From Hell (2001)

Quick bite: From Hell (2001)

Police Inspector Frederick Abberline (Johnny Depp) investigates—and solves—the Whitechapel murders thanks to opium, absinthe, and low-grade clairvoyance. With overall uninspired direction and a script that does different kinds of disservice to the original graphic novel by Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell, the A-list cast, and the actual historical events, The Silence of the Lambs (1991) this isn’t. And while the real-life Abberline worked the Whitechapel case, there’s no record that he had even one shamanic vision. The definitive Jack the Ripper movie has yet to be made. Directed by the Hughes brothers.