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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12A
Cast
Matt Damon
Heath Ledger
Jonathan Pryce
Lena Headey
Peter Stormare
Monica Bellucci
Directors
Terry Gilliam
Screenwriters
Terry Gilliam
Tony Grisoni
Ehren Kruger
Running Time
118 minutes

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Plot
French-occupied Germany, 1812. Bogus witch-hunters Wilhelm (Damon) and Jacob (Ledger) Grimm are sent by psychotic French general Delatombe (Pryce) — who has discovered their scam — to uncover another suspected ersatz spook plot involving missing children — one whose terrors turn out to be all too real…


Verdict
Gilliam at his best and his worst. His unleashed imagination yields some astounding results, but a lack of structural discipline and Stormare’s risible Cavaldi mean this is nothing more than an entertaining mess.


Reviewed by Dan Jolin

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