Behmen(Nicolas Cage) and Felson(Ron Perlman) are two knights who take part in the Crusades. They are thick friends and have been fighting side by side. After seeing innocent women and children being slaughtered in the name of God, Behmen is filled with remorse. So he and Felson decides to go back to their respective villages. On their way to home, they see the country affected with the Black Plague. Everyone believe it is act of the devil.
Behmen and Felson are captured after being recognized as deserters. But, they are soon released on one condition. They should assist in transferring the girl (Claire Foy) to a remote monastery. The girl has been identified as the witch responsible for the plague. The holy men residing in the monastery will determine her guilt. Behmen and Felson agrees to accomplish this mission if the girl is given a fair trial.
Behmen and Felson are accompanied by the priest Debelzaq, the knight Eckhardt, the swindler Hagamar and the altar boy Kay. They put the girl inside cage drawn by horses. Then, they begin their journey to the monastery. The journey is fraught with dangers.
Dominic Sena directs this lackluster action movie. During the opening of the movie, there is too much focus given to the battles during the Crusades unsuccessfully trying to focus on the previous life of Behmen and Felson. The battles end up as repetitive and thereby boring. The movie picks up tempo during the journey and quickly loses it too.
Nicolas Cage and Ron Perlman fails to evoke any connection with the viewer.
Avoid it at all costs.