(Review originally written at 25 September 2005)

This is a beautiful movie to look at. The Hughes brothers (Albert and Allen) directed the movie with lots of flair and provide the movie with some stylish and beautiful looking moments. They just seemed to concentrated a bit too much on the visual style and a little too less on bringing the story to the screen. The story is brought a bit too vaguely and not everything seems always to make sense. Basically the fact that Inspector Fred Abberline (Johnny Depp) has psychic abilities in the movie is pointless and never ever really serves a purpose. Yes, it does provide the movie with some visual nice looking weird scene's but it doesn't really add anything to the story. The story itself of Jack The Ripper is quite tense and mysterious but this movie never truly becomes tense.

The movie gives a pretty good view of 1888 London and has some excellent looking sets and uses perfect lighting for the scene's, to create the right atmosphere.

The cast is well filled with some impressive names. Having Johnny Depp in a movie is never a bad thing and the other most important characters are played by the other well known actors; Heather Graham, Robbie Coltrane and Ian Holm.

If you like eye candy this is a perfect movie for you to watch. If you like a tense mysterious crime movie this is probably not the best movie for you to watch.


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