The Four Feathers

Shekhar Kapur directed this third version of AEW Mason's regimental romance about the Sudanese war. Unfortunately, his ambitions to turn it into a critique of British imperialism are drowned under James Horner's glutinous score and colourless performances from the vapid Heath Ledger and chums. Notable exception—Djimon Hounsou, as the noble nomad who saves our brave English boys from a fiery desert hell. There's also one great battle scene.

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Shekhar Kapur directed this third version of AEW Mason’s regimental romance about the Sudanese war. Unfortunately, his ambitions to turn it into a critique of British imperialism are drowned under James Horner’s glutinous score and colourless performances from the vapid Heath Ledger and chums. Notable exception?Djimon Hounsou, as the noble nomad who saves our brave English boys from a fiery desert hell. There’s also one great battle scene.

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