This movie is a real "Seen it all before" type endeavour. Johhny Depps character is the best part of the movie, despite his horrendous accent. Jack the Ripper is reduced to some "crazy old guy" and is almost completely ignored. The hilights are the main Depp character, which could have had his own movie, and the cinematography, which is great, if not superior. It's worth it to watch this movie just for the splendid visual experience.
The real crime of this movie is the total reduction of the Jack the Ripper character. With a title like "From Hell", we really expect to see a real candid and explicit view of a fiendish demonic figure, such as Jack the Ripper. The character of which however, in the movie, is really just some crazy old guy. We learn absolutely nothing about his real motives behind his intricate butchery, and the one scene that attempts to delve into his inner insanity is totally laughable. It almost feels like watching Mr. Rogers screw up a cherry pie. This movie is from Hell all right, but not in any good way.