Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Sensational and accomplished.
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Gripping and stylish thriller.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Ambitious, visually stunning and hugely accomplished.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Bob Graham
Mystery skillfully evokes Victorian London's dark depths.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By 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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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
An amazing physical specimen, beautifully photographed and edited. If you think of it as your own opium dream, you may dismiss the lousy story as a mere side effect.
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USA Today

By 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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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Feels stagy, stiff and entirely unnecessary.
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Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
What the Hughes brothers have come up with is, to borrow another phrase from that bygone age, a penny dreadful.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The Hughes boys blow it by burying a fine cast -- Robbie Coltrane as a cop and Ian Holm as a royal sawbones are standouts -- in stock scares, sappy romance and cliches that really are from hell.
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54 out of 100
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