Hacksaw Ridge

Hacksaw Ridge

By Mel Gibson

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 2017-01-27
  • Advisory Rating: 15
  • Runtime: 2h 19min
  • Director: Mel Gibson
  • Production Company: Icon Productions
  • Production Country: Australia, United States of America
  • iTunes Price: GBP 9.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: GBP 3.49
7.8/10
7.8
From 2,930 Ratings

Description

HACKSAW RIDGE is the extraordinary true story of Desmond Doss (BAFTA winner and Golden Globe nominee 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 Honour.

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Reviews

  • What a surprise!

    5
    By Berda.V
    The first half was quite slow but the second half made up for this with full on action. And you learn about this amazing true story too!
  • A travesty

    1
    By Old Digger
    Juvenile, predictable, unconvincing--cliché after cliché, both visual and verbal. A worthwhile story desecrated by an awful screenplay, overacting and terrible direction. Do yourself a favour and avoid it. I wish I had.
  • Truly Magnificent

    5
    By Sbrunton875
    This movie is an absolute must watch.The story of Desmond Dawson is one that future generations must hear.His bravery is something many people would wish to have. I find it sad reading reviews of people saying "Terrible" and "Predictable" about a man who's story is TRUE.How could someone complain about a story like this being predictable?He saved so many lives and it is sad to think people would complain about the predictable and boring storyline (which to me was a great storyline line about a truly INSPIRING man.
  • Hacksaw Ridge

    5
    By Plane to see
    This film, based on a true story is probably one of the best films I've ever seen. From the beginning to the very end, you follow the path of the main character, a genuinely kind and normal man whose ultimate principles and totally wonderful courage, make this film, so beautifully produced. Incredible war scenes but overall this is one outstanding film, and a Fantastic tribute to all the bravest soldiers who fought at Hacksaw Ridge.
  • Wow

    5
    By ShrimpyInWonderland
    This film took my breath away, many say it's a waste of time watching it but honestly you will not be disappointed, Andrew Garfield portrayed an amazing performance, just brilliant. The storyline was great also. 10/10 from me.
  • Very good

    5
    By wellsy.m
    Christian film to watch.
  • One of the best war films ever IMHO

    5
    By justlistening
    Everyone to their own, but I thought that the story, atmosphere and of course the acting was first rate. I'd love to have met the main protagonist in person.
  • A good story ruined

    1
    By Mrsomewhere4143
    Potentially interesting topic, but ruined by dull, jingoistic and predictable screenplay. A better director could have made a good film out of this great story. What a shame.
  • Brilliant film!

    5
    By Emzie.134
    Amazing film, definitely would watch it again!
  • Brilliant !

    5
    By Wee peggylexy
    I like a good war film anyway but this was a truly brilliant film, about a hero, it was gripping gory and exciting. Highly recommend !

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