The Four Feathers (2002)
|Rating:||PG-13 (for intense battle sequences, disturbing images, violence and some sensuality)|
|Genre:||Drama, Action & Adventure|
|Directed By:||Shekhar Kapur|
|Written By:||Hossein Amini, Michael Schiffer|
|In Theaters:||Sep 20, 2002 Wide|
|On DVD:||Feb 18, 2003|
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Critic Reviews for The Four Feathers
Kapur weighs down the tale with bogus profundities.
The Sahara desert, gorgeously photographed by Robert Richardson, displays the most personality in the entire picture.
It's cold, misguided, confusing, illiterate, boring, badly acted and flat-out laughable.
Michael Schiffe and Hossein Amini's screenplay adaptation (is) as full of holes as the tracks of a camel herd. [published 9-19-02]
Audience Reviews for The Four Feathers
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 personal problems -- is FRICKIN' HAWT in this film. (Wes -- hit me up on Flixster if you wanna date, m'kay?) Costumes and location magic? Holla!
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 a desert comando covered in white powder with neato hair and decor. In fact, I wish he had been the main focus. But alas, Heath Ledger was ok as well, as was Wes Bentley (once he had his cool scar makeup anyways). And Michael Sheen has yet to be in a bad role.
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 perfect, but it's not bad by any means. The acting was good and the scope of the film was as broad as an epic.
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