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  • Summary: A gripping adventure of epic proportions, this is a story of heroic redemption, undying loyalty and rivalry in love. A sweeping saga that captures a friend's bond and a hero's destiny, The Four Feathers is a look at man's indomitable spirit to survive. (Miramax)
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 32
  2. Negative: 5 out of 32
  1. 88
    Splendidly spectacular, intelligent and very well-acted.
  2. The Four Feathers ends on the same dubious note as "Black Hawk Down" and other recent war movies, suggesting that loyalty in the trenches -- not the reason for fighting in the first place -- is all that matters. Many will disagree.
  3. 63
    A tighter version of the same story might have captured and held my interest, but this one had the proceedings wandering like the riderless camels in the desert.
  4. All these intriguing good intentions, however, have largely gone for naught because of a variety of missteps, starting with an increasing implausible plot as well as the fact that Ledger's Harry looks about as likely to pass for an Arab as the Mahdi is to pass for Queen Victoria.
  5. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    50
    Kapur's stodgy style halts the momentum of young actors who have impressed in other movies.
  6. 50
    Offers too small a dose of the blood-and-sand adventure you expect from this sort of big-budget Hollywood remake. As it is, it borders on The English Patient's on again-off again heroics, minus Anthony Minghella's patient skill in eliciting romantic suspense.
  7. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    30
    There is no one to become attached to in The Four Feathers, no interest or sympathies appealed to or engaged.

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  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Feb 20, 2012
    10
    The book was a masterpiece, and the adaptation fantastic is quite good. The desert the cold england, the battlefield scene are exactly how I imagined it in the book. Expand

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