I just loved this one. The character development and the general theatrical construction of the film are great. Mr. Nighy is at the center of the pace, although the whole of the cast is absolutely brilliant. There's beautiful moments of cinematography, great use of references and subtle gory details, all of which feel like fresh air for the genre. This film is like the tale of a great writer, like a classic. Bravo!
An entertaining victorian murder romp with great production work and art direction which really evokes the era. The cast is very accomplished and the characters are interesting. Shame that many of the players don't get to really delve deeply into their characters. The writing is quite on point but in somewhat of a hurry and the direction is more workmanlike than prolific. Good and engaging but not riveting.
It's 1880 and London is being terrorised by a prototype Ripper.As 8 years later,it's the poor and destitute who are being victimised,in the Victorian urban sprawl of the East End.The police have 4 suspects(including Karl Marx!),but this whodunit has several twists and turns to do,before it's finale.The mix of music hall,streetlife and gore,give this literate thriller/horror film a "Grand Guignol"feel.Enjoyable.