The Four Feathers

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Released 2002

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Director:
Shekhar Kapur
Released:
2002
Rating:
PG-13

The Four Feathers is a 2002 action-adventure film based on British writer A.E.W. Mason's 1902 book. Directed by Shekar Kapur, the film features Heath Ledger, Djimon Hounsou, Kate Hudson, Wes Bentley, Tim Pigott-Smith, and Michael Sheen. The movie centers on a young British officer, Harry Faversham (Heath Ledger), who suddenly resigns his post just before a war breaks out in Egypt. His inexplicable resignation does not sit well with his friends and family members. As a symbol of Harry's perceived cowardice, each of his three friends give him a white feather. His fiance breaks off their engagement and gives him a white feather. Wrestling with his conscience and questioning his own selfish motives, Harry embarks on a mission of redemption. Hearing of his regiment's brutal, hopeless attack, he travels alone to Sudan to offer his assistance. He hopes that his actions will allow him to regain the respect of people he hurt.

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  • 50

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    All these intriguing good intentions, however, have largely gone for naught because of a variety of missteps, starting with an increasing implausible plot as well as the fact that ...

  • 30

    The New York Times A.O. Scott

    Such few assets aren't enough to alleviate the film's shallowness.

  • 30

    Variety Todd McCarthy

    There is no one to become attached to in The Four Feathers, no interest or sympathies appealed to or engaged.

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