From Hell (guest)

January 13, 2010 at 12:08 am Leave a comment

MOVIE: From Hell

GUEST: Nathan Arizona

NUTSHELL: A Hughes Bros. film about violence, pimps, prostitutes, and drugs. Only instead of being set in South Central L.A., it’s set in 1880s in Whitechapel London. Oh yeah, and Jack the Ripper is on the loose.

GOOD THINGS: Robbie Coltrane, Heather Graham, dark and moody and I’ve always been a Jack the Ripper-phile anyway.

BAD THINGS: English teeth, brutal violence, and Johnny Depp’s English accent seems just a tad forced. F

EATURES: Conspiracy theories, 19th-century lobotomies, the Elephant Man, Queen Victoria, Freemason initiation rituals

UNCOMFORTABLE MOMENTS: Jack’s last murder, hookers with bad teeth

NOTABLE: Heather Graham plays a prostitute, and somehow where supposed to believe she can’t raise the one lousy pound a week it takes to keep her pimp happy. Not to mention not that many hookers in Whitechapel in the 1880s could have had pefect hair, perfect teeth, etc.

BEST PART: Never has the cliché of the young, inexperienced police guy vomiting when he sees a dead body been so funny.


CROWNS: 4 out of 5

Entry filed under: Guest Review, Nathan Arizona.

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