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  • Genre: Adventure | Drama | Romance | War
  • Release Date: 20 September 2002 (USA)
  • Runtime: 132 min | Canada:125 min (Toronto International Film Festival)
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  • Rate: 6.4/10 total 23,202 votes 
  • Genre: Adventure | Drama | Romance | War
  • Release Date: 20 September 2002 (USA)
  • Runtime: 132 min | Canada:125 min (Toronto International Film Festival)
  • Filming Location: Bledlow, Buckinghamshire, England, UK
  • Budget: $35,000,000 (estimated)
  • Gross: $495,874 (Japan) (26 September 2003)
  • Director: Shekhar Kapur
  • Stars: Heath Ledger, Wes Bentley, Kate Hudson | See full cast and crew »
  • Original Music By: James Horner   
  • Soundtrack: The British Grenadiers
  • Sound Mix: DTS | Dolby Digital
  • Plot Keyword: Cowardice | Battle | Friend | White Feather | British

The Four Feathers (2002) Writing Credits By:

  • A.E.W. The Four Feathers 2002 Mason (novel)
  • Michael Schiffer (screenplay) and
  • Hossein Amini (screenplay)

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  • The major fight scene is the Battle of Abu Klea, which took place on January 17, 1885. The Four Feathers 2002 A British Desert Column of approximately 1,100 troops fought a Mahdist force of over 12,000 dervishes. The Four Feathers 2002 The scene depicted in the film, however, is a fictional version of the actual battle. The Four Feathers 2002 Is this interesting? Interesting? YesNo |
  • Jude Law was the original choice for the role of Harry Feversham. The Four Feathers 2002 Is this interesting? Interesting? YesNo |

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Goofs: Factual errors: The battle of Abu Klea was a British victory.

The Four Feathers (2002) Plot: 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. The Four Feathers 2002 Full summary » |  »

The Four Feathers (2002) Story: Set in 1884 Sudan, this fifth film to be adapted from the A.E.W. The Four Feathers 2002 Mason novel follows a British officer who resigns his post right before his regiment ships out to battle the rebels. The Four Feathers 2002 Perceiving his resignation as cowardice, his friends and fiancée give him four white feathers, the symbol of cowardice, but little do they know he’s actually going undercover and plans to redeem his honor. The Four Feathers 2002 Written bySujit R. The Four Feathers 2002 Varma

FullCast & Crew

Produced By: Watch Online The Four Feathers (2002) Free Movie

  • Laurie Borg known as co-producer
  • Paul Feldsher known as producer
  • Julie Goldstein known as executive producer
  • Robert Jaffe known as producer (as Robert D. The Four Feathers 2002 Jaffe)
  • Stanley R. The Four Feathers 2002 Jaffe known as producer
  • Marty Katz known as producer
  • Allon Reich known as executive producer

Watch The Four Feathers (2002) Free Movie Online FullCast & Crew:

