Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

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When the order came to retreat. One man stayed.

Directed By Mel Gibson Starring Andrew Garfield  •  Vince Vaughn  •  Teresa Palmer  •  Sam Worthington  •  Hugo Weaving Genres Anti-War Film  •  Based-on-a-True-Story  •  Biopic  •  Combat Films  •  Docudrama  •  Drama  •  Historical Film  •  Period Film  •  War Drama  •  War Studios &
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Academy Award Nominated  •  Lionsgate Entertainment  •  Academy Award Best Picture Nominated  •  Icon Productions  •  89th Academy Awards Nominated
Release Info September 4, 2016
Color  •  131 minutes R Rated R
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johnmason

johnmason on 11/12/2016 Reply  · 

Excellent, rousing film. I was deeply affected by Hacksaw Ridge. My hat's off to Mr. Gibson, well done.

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FilmOdyssey

FilmOdyssey on 11/13/2016 Reply  · 

It has problems but it's a very solid war film.

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JC13

JC13 on 3/2/2017 Reply  · 

The first half is pretty good, the second half is very good.

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Eagleskywalker87

Eagleskywalker87 on 8/6/2017 Reply  · 

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I've had Hacksaw Ridge sitting on top of my Blu Ray collection for 4 months now. What do I think? It's average. Has some things I really like and has some things I really dislike. The acting is brilliant minus Vince Vaughn as a sergeant (one of the most bizarre casting choices I've ever seen). The character of Desmond is very well written and inspiring. The first half has some great drama involving Desmond and his father and if he has a right to serve. My only fault with the drama is that the love story was very awkward, rushed and didn't go anywhere. The second half felt like a completely different movie. I loved when Desmond was going around saving the solders but the battle sequences were horrible! The camerawork was annoying, theres long lingering shots on courpses, there's both slow motion and sped up shots. It's unnecessarily over the top when it comes to gore. There's obviously fake CGI blood, dirt and explosions. There's jumpscares, people are set on fire while obviously wearing fire proof jackets. There's maggots and (very clean) rats on bloody faces which was over the top in it's self. It has a very empowering message that ends up being contradicted in the last scene when Japanese were being set on fire and shot with triumphant music playing. This movie is around a 5/10 for me but I can't understand people calling it the modern day "Apocalypse Now" (that title belongs to Dunkirk)!

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