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About the Movie
HACKSAW RIDGE is the extraordinary true story of Desmond Doss [Andrew Garfield] who, in Okinawa during the bloodiest battle of WWII, saved 75 men without firing or carrying a gun. He was the only American soldier in WWII to fight on the front lines without a weapon, as he believed that while the war was justified, killing was nevertheless wrong. As an army medic, he 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. Doss was the first conscientious objector awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 243
- Fresh: 209
- Rotten: 34
- Average Rating: 7.2/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Hacksaw Ridge is being touted as Gibson's comeback. Is it also an atonement? What's clear is that Gibson has made a film about family, faith, love and forgiveness all put to the test in an arena of violent conflict - a movie you don't want to miss.
Fresh: [Doss'] is a story you probably didn't know, and will be glad you did. Gibson does well by it.
Fresh: Gibson has made a movie that's nearly pathological in its love of violence-but he nonetheless counterbalances its amoral pleasures with an understanding of the psychological devastation that war wreaks.
Fresh: Mel Gibson is a filmmaker with strong beliefs, one of which is the redeeming power of spectacular, voyeuristic pain and violence.
This movie is so good and motivational. So much good acting and lots of action. Definitely watch this film.
POWERFUL! ONE OF THE BEST WAR MOVIES I'VE SEEN!
What a powerful movie! The best war movie I've seen! I loved it from beginning to end. Based on the true story of a man who refused to use a gun and saved the lives of 75 soldiers. He had the true heart of a soldier and real American spirit. He showed the true meaning of "Never leave a man behind". His story is proof you don't need a weapon to be a hero. Andrew Garfield gave a stunning performance, and the other actors were wonderful. The music matched the moments perfectly. Mel Gibson did a fantastic job!
This is definitely one I am going to own.
I'm literally speechless, that's how powerful this film was. It's definitely one of if not, the best film I've seen this year, and is worth every penny. Andrew Garfield and the rest of the cast shine in this film. With its hard to watch battles, good humor, and riveting story, it's a definite 10/10 in my book. Mel Gibson is back with a bang with this film.