  • Wes Bentley known as Jack Durrance
  • Mohamed Bouich known as Sudanese Storyteller
  • Campbell Brown known as Dervish Ansar
  • Daniel Caltagirone known as Gustave
  • James Cosmo known as Col. The Four Feathers 2002 Sutch
  • Andy Coumbe known as Colonel Other Regiment
  • Angela Douglas known as Aunt Mary
  • Karim Doukkali known as Egyptian Orderly
  • Lucy Gordon known as Isabelle
  • Megan Hall known as Millie
  • James Hillier known as Drunken Corporal
  • Nick Holder known as British Lion
  • Djimon Hounsou known as Abou Fatma
  • Kate Hudson known as Ethne Eustace
  • Alex Jennings known as Colonel Hamilton
  • Alexandra Kabi known as Woman in Red Veil
  • Heath Ledger known as Harry Feversham
  • Julio Lewis known as Saadi
  • Craig McDonald known as Wounded Captain
  • Lionel Mahop known as Dervish Captain
  • Richard Manlove known as British Corporal
  • Kris Marshall known as Edward Castleton
  • Manar Mohamed known as Youssef
  • Marouazi Mohammed known as Dervish Sniper
  • Nider Mohamed known as Mullah
  • Anna Diafe Ndiaye known as Dinka Slavegirl
  • Medoune Ndiaye known as Gentle Faced Porter
  • Deobia Oparei known as Idris-Es-Saier
  • Mohamen Mehdi Ouazanni known as Hassan (as Medhi Ouzzani)
  • Charles Pemberton known as Impressario
  • Rupert Penry-Jones known as Tom Willoughby
  • Tim Pigott-Smith known as General Feversham
  • Mohamed Quatib known as Ibrahim (as Mohammed Quatib)
  • Laila Rouass known as Maya
  • Hugh Ross known as Regimental Priest
  • Thioumbe Samb known as Dinka Slavegirl
  • Michael Sheen known as William Trench
  • Mark Tonderai known as Egyptian Orderly
  • Alek Wek known as Aquol
  • Alex Zorbas known as Egyptian Orderly
  • Bruce Lawrence known as British Soldier
  • Rhidian Bridge known as British Soldier (uncredited)
  • Christian Coulson known as Drummer Boy (uncredited)
  • Ray Donn known as British Cavalry Officer (uncredited)
  • James Embree known as British Cavalry Officer (uncredited)
  • Natalie Hallam known as High Class Lady (uncredited)
  • Hugo Hedley known as British Troop (uncredited)
  • Serena Lorien known as Crying Widow (uncredited)
  • Ben Uttley known as General Wolseley's Aide-de-Camp (uncredited)



Supporting Department

Makeup Department: The Four Feathers (2002)
  • Jo Allen known as chief makeup artist: action unit
  • Zineb Bendoula known as key hair stylist
  • Anita Burger known as makeup artist
  • Jon Henry Gordon known as hair stylist
  • Jon Henry Gordon known as makeup artist
  • Khadija Hamdan known as makeup artist
  • Caroline Hamilton known as makeup artist
  • Annabel Hill known as assistant makeup artist
  • Susan Howard known as makeup artist
  • Lynn Jackett known as makeup artist
  • Sara Kramer known as hair stylist
  • Sara Kramer known as makeup artist
  • Natasha Nischol known as assistant makeup artist
  • Sharon O'Brien known as hair stylist
  • Sharon O'Brien known as makeup artist
  • Daniel Phillips known as hair stylist
  • Daniel Phillips known as makeup artist
  • Katherine Rayner known as makeup artist
  • Darren Robinson known as prosthetics designer
  • Simon Rose known as special makeup effects artist
  • John Schoonraad known as prosthetics supervisor
  • Loulia Sheppard known as hair stylist
  • Loulia Sheppard known as wig stylist
  • Jenny Shircore known as hair designer
  • Jenny Shircore known as makeup designer
  • Christine Whitney known as makeup artist
  • Roisin O'Reilly known as assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
  • Rupert Simon known as make up artist: supporting artists (uncredited)
  • Barbara Taylor known as crowd hair stylist (uncredited)
  • Barbara Taylor known as crowd makeup artist (uncredited)

The Four Feathers (2002) Art Department:

  • Ahmed Abounouom known as art director: Morocco
  • Ahmed Azig known as construction supervisor
  • David Balfour known as property master
  • Julian Caldow known as storyboard artist
  • Alex Cameron known as stand-by art director
  • Temple Clark known as storyboard artist (concept artist)
  • Stuart Clarke known as scenic artist
  • Gary Dawson known as dressing props
  • Michael Finlay known as painter
  • Katie Gabriel known as art department coordinator
  • Saskia Green known as art department assistant
  • Zack Grobler known as art director: Morocco
  • James Hambidge known as art director: UK
  • Aziz Hamichi known as assistant to art department
  • Aziz Hamichi known as assistant to art director
  • Robert Hill known as chargehand stand-by
  • Jonathan Holbrook known as stand-by painter
  • Susie Jones known as art department assistant (as Sue Jones)
  • Paul Kirby known as art director: UK
  • Duncan McDevitt known as head modeler
  • Joe Monks known as head painter
  • Aziz Rafiq known as assistant art director
  • Amin Rharda known as props buyer
  • Danny Rogers known as graphic designer: promotional material
  • John Shergold known as painter
  • Gregor Telfer known as props
  • Bradley Torbett known as supervising stand-by propman
  • Caroline Usher known as set dresser
  • John Wells known as locations property master
  • Jack Garwood known as dressing props (uncredited)




