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From Hell Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0
    54

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Mixed or average reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 100

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    Sensational and accomplished.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    USA Today Staff [Not Credited]

    With almost as many subplots as corpses, the movie maintains its mild watchability only because the Ripper saga still engrosses.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    The movie feels dark, clammy and exhilarating -- it's like belonging to a secret club where you can have a lot of fun but might get into trouble.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    Ambitious, visually stunning and hugely accomplished.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

not for kids

Gruesome, predictable Jack the Ripper retelling.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this film is extremely violent, with numerous scenes of women being murdered and butchered by Jack the Ripper. It's NOT for kids. There are also some violent fights and a particularly hideous carriage accident. There are also scenes showing sexual behavior, drug and alcohol use, and very strong language.

  • Families can talk about the actual history of the Jack the Ripper story and how the film departs from known facts. The plausibility of the film's versions of events could be discussed, as well as its portrayal of life in Victorian England. This is an extremely violent film, however, and its gruesomeness may overwhelm any desire to discuss history.

The good stuff
  • message true0

    Messages: No real role models here.

What to watch for
  • violence false5

    Violence: extremely violent, with numerous scenes of women being murdered and butchered by Jack the Ripper. There are also some violent fights and a particularly hideous carriage accident.

  • sex false5

    Sex: Explicit sexuality.

  • language false5

    Language: Very strong language.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Drug and alcohol use.

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