The best part of this movie is the first five minutes, in which three women accused of being witches are about to be hung over the side of a bridge by the Catholic Church. It seems like they are all innocent but afterwards one of them comes back to "life" and hangs the priest. Then we go to a hundred years later, to the various campaigns of the Crusades, in which knights were trying to reclaim the Holy Land. Two of these soldiers are Behman (Nicolas Cage) and Felson (Ron Perlman). But after they are forced to kill some women and children they bail the army and go off on their own. They are captured and are to be killed as deserters unless they help transport an accused witch to a monastery. They are joined by some other soldiers and go through some obstacles, like the stereotypical rotting suspension bridge.
Nicholas Cage is sleepwalking through this one--it doesn't even seem he's making an effort. Ron Perlman hangs in there as his sidekick. The thing, though, is that the girl doesn't even turn to be a witch--she's something else entirely, and the last half hour degenerates to a lot of chasing around by a CGI gargoyle-like monster. Definitely NOT recommended.