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PG-13| 2 hr. 5 min.

Plot Summary
The story, set in 1875, follows a British officer (Heath Ledger) who resigns his post when he learns of his regiment's plan to ship out to the Sudan for the conflict with the Mahdi. His friends and fiancée send him four white feathers which symbolize cowardice. To redeem his honor he disguises himself as an Arab and secretly saves the lives of those who branded him a coward.

Cast: Heath Ledger , Wes Bentley , Kate Hudson , Djimon Hounsou , Michael Sheen , James Cosmo , Lucy Gordon , Alex Jennings

Director: Shekhar Kapur

Genres: Adventure, Drama, War

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

The Four Feathers (2002)

Release Date: September 13th, 2002|2 hr. 5 min.

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critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 2 )
  • 50
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    It should have been an old-fashioned rouser, and sometimes it is. The great cinematographer Robert Richardson (JFK) lights the battle scenes like action paintings. But Kapur weighs down the tale with bogus profundities. show more

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    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Its virtues can't outweigh the disappointment of a movie that might have been a rousing old-fashioned epic, or better yet a provocative reworking of an old epic, and instead became a muddle. show more

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    Mike Clark USA Today

    Kapur's stodgy style halts the momentum of young actors who have impressed in other movies. show more

  • October 23, 2011 Bleu Chariot
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    Welldone Great movie. Great acting. Lsdger awesome and memorable. Highly recommend

  • January 28, 2009 Italstal101
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    Yarn my eye...Ledger is brilliant in this film.The emotions of the human condition and perservance of his character are dead on. Why he was never nominated for anything for this film mystifies me.

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