Watch The Four Feathers (2002) Free Movie Online Production Companies:

  • Paramount Pictures (presents)
  • Miramax Films (presents)
  • Jaffilms
  • Belhaven Limited
  • Dune Films
  • Marty Katz Productions

Watch Online The Four Feathers (2002) Free Movie Other Companies:

  • Shepperton Studios  movie studio
  • Abbey Road Studios  score recording (as Abbey Road Studios, London)
  • Angels & Bermans  costume supplier (as Angels and Bermans)
  • Casting Collective  extras casting
  • Crown Tower Ltd.  armouring
  • Cutting Edge  negative cutting
  • De Lane Lea Sound Centre  audio post-production (as De Lane Lea)
  • DeLuxe Laboratories  color timing (as Deluxe)
  • Dune Films  production company: Morocco
  • Gearbox Sound and Vision  additional ProTools systems supplied by
  • Global Music Service  music copyist
  • Imaginary Forces  main titles
  • Lee Lighting  lighting
  • London Editing Machines Ltd.  editing equipment
  • Mike Fraser  telecine rushes transfers
  • Movie Lot, The  security
  • North Africa Horses and Camels  camels supplied by
  • North Africa Horses and Camels  horse master
  • North Africa Horses and Camels  horses supplied and trained by
  • On Set Location Services  facility trucks
  • Panavision UK  camera equipment provided by
  • Reel Skill  negative cutting
  • Set Meals  catering: UK
  • Shepperton Studios  pre-mixing
  • Sony Classical  soundtrack
  • Todd-AO Studios  additional re-recording facility
  • Wavevend Communications  walkie talkies

The Four Feathers (2002) Distributors:

  • Paramount Pictures (2002) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Miramax Films (2002) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Amuse Pictures (2003) (Japan) (theatrical)
  • Buena Vista International (2002) (Argentina) (theatrical)
  • Columbia TriStar Films AB (2003) (Sweden) (theatrical)
  • Columbia TriStar Nordisk Film Distributors (2003) (Finland) (theatrical)
  • Concorde Filmverleih (2002) (Germany) (theatrical)
  • Eagle Pictures (2002) (Italy) (theatrical)
  • Egmont Entertainment (2003) (Sweden) (theatrical)
  • RCV Film Distribution (2002) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
  • TFM Distribution (2003) (France) (theatrical)
  • Concorde Home Entertainment (2003) (Germany) (DVD)
  • Gativideo (200?) (Argentina) (DVD)
  • Gativideo (200?) (Argentina) (VHS)
  • Nordisk Film (2005) (Finland) (DVD)
  • Nordisk Film (2005) (Finland) (VHS)
  • Nordisk Film (2003) (Sweden) (DVD)
  • Paramount Home Video (2003) (USA) (DVD)
  • Paramount Home Video (2003) (USA) (VHS)
  • RCV Home Entertainment (2003) (Netherlands) (VHS)
  • RTL Entertainment (2007) (Netherlands) (TV) (first national airing) (RTL7)
  • Yleisradio (YLE) (2007) (Finland) (TV)



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Watch Online The Four Feathers (2002) Free Movie Special Effects:

  • Mill Films (I) (visual effects) (as Mill Film Ltd.)
  • Moving Target (visual effects)
  • Visual Concept Engineering (VCE) (visual effects)

Watch The Four Feathers (2002) Free Movie Online Visual Effects by:

  • Angus Cameron known as digital effects supervisor
  • Antony Hunt known as visual effects executive producer
  • David Smith known as visual effects producer (as Dave Smith)
  • Mark Bakowski known as digital compositor (uncredited)
  • Brian Jochum known as visual effects producer: Moving Target (uncredited)
  • Daniel Pettipher known as 2D digital supervisor (uncredited)
  • Brian Smallwood known as digital effects artist (uncredited)
  • Andy Stevens known as visual effects cameraman (uncredited)
  • Matt Welford known as digital compositor: Mill Film (uncredited)
  • Kurt Wiley known as digital effects artist (uncredited)

