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From Hell

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Johnny Depp, From Hell
From Hell: Jurgen Vollmer

From Hell

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
1 minutes
Wide Release Date:
10/19/01
performer:
Johnny Depp, Heather Graham, Ian Holm, Paul Rhys, Ian Richardson
director:
Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes
distributor:
20th Century Fox Film Corporation
author:
10904, 75633
genre:
Mystery and Thriller

We gave it a B

What’s the difference between suspense and horror? One is sensing, the other is seeing; one is expectation, the other is follow-through; one leaves the bloody details to your imagination, the other shows that imagination can fall pitifully short. From Hell is the latter, laying the body parts on the table: The Hughes brothers’ interpretation of Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell’s comic-book interpretation of the Jack the Ripper myth is pretty much ”Seven” by way of ”The Alienist.” Alternating perverse Victorian curlicues like police inspector Johnny Depp’s taste for opiates with graphic throat-slitting and disemboweling, ”Hell” mixes freemasonry, the Elephant Man, and a really bad Heather Graham performance into a steam-punk freak show that vibrates with dread.

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