HACKSAW RIDGE REVIEWED

“Hacksaw Ridge” is a complicated film. Many have complained of Andrew Garfield playing his role a little too wide-eyed. I find that to be a misread. The film plays like a Jimmy Stewart movie splattered with realism. Through looks back into his past, working with his fellow soldiers and trying to survive War…we see a man emerge. Gibson does amazing work striking the right balance between old-fashioned faithful and modern terror. When compared to the rest of Gibson’s directing output, I find this film to be the most approachable. When it streets on home video in less than a month, we’ll have a proper follow-up.

FILM STATS

  • 2 hrs and 19 mins
  • R
  • Summit/Lionsgate

RELEASE DATE: 11/4/16

  • 96%
    Film Score - 96%
96%

The Plot Thus Far

WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people, and becomes the first man in American history to receive the Medal of Honor without firing a shot.

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