Directed by Mel Gibson
Starring
  • Andrew Garfield
  • Vince Vaughn
  • Sam Worthington
  • Teresa Palmer
Screenplay by
  • Robert Schenkkan
  • Andrew Knight
Genre Drama, History, War
Certificate

15

UK Release Date 26th January 2017

Summary

The true story of WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss (Garfield), who served during the Battle of Okinawa, and refused to kill people or even hold a gun. He became the first man in American history to receive the Medal of Honor without firing a single shot.

Is The Plot Interesting?

There are loads of war movies out there but when you have a good story they can seem completely unrelated. This is what happened with Hacksaw Ridge. The story is so compelling and different from every other war movie that it makes it seem very unique.

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Is The Acting Good?

I can’t express in words how much I loved Andrew Garfield in this movie. He was so likeable and charming which is what made his character special. Vince Vaughn, Sam Worthington and Teresa Palmer are also really good.

Is The Directing Good?

Mel Gibson makes a big return to the directors chair with Hacksaw Ridge and does a great job. I found the directing to be quite tasteful and, for want of a better word, elegant which really reflects the main character well.

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Is The Cinematography Good?

The cinematography makes the film more engaging for the audience. I feel like the editing also helped keep the film engaging but, although it supported the film, it didn’t need to because the plot was interesting enough.

Is It Worth Watching?

I highly recommend Hacksaw Ridge; it’s everything a war movie should be… interesting and emotional. For me, it’s up there with some of the best war movies that I’ve ever seen like Saving Private Ryan.

4/5

With the world so set on tearing itself apart, it don’t seem like such a bad thing to me to want to put a little bit of it back together.

– Andrew Garfield as Desmond T. Doss