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MPAA: Rated PG-13 for intense battle sequences, disturbing images, violence and some sensuality (edited for re-rating)



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  1. Righty-Sock ( from Mexico
    19 Dec 2013, 5:33 pm

    The story is set in 1884 during the British Empire uprising…

    Harry Faversham (Heath Ledger) is a young army officer from adistinguished military family who never wanted to join the army… He didit for his father… He resigns his commission on the eve of hisregiment's departure for Sudan… Harry has already disgusted his strictfather, a respected General in the Queen's Army, by declaring nointerest in a soldier's life and now that he is about to be married tohis beloved Ethne (Kate Hudson), he wants to settle down…

    When his closest friends and fellow officers find out that he disgracedthe regiment, they send him a box of feathers of cowardice… When Ethnesends him another feather, he then disappears to redeem himself, toface up to his fears, to discover himself, to win back hisself-respect…

    Shekhar Kapur's "The Four Feathers" is beautifully filmed andperformed… The themes of love, honor, loyalty, friendship, trust,redemption, wisdom, true strength, and true courage are all there… Theymade the characters entirely plausible… But what truly lingers in thememory about it are the stunning sequences filmed in the Sudan and thesplendid staging of several battles, showing the then standard Britishtactics employed in holding off attackers—the forming of squares, withriflemen deployed in standing, kneeling, firing, holding line, andkeeping eye on the target… These exciting scenes of combat and carnageare truly impressive…

  2. Mercy Bell (mercybell) from MA
    19 Dec 2013, 5:33 pm

    The newest rendition of the Four Feathers is a real epic, aestheticallybeautiful, sweeping, completely refreshing in terms of emotionalpresentation and scope for both characters and audience. This is one of thebest of this year in terms of mainstream film.

    The beginning drags, and the editing is confusing at times, the lighting isdark, and it has a rich (as in dense) atmosphere to it that can make it seemunnecessarily claustrophobic at times, yet which helps during certain scenes(don’t want to give anything away). In fact the first 1/3 of the movie is aplum bore. But as soon as Harry goes off following some enemy spies, themovie flows beautifully. It becomes quite the rousing adventure, with lotsof fairly disgusting dead bodies and their missing parts all over the place(surprising for a PG-13 flick) and the sole battle scene is one of thebetter ones I’ve ever seen, because it creates uncliched emotion, and it’svery effective in creating a seemingly helpless situation, with great battlechoreography to boot.

    In a movie that has quite a few flaws, it does something really well,develops supporting characters (other than Wes Bentley). The 4 differentcomrades of Harry’s, plus Adu (Hounsou’s character), have faces and livesand are important to the flow of the story, though they seem fairlyunimportant till it matters (again, don’t want to give anything away), whensomething happens to them, you want to know, and care about, what willbecome of them. It was refreshing to actually know the fellow soldiers in awar movie for once! And it helps add to the great emotional impact thismovie has.

    The acting is OK. There are no bad performances, bad accents to be sure, butHeath Ledger ceases to be his heartthrob self and eventually turns into thecharacter (somewhere between the chapped lips and matted hair I suppose),and provides a steady and trustworthy lead performance. Hudson, I think, istoo big for her role, though she and Bentley both provided, again, well doneand steady roles. Djimon Hounsou is really the standout. Other thantechnical aspects I don’t think it’ll get any nods, except maybe for Hounsouwho is exceptional in the film.

    I think that this is a very good film that boasts great cinematography,authentic and realistic costumes and excellent production design, and forme, a great emotional punch, plus a captivating adventure story. It’sdefinitely not a teen flick, or chick flick, it’s too gruesome andhistorical for either faction. And unlike other better systematically madefilms I’ve seen this year, it didn’t feel "canned", too unoriginal, oroverly pretentious, it felt fresh.

