The Four Feathers 2002

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A British officer resigns his post just before battle and subsequently receives four white feathers from his friends and fiancee as symbols of what they believe to be his cowardice.

Starring:
Heath Ledger,Kate Hudson
Runtime:
2 hours, 11 minutes

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The Four Feathers

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Thriller, Action & Adventure
Director Shekhar Kapur
Starring Heath Ledger, Kate Hudson
Supporting actors Mohamed Bouich, Wes Bentley, Campbell Brown
Studio Lionsgate
BBFC rating Suitable for 15 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By K. Platt TOP 100 REVIEWER on 5 Dec. 2011
Format: DVD
never mind the mix up with the dates and whether or not it is true to the novel or earlier versions. Heath ledger's acting is brilliant. I would not normally watch this type of film, glad I did. The acting is good, the production great. Heath stood head and shoulders above the rest.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Cesare Borgia on 12 April 2008
Format: DVD
I found this effort sadly disappointing.I thought it a pity that they decided to mess around with the dating and set the story apparently in the 1880s rather than the 1898 Omdurman Campaign in which Mason placed his novel. It wasn't clear to me whether the British unit involved was meant to be infantry or cavalry - one moment they are on foot with bayonets fixed, the next careering around on horseback brandishing full-length Martini-Henry rifles - not the most effective weapon in a cavalry charge! All in all it was too politically correct and redolent of early 21st Century attitudes for my taste.
I fear it must be added to the tally of "Four Feathers" re-makes which have failed to match the standard achieved by Korda's 1939 version.
At least the 1950s attempt "Storm on the Nile" had the good sense to use some of the 1939 film's combat footage!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Stephen Froud on 7 July 2012
Format: DVD
I have this on DVD, Currently looking for a blu-ray version, but hard to track one down. This by far the best of best The Four Feathers, about the British in the Sudan during the late 19th century, based on the 1902 novel. A grand epic story beautiful shot and acted, of Love, War, more War and Disgrace, this movie is awesome! EPIC!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By John McCartney on 22 May 2014
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The film is fairly true to the book. Heath Ledger is excellent as Harry the man of conscience and the whole cast and location filming add up to a well crafted tale very well delivered
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By Merlin's Owl on 21 Feb. 2012
Format: DVD
I approached this adaptation with high hopes and found that there are equal measures of enjoyment and disappointment. The opening scenes of rugby were an inspiration. To many in the world Englishmen are seen as stiff, over-mannered and effete. However "muscular Christianity" and the rigid codes of honour, discipline and competitiveness instilled by the public schools created an officer-class fit to rule. After all, the Four Feathers is all about honour and tradition as well as love as the motivation for characters.
SPOILER ALERT. I'm not particularly obsessive about detail but I found the battle-scene where camel riders approach the British unarmed to be killed puzzling. Later, the charge of Soudanese disguised as British was outrageous and I hope this is the result of studio interference as other reviewers have guessed. This kind of subterfuge would never be considered by a noble enemy who relished hand-to-hand combat and honour as much as the British.
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I'd ignore the negative reviews on this, especially those who criticise the historical accuracy, and judge for yourself. This is a 21st century retelling, a reinterpretation. It doesn't seek to be faithful to the original book, which was written in times in which a small country (Britain) thought it was genuinely superior to most of humanity. Hence, there is a subtle undertone in the film that whispers that colonialism (in this case using military might to supress and exploit other people's lives and cultures as they are felt to be inferior) was really not the proudest moment in human history. However, it is mostly a coming-of-age film, and a love story, rather than a political one. Those of you still proud of the British empire should probably watch the 1939 version. The rest of you, relax back and enjoy.
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By AZ on 5 Jan. 2015
Format: DVD
I confess I didn't know that there was a multiple remake. Just as well, I enjoyed it immensely. Heath Ledger was in particular outstanding. Having read the other reviews on this site, I am glad I did not read them prior to seeing the film. There appears to be a bit of film snobbery at work with their swipes at historical correctness, and some of the changing of the facts (like the British losing). Who cares? I am not one of those who always say the older versions are better, and thus can recommend this film as an exciting adventure with an interesting historical thread, driven by a love story involving both friends and a lover.
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I don't especially like movies that honor war and battles, but this movie has a very good cast, very nice landscapes and a strong & human story about friendship (between Harry –Heath Ledger– and Abou Fatma –Djimon Hounsou–). The love story is a bit dull, but the tenderness and charisma of Heath pulls it off. The cast (Heath, Djimon Hounsou and Wes Bentley) is excellent. There are some strong, violent and cruel parts, but they are really well made. The scene of Heath jumping on the horse is spectacular (he was a very good rider). Wonderful Heath: we miss you... / Antonia
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