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A brilliant portrayal of Jack The Ripper,
This review is from: From Hell - Single Disc Edition  [DVD] (DVD)
I am a big Johnny Depp fan and was pleased again by his performance in this movie. I have always been fascinated by the story of Jack The Ripper, and was glad to see the result of this film. Many people have critisized it for not being accurate enough, but quite frankly, who cares when a film is this good?
Johnny Depp plays Inspector Fred Abberline. Robbie Coltrane plays his friend, Sergeant Godley. Together they try to solve the murders that are occuring in the Whitechapel area of London. For the benefit of those who have absolutely no idea what the Jack the Ripper story entails, he prayed upon prostitutes in the area and slit their throats and mutilated their bodies.
Ian Holm is absolutely fantastic in this movie. He is everything that his character should be. There are many great performances throughout this film, too many to list individually. Those performances given by the women playing the prostitues are brilliant.
I watched this film in complete bliss, (as wrong as they may be considering the content!), and have struggled hard to find something wrong with it. The only thing I can come up with is Heather Graham's English accent, which seems to slip into the typical American trying to do a cockney accent and failing. But it isn't so bad that it spoilt the movie.
I would recommend this movie to any true film buff and just suggest that, if you are intrigued by the story of Jack the Ripper, you watch this with an open mind and try not to be too judgemental when it comes to the facts. This is after all just a movie and not a true life documentary.
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Initial post: 31 Dec 2008 17:15:41 GMT
G. R. Donaldson says:
What an enthusiastic review, I thought this film was excellent.
Posted on 11 Sep 2011 21:50:22 BDT
Mr. J. T. Cunningham says:
Heather Graham`s character Mary Kelly is Irish not a Cockney - good review though
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