    I think this suffered the fate of fairly bad advertising and early press andnot living up to the expectation of "Elizabeth", but I’m glad I saw itbecause I really did enjoy it, a lot. Highly recommended.

  3. mOVIemAN56
    19 Dec 2013, 5:33 pm

    The Four Feathers was a film that didn’t receive much public interestor anticipation when released in 2002. I didn’t even hear of the filmuntil it was being advertised on STARZ as a new release on the network.I decided to flick it on not expecting much but was pleasantlysurprised by the film.

    Harry Faversham (Heath Ledger) is the son of a British war hero. Alongwith his friends, he is among the top officers being shipped to theSudan where rebellion has broken out. Harry, unlike his friends,doesn’t want to be a soldier and resigns his post. After receiving fourwhite feathers from his friends and fiancée he decides to head to theSudan to help his doomed friends.

    The acting is top notch with Wes Bentley, Heath Ledger, and DjimonHounsou in leading roles. The setting of the deserts of the Sudan isbrilliant used in the film. The battle scenes aren’t overdone and areemotionally charged. The film surprised me, with having such a greatstory, great acting, and great filming, I was disappointed to see itdidn’t get better from the critics and public.

    Take my word for it, The Four Feathers is a worth see adventure/drama.

    The Four Feathers. Starring: Heath Ledger, Wes Bentley, Djimon Hounsou,and Kate Hudson.

    3 1/2 out of 5 Stars.

  4. teacher_tom516 from Philippines
    19 Dec 2013, 5:33 pm

    This movie should have had SO much going for it. A top rated ifsomewhat revisionistic director whose first big effort in the west,Elizabeth, certainly made me look up and take notice. A pair of strongmale leads whose work in films like American Beauty and The KnightsTale certainly wasn't shabby. Superb production values. And someresearch certainly went into it as shown by the introduction whichreferences Sir Henry Newbolt's famous poem of Victorian and Edwardianyouth and manhood going into battle as if they were going to a footballmatch.

    Then, as they say in the Victorian army, 'it all went 'orribly wrong'.

    SOME SPOILERS BELOW The history behind this director's chosen period -the first Gordon relief expedition – certainly has more than enoughadventure and drama to it, particularly when one considers that notonly does Newbolt immortalize it in Vitai Lampada but so does Kiplingwith his 'Fuzzy Wuzzy' who, indeed, did nearly break the legendaryBritish squares at the battles of Abu Klea and Tamai.

    Someone, however, needs to explain to this director what a SQUAREFORMATION is and what it does. This is more than just a military nerd'snitpicking it is – and one sees this at the party scene toward thestart – a KEY ELEMENT in the narrative. The officers of the RoyalCumbrians 'form square' to create a nice little romantic space for theromantic leads but what's never explained – probably because thedirector doesn't get it – is that a square formation is key againstboth cavalry (as at Waterloo) and native warriors (as at Ulundi and theSudan) because A SQUARE CANNOT BE FLANKED. You cannot 'get behind' asquare and stab the hapless infantryman in the back because anotherface of the square is guarding the back. As such this formation,outdated on European battlefields where long-range rifle fire and moreaccurate cannons could mangle these squares at range, was key forfighting less technologically advanced or cavalry heavy enemies.

    Now a square is ridiculously vulnerable to fire – logically a shot thathits one guy at one face of the square will hit someone on the oppositeface. Infantry cannot stand in square for long as ranged fire will cutthem down until there are too few men standing to maintain theformation. Thus the next thing that the director doesn't get comes intoplay – COMBINED ARMS. A square can stand IF it has artillery -sometimes outside as at Waterloo, sometimes at the corners as at Ulundiand the Sudan to shoot up attackers at range. And the British infantryhad a wonderful new piece of artillery with them in the Sudan – theMachine Gun. When speaking of the colonial wars, one British politicoremarked, "Whatever happens, we've got the Maxim gun and they don't".

    Problem is, after referencing the Newbolt poem the director FORGETS thecentral stanza with its reference to 'The Gatling's Jammed and theColonel's Dead'. This was one reason why the Brit squares were nearlybroken on occasion by the fanatical Dervishes – the machine guns wouldsometimes jam, if fired too fast or if it got too hot or sand got intothe mechanism, etc.

