Hacksaw Ridge

Hacksaw Ridge

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Average of 180 ratings: 3.9 Stars

2016 M Depicts graphic & realistic war scenes.

One of the greatest heroes in America history never fired a bullet.

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 rescued the wounded from behind enemy lines, braved fire while tending to soldiers and was injured by a grenade and hit by snipers. Doss was the first conscientious objector awarded the Congressional Medal of Honour, which is the highest military honour in the US, awarded for personal acts of valour above and beyond the call of duty.

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131 minutes

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2.39:1 Widescreen 16x9 Enhanced
English descriptive for the hearing impaired
English 5.1 Dolby Digital

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1080p High Definition Widescreen 16x9 2.39:1
English descriptive for the hearing impaired
English DTS-HD Master Audio

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5 by Riverspastor

A brilliant movie based on the true story of Army Medic Desmond Doss, who endured severe persecution for refusing to even touch a gun in the army. But because of his strong faith, he ended up heroically... Read more

4 by GGG9

A great story of immense courage and belief that stood the test,and showed desmond for thw brave and stalwart person he was,we thorouhjly enjoye this movie.

2 by Tubbs

The scenes prior to the battle where he is bullied for his beliefs are not too bad but the long battle scenes are ruined by unnecessary slow motion shots which I find insulting to the intelligence.... Read more

4 by addy

Despite the relentless violence during the battle scenes, which are brilliantly staged-it's quite an old fashioned film in many ways. The opening scenes for example could easily fit into a film from... Read more

4 by Jugs 59

Watched it because my elderly father basically ordered me to. It was magnificent (as is Dunkirk). An inspiring true story, wonderfully produced. Well worth the watch but the second half is not for the faint hearted.

4 by OrangePeko

Really interesting story, and wonderful to see someone 'different' being celebrated. Unfortunately, Mel Gibson seems to have adopted the Hollywood one-sided 'awesomeness' of people doing brave things... Read more