By Daniel Fierman
Updated March 17, 2020 at 02:50 AM EDT
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Shekhar Kapur was onto something when he opted to remake this period chestnut — about fraidycat British soldier Harry Feversham (Ledger), who goes undercover in Sudan — as a critique of colonialism. Unfortunately, it’s a trick the director can’t quite pull off: As Feversham loses himself, the movie loses its coherence; by the time we’re back in Old Blighty, the message is so muddled it’s hard to care about colonialism, conquest, or the tepid love story anchored by a badly miscast Hudson.

The Four Feathers

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  • Movie
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mpaa
  • PG-13
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  • 130 minutes
director
  • Shekhar Kapur

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