The Four Feathers
The Four Feathers (2002)

The story, set in 1898, follows a British officer who resigns his post when he learns of his regiment's plans to ship out to the Sudan for the conflict with the Mahdi. His friends and fiancee send him four white feathers, which… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: September 20, 2002
DVD Release Date: February 18, 2003
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Critic Score: 41% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Though beautiful to look at, The Four Feathers lacks epic excitement and suffers from an ambivalent viewpoint.

Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Kapur weighs down the tale with bogus profundities.

Stephen Hunter
Washington Post

A movie that lacks the jingoistic bravura of earlier editions ... but hasn't replaced it with meaningful historical revisionism appropriate to our post-colonial age.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

A decent film with some intense battle violence.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

Ledger does a great job in the action sequences and the more tender scenes.

Peter Howell
Toronto Star

What's missing, crucially, is the passion required to make this unlikely tale work.

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Michael Dequina

The Sahara desert, gorgeously photographed by Robert Richardson, displays the most personality in the entire picture.

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

It's a pretty compelling yarn, not to mention full of pretty pictures, and yet it could be so much more than that.

Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

It's beautifully done, but there's not much of a point to it.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

It's cold, misguided, confusing, illiterate, boring, badly acted and flat-out laughable.

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Flixster Audience Score: 64% Flixster User Reviews
Christian C
Don't care what anyone else says. This is my second-favorite Heath Ledger film (second only to Brokeback Mountain). And Wes Bentley -- for all his… More
Wahida K
I tried so hard to keep awake on this Movie. What a shame great casting but very poor film.
Curtis Lilly
Barring the lame and predictable love story, this movie was pretty great. Unique plot, as well as the always super badass Djimon Hounsou. In this one he plays… More
jay nixon
good cast, slow film
Conner Rainwater
I've actually always found this to be a good movie. Even though it is constantly bashed by critics, I think it's a beautiful story. It's not… More
Emily Armstrong
Have you ever watched a movie and realized halfway through that you're not so much watching as waiting for it to end? This movie is way too long and… More