    Toward the end of the battle the surviving British officer orders thesoldiers to break formation and retreat. This totally ruined it for me.NO British officer in their right mind would be so stupid – sheer logicdictates that one REMAIN in formation as long as possible as a retreat,every man for himself, would lead to the utter destruction of the unit.Even the surrounded British companys at Isandhlwana fought back to backuntil they were utterly overwhelmed. By rights the entire regimentshould have been eliminated to a man.

    Well, that's the military side of things.

    The actors are way too politically correct. Like it or not VictoriansWERE racist in their attitudes to 'lesser breeds without the law' andno British officer would have hesitated to shoot a man who fired on histroops – the sharpshooter would have been shot down like a dog withouta second thought. No explanation is really given for the politicalsituation and one gets the impression that these are transplantedAmerican GI's in Fallujah trying to win hearts and minds rather thanBritish redcoats in the Sudan.

    The speech of Durrance at the end was ludicrous and long and given thelack of emotion throughout the movie, never had a snowball's chance inhell of stirring up emotion for the man on the right (or left).

    The editing was choppy – particularly toward the end when the coupleare walking out of the barracks. The soldiers drilling in thebackground jump-cut all over the place.

    The film, for all the redcoats and 'jolly good old boy' accents NEVERinvokes the Victorian era in manners or morals. The director just doesNOT get the heart of the film that at this time courage, honour and allthose things which we consider effete and stupid today were actuallycherished – at least until the carnage of WW1 showed them to be idolswith feet of clay.


    As a film it's overblown, revisionist and Kate Hudson is horriblymiscast. There are many fine British and Commonwealth actresses – whyKate? Just because Almost Famous made her flavour of the month? Thisfilm was about as Victorian as Shanghai Knights. No Gunga Din, Zulu orMan Who Would Be King, this one. Spare yourself the agony and expenseand watch one of the above three instead of this rotten egg of apicture.

  5. 8Jojo8 from Norway
    19 Dec 2013, 5:33 pm

    This movie has got it all: an aussie hottie, love, honor and obey,differentcultures and is well acted.I can’t understand why this movie has blown the box office with so much,andwhy all the reviewers have slaughtered it.

    Heath Ledger plays well (as always), and of course Kate Hudson isbeautifulin it. If I would have anything to complain about in this picture, itwouldbe that maybe the chemistry between Heath and Kate wasn’t that great, butnobody is to blame here.

    This is a fabulous movie with great and good looking actors, and if Ishouldhave guessed why the movie didn’t sell, I would say that it was becausetheydidn’t promote this movie enough.

    While watching the movie, you can go from crying to laughing at no time,andwhen a movie conquers that, it’s just a blessing watching it.

    Heath Ledger can really show what he has got to offer, since this movie isvery different from his last "A Knight’s Tale". Heath is clever by takingsuch different roles, just to show what he’s got: "Two Hands" (blackcomedy),"The Patriot" (war, thriller), "Ned Kelly" (western, thriller),"TheOrder" (horror, mystery) and his most recently, not yet relished: "TheBrothers Grimm" (adventure).

    The director, Shekhar Kapur, did a good job on this one. He told theactorsto make the sand in the desert to look like water and waves, and they didagood job doing just that. All in all, this movie should been a success,because it simply has it all. Too bad.

  6. ma-cortes from Santander Spain
    19 Dec 2013, 5:33 pm

    This sixth rendition about known story by A.E.W. Mason concerns on aBritish young officer named Harry Faversham (Heath Ledger) . Resigningfrom Army , he's rejected by his father (Tim Pigott-Smith), branded asa coward and sent four white feathers by his friends (Wes Bentley,Michael Sheen) and his engaged fiancée (Kate Hudson) . Determined tosave his honor he heads to Sudan against Derviches . There arrives theexpedition of help commanded by General Wolsey and Kitchener for stiflethe rebellious Sudan's tribes ruled by 'the Madhdi', the ¨expected one¨(events narrated in ¨Khartoum¨ film -1966- with Charlton Heston andLaurence Olivier , directed by Basil Dearden). The Madhi along withArab tribes had besieged Khartoum (1884) and vanquished General Gordon. Faversham disguised himself as a native will save his friends fromcertain death and he will retrieve the lost honors . He's only helpedby a valiant African-Muslim native (Dijimon Honsou) . Then , there tookplace the major fight scene , the Battle of Abu Klea , on January 17,1885 when British Desert Column of approximately 1,100 troops fought aMahdist force of over 12,000 dervishes .

