• The Four Feathers (2002)

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Release Date: September 20th, 2002

DVD Release Date: February 18th, 2003

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

Production Co: Paramount Pictures, Miramax Films

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Ratings & Reviews

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  • The good news is that it sees what a jihad looks like from both sides. The bad news is that it's not a very good movie, with three fine performances and two great sequences. show more

  • Splendidly spectacular, intelligent and very well-acted. show more

  • 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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