USA Today - 01/05/1989
"...One of the great color films..."
Entertainment Weekly - 04/22/2005
"[A] film of dazzling visual grandeur."
Ultimate DVD - 03/01/2007 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]his is a derring-do story of stiff upper lips, adventure and honour."
Sight and Sound - 02/01/2012
"[T]he film benefits from Georges Perinal's magnificent location cinematography, and the set pieces are as spectacular as anything found in the most lavish Hollywood westerns of the era."
When a man's friends and lover think he's a coward, he heads for the distant war in Egypt to redeem himself. An adventure classic with a stunning cast. Academy Award Nominations: Best Color Cinematography.
At the request of his elderly mother, an army officer resigns his commission on the eve of Britain's Sudan campaign. His fiancee and three friends send him four white feathers as a sign that they believe him a coward. The soldier, incognito, embarks on a dangerous quest to save the lives of his former comrades in order to prove his bravery and heroism.