    This spectacular adventure detailing the epic feats of a brave herocontains noisy action , idealism , romance , unlimited courage ,breathtaking battles and impressive outdoors . Heath Ledger as astubborn officer is cool , Wes Bentley as his best friend isconvincingly played and Kate Hudson as his girlfriend is enjoyable .Special mention to Dijimon Honsou as the corpulent helper . Sensationalbattle scenes made by hundreds of extras and by means of computergenerator . Evocative cinematography reflecting the late 1800's andspectacular African landscapes by cameraman Robert Richardson .Appropriate and atmospheric musical score by James Horner . The motionpicture was professionally directed by Shekhar Kapur . He's acostumer/epic expert , as he proved in ¨Bandit queen ¨and ¨Elizabeth I¨and its sequel . Other adaptations about this famous story are thefollowings : The classic rendition by Zoltan Korda (1939) with JohnClemens , Ralph Richardson and Jane Duprez ; 'Storm over the sand'(1955) by Terence Young with Anthony Steel , James Robertson Justice ,Mary Ure and Laurence Harvey ; and for TV (1978) By Don Sharp with BeauBridges , Jane Seymour and Robert Powell.

  7. nebbs from Hong Kong
    19 Dec 2013, 5:33 pm

    I think that this must be the worst remake that I have ever seen, and by farthe worst version of The Four Feathers. Badly paced, politically correct ina setting during which that term was irrelevant, and an outward display ofbitter, onanistic self-righteousness from a director obviously battling hisown demons. An exciting story sanitised and stripped of all spirit. Clearlythe wrong material in the wrong hands.

  8. jmcgarmott
    19 Dec 2013, 5:33 pm

    This film had so many things going for it, despite the odds. In the end, itwas the odds that pulled it down. The film was well made, and though Iwasn’t too impressed with Elizabeth I think Shekhar Kapur did an admirablejob under very pressurised situations (constantly visited by worriedproducers, directing a film whose script isn’t finished yet, the rigours ofthe desert, as well as the daunting aspect of directing 1,000+ extras whichfew films nowadays have with the advent of CGI replicating). Thecinematography was wonderful, seriously on par with The English Patientthough in a different way – in its way. The score – what can I say about itexcept that I’ve almost worn out the score soundtrack CD by James Horner dueto the unique Qawwali wailings combined with a heartbreaking and tenderpiano theme. Heath Ledger, Kate Hudson and Wes Bentley, all non-Brits, didan admirable job handling the accents and still managing to come out withdramatic performances. I don’t get it – why did non-Brits accuse them of nothaving perfect accents? I don’t know whether they have perfect accents butthey certainly sounded British. Some people said they were stiff. I don’tsee how that could be a complaint for a movie set in Victorian Britain. Thescript was not bad – nothing negative should be said aboutit.

    Now here is where the theatrical release of the film faltered – the editing.The original cut was three hours long, a release which apparently Miramaxboss approved of. Somehow, 9/11 got in the way due to the anti-colonialiststance of the movie. Also, studios generally dislike 3-hour releases. Kapurwas flung back into the editing room to chop it down to 2 hours. Which hedid. And many people complained that the movie was incoherent, that therewere jumps. And this is why. (Spoilers till end of paragraph.) I think thescene where Ethne’s feather was presented to Harry may have been filmed butwas cut, causing some people to lament the loss of a dramatic moment. Also,many people couldn’t understand the motives behind Harry’s actions, firstleaving the army, then going after his friends. I believe the editing had alot to do with that.

