Hacksaw Ridge

Hacksaw Ridge

Hacksaw Ridge

Andrew Garfield (The Amazing Spider-Man) leads this World War II true story about Desmond Doss - a conscientious objector who went to war but refused to fire a bullet, choosing to enter the battlefield without a weapon. Directed by Mel Gibson.

In Okinawa during the bloodiest battle of WWII, Desmond Doss (Garfield) saved 75 men without firing or carrying a gun. He believed the war was just, but killing was nevertheless wrong; he was the only American soldier in WWII to traverse the front lines without a weapon. As an army medic, Doss single-handedly evacuated the wounded from behind enemy lines, braved fire while tending to soldiers and was wounded by a grenade and hit by snipers. He was the first conscientious objector to ever earn the Congressional Medal of Honor.

Best Editing and Sound Mixing, Academy Awards 2017; Best Editing, BAFTAs 2017
2016Rating: R15, Depicts graphic and realistic war scenes131 minsUSA, Australia
True Story & BiographyWar

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Hacksaw Ridge / Reviews

Flicks, Daniel Rutledge

Flicks, Daniel Rutledge

Mad Mel is back with a long-overdue follow-up to his greatest directing accomplishment, Apocalypto. His flirtations with fascinating, exotic period pieces told in extinct languages sadly seem behind him, however, as he's delivered a highly simplistic Hollywood heartstring-tugger.

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Variety

Variety

It immerses you in the violent madness of war - and, at the same time, it roots its drama in the impeccable valour of a man who, by his own grace, refuses to have anything to do with war.

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USA Today

USA Today

As he did so well in Braveheart, Gibson explores the reasons men fight for their country rather than just reveling in blood and gore.

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Time Out

Time Out

There aren't many shades of grey in 'Hacksaw Ridge', but it follows through its purpose with vigour, confidence and swagger.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

A bluntly effective faith-and-flag war drama, the true story of a remarkable hero with a knot of moral tension at its center.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

As repellent a figure as many may still find Gibson, I have to report he's absolutely hit Hacksaw Ridge out of the park.

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Stuff

Stuff

For all that less-than-subtle cinematic magpieing, Hacksaw Ridge is a deeply gripping and engrossing film made with passion, if perhaps a little too much bombast.

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Newshub

Newshub

This film is not for the faint-of-heart and nor should it be. Go armed with the knowledge that war is hell and Gibson doesn't want us to forget that.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Gibson's forceful comeback is a violent drama about pacifism that succeeds in combining horror with grace.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

...undeniably moving...a well-crafted tale of the valour of man in truly harrowing circumstances...

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