Sean Bean straps on his Boromir beard and chainmail for a bit of men-on-a-medieval mission action.
He’s leader of an elite band of ex-army hardmen in the service of the church, investigating rumours of necromancy in a village mysteriously free from plague.
It’s big-fisted genre fun, with piles of mud, bodies and filth lending the film a terrifically pestilent feel.
Hefty debts to The Wicker Man and Witchfinder General mean it lacks freshness, but director Christopher Smith pushes his heroes’ religious zealotry into provocative places.
Sport & Auto
- About Future
- Digital Future
- Cookies Policy
- Terms & Conditions
- Investor Relations
- Contact Future
© Future Publishing Limited, Beauford Court, 30 Monmouth Street, Bath BA1 2BW. All rights reserved. England and Wales company registration number 2008885.