    In other words, everything about the movie was good, right up to before itwas to be edited to 2 hours. Some people might complain it was boring – theydeserve to watch films like The Matrix and that’s it – that’s all theydeserved. Some people kept saying that the previous version(s) were better.Maybe that’s true for the older folks but for me (and I believe for most ofthe younger generations) it is difficult for us to watch films made decadesago, due to the different style and pacing of different eras. The oldergeneration may watch films such as Chicago and lament the advent of the MTVgeneration; whereas people like me would watch Casablanca and find itwide-open-mouth-shocked to be ranked 2nd on the AFI 100 Films. So I believethere is nothing wrong with the remaking of The Four Feathers – it is makinga period film using today’s kind of epic filmmaking style. You can see howthe colours are so rich, how the battle scenes are filmed in ways moresophisticated than a 1939 film can.

    Also, poor marketing has failed this movie, causing it to earn only 1/4 ofits budget on the domestic market. On the other hand, I did noticed thatnegative critics tend to be American. Some people actually thought of it asswashbuckling adventure. It is not – while Harry may do things that seemimpossible realistically, it works fine in a film which also aims to makepeople feel rather than just watch. There is enough realism that it doesn’tlook stupid. Apparently Americans disagree – one viewer reported laughing inthe cinemas … and it isn’t the part where the Englishman islaughing.

    The DVD version has been released in the US. It is the Special Collectors’Edition, but it remains the same 2-hour flawed movie. I charge that Miramaxrelease a 3-hour Director’s Cut edition of the movie in its DVD releaseoverseas. The film deserves at least that.

  9. grahamvstevens
    19 Dec 2013, 5:33 pm

    The story as told in this movie made almost no sense. I have seen theoriginal (1939) and it made sense, and one cared for the characters. Iwanted all of the characters in this 2002 movie to die, but unfortunatelythey didn’t. Whoever cast Kate Hudson was an idiot. How could thedirectorspend so much money and come up with this stinker. Didn’t anyone at thestudio watch this thing before it was released to an unsuspecting public?ABSOLUTE CRAP.

  10. Philip Van der Veken from Tessenderlo, Belgium
    19 Dec 2013, 5:33 pm

    I’ve always been a fan of historically inspired epic movies andalthough I’m not a fan of costume drama’s, I don’t really care aboutthe time period these movies are set in. This one has been set at theend of the 19th century, a time period that comes close to the one thatI like most in the movies (1914-1950), but even movies set in medieval,Greek and Roman times I can enjoy…

    As I already said, this movie has been set at the end of the 19thcentury, in 1898 to be more precise. When a British officer is about tobe sent to Sudan to fight a war he doesn’t approve of, he is seen as acoward. He has to resign his post, right before his regiment ships outto battle the rebels, and to make things even worse for him, hereceives four white feathers from his friends and his fiancée. Thesefeathers symbolize how they feel about him, they see him as a coward,but what they don’t know is that he plans to go to Sudan anyway,undercover, so he can save his friends from a certain death and redeemhis honor…

    The story certainly is interesting and offers an interesting approachto a story that has been told many times before. But what I liked evenmore than the story was the photography. Everything was portrayed in avery nice way, especially when they are in Sudan. I’m not saying thatthe part of the movie showing England isn’t any good, but I’m not toomuch a fan of those Victorian costumes and habits. I prefer the dustand dirt from the desert and the battles in which good manors only comelater and the true human nature gets the upper hand.

    Even though many people seem to hate this movie, I can’t join them intheir opinion. All actors did a nice job and even though it is perhapstrue that they could have found a better actress than Kate Hudson toplay the role of Ethne, it never bothered me in such a way that itspoiled all the rest of my fun. And about the historical accuracy I canbe brief as well. It looked good enough to me to be believable. Perhapsthere were some minor details that weren’t right, but since I’m not toofamiliar with the time period shown in this movie, I certainly didn’tnotice them. Anyway, I liked what I saw and even though many peoplegave it a bad review, I certainly liked it for what it was: A verydecent movie about honor, freedom, friendship,… I know that thesewords are too often abused in many Hollywood movies, but this time itworked for me and that’s why I give this movie a 7.5/10.

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