lynch .... Liz Stride
Paul Rhys .... Dr. Ferral
Lesley Sharp .... Kate Eddowes
Estelle Skornik .... Ada
Nicholas McGaughey .... Officer Bolt
Annabelle Apsion .... Polly
Joanna Page .... Ann Crook
Joanna Page throwing her head back as she rides a guy
while topless in this love scene.