The Four Feathers Movie Review 2002

Information and Film Reviews for The Four Feathers the Movie

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Featherweight remake has Ledger as Harry, a British officer in the late 1800's in love and engaged to marry hottie Ethne (Hudson, sporting an unfortunate English accent). Best friend and fellow officer Jack (Bentley) also fancies English muffin Ethne, unbeknownst to Harry. When Harry resigns from service with battle in the Sudan looming, he's labeled a coward and given four white feathers as a sign of his cowardice. Ditched and dissed, a suitably shamed Harry, determined to prove his courage, disguises himself as an African native (Riiight) and heads to the Sudan. Seem dated and implausible, but action scenes are well done. Based on A.E.W. Mason's 1902 novel.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 130 minutes.
Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Military: Foreign, Great Britain, Otherwise Engaged, Period Piece: 19th Century, Deserts, Africa, Big Battles, Buddies, Great Escapes
Michael Schiffer, Hossein Amini
Heath Ledger, Wes Bentley, Kate Hudson, Djimon Hounsou, Michael Sheen, Kris Marshall, Rupert Penry-Jones, Tim Pigott-Smith, Alex Jennings
Robert Richardson
Shekhar Kapur
James Horner
Peter Lindsay, Steven Rosenblum, Keith Pain, Ruth Myers, Allan Cameron
Stanley Jaffe, Marty Katz, Paul Feldsher, Robert D. Jaffe, Jaffilms, Paramount Pictures

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