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…
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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