Four Feathers (2002) short review


Pretty terrible tale of two young English men who in 1898 are sent to fight in the Sudan.  Kate Hudson plays the woman torn between them.  The costumes aren’t anything to write home about.


About the author



Kendra has been a fixture in the online costuming world since the late 1990s. Her website, Démodé Couture, is one of the most well-known online resources for historical costumers. In the summer of 2014, she published a book on 18th-century wig and hair styling. Kendra is a librarian at a university, specializing in history and fashion. She’s also an academic, with several articles on fashion history published in research journals.

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  1. ladylavinia1932

    I’ve seen three versions of “THE FOUR FEATHERS”. The 1939 Alex Korda version is decent, despite the over-the-top Imperial jingoism that I found wince inducing. The 1977 version is borderline mediocre, but I found Richard Johnson’s portrayal of a Northern African . . . my God, it’s just awful. The 2002 version is my favorite. And I suspect that many hate it, due to the aura of political correctness to the tale. For me, that air of political correctness made this version even more easier to like.