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Hacksaw Ridge (2016)



Critic Consensus: Hacksaw Ridge uses a real-life pacifist's legacy to lay the groundwork for a gripping wartime tribute to faith, valor, and the courage of remaining true to one's convictions.

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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 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 to ever earn the Congressional Medal of Honor.

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Andrew Garfield
as Desmond T. Doss
Teresa Palmer
as Dorothy Schutte
Hugo Weaving
as Tom Doss
Sam Worthington
as Capt. Glover
Vince Vaughn
as Sgt. Howell
Rachel Griffiths
as Bertha Doss
Nathaniel Buzolic
as Harold Doss
Richard Roxburgh
as Col. Stelzer
Matt Nable
as Lt. Cooney
Firass Dirani
as Vito Rinnelli
Jacob Warner (III)
as James Pinnick
Milo Gibson
as Lucky Ford
Darcy Bryce
as Young Desmond
Roman Guerriero
as Young Hal Doss
Michael Sheasby
as Tex Lewis
Jarin Towney
as Teenage Boy
Luke Pegler
as Hollywood Zane
Tim McGarry
as Local Man
Ben Mingay
as Grease Nolan
Nico Cortez
as Wal Kirzinski
Richard Pratt
as Flirting Hospital Soldier
Laura Buckton
as Cinema Kissing Sweetheart
Harry Greenwood
as Henry Brown
Damien Thomlinson
as Ralph Morgan
Simon Edds
as MP Gibbs
Bill Young
as General Musgrove
Thatcher McMaster
as Company B Soldier
Charles Jacobs
as Private Webb
Dennis Kreusler
as Sergeant Amos
Andrew Sears
as Private Maguire
Jim Robinson
as Private Bates
Nathan Baird
as Private Green
Sam E. Wright
as Private Dixon
Mikael Koski
as Private Giles
Troy Pickering
as Private Tyler
James Moffett
as Private Lewis
Josh Dean Williams
as Private Perry
Andrew Hansch
as Bugle Player
John Cannon
as Corporal Cannon
Georgia Adamson
as Receptionist
Craig Reeves
as Climbing Soldier
Adrian Twigg
as Soldier - Death Throes
Sean Lynch
as Popeye
Luke McMahon
as Stretcher Bearer
Bill Thompson
as Wounded Soldier
Kazuaki Ono
as Firing Japanese Soldier #2
Eric Taugherbeck
as Wounded Private O'Conner
Hayden Geens
as Wounded Private Blake
Edward Ned Law
as Rescued Private Horvath
Kazuki Yuyama
as Corpse With Rats #2
Daisuka Takeda
as Corpse With Rats #3
Raphael Dubois
as Corpse With Rats #4
Tim Potter
as Soldier Hank
Santo Tripodi
as Soldier Carl
Lawrence Brewer
as Head Doctor
John Batziolas
as Rescued Private Schulenberg
Nobuaki Shimamoto
as Japanese Officer
Hiroshi Kasuga (II)
as Japanese Hanging Soldier
Ryuzaburo Naruse
as Injured Japanese In Tunnel
Adam Bowes
as Rescued Wounded Leg Soldier
Michael Hennessy
as Rescued Private Moran
Benjamin McCann
as Rescued Private Saareste
Yukihiro Nagashima
as Rescued Japanese Soldier
Takehiro Abe
as Japanese Sniper
Daniel Thone
as Stretcher Bearer
Nathan Halls
as Private Tillson
Nicholas Cowey
as Private Gregan
Charles Upton
as Scared Military Officer
Toshiyuki Teramoto
as Surrendering Soldier
Honsen Haga
as Japanese General's Assistant
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Critic Reviews for Hacksaw Ridge

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Gibson has made a movie that's nearly pathological in its love of violence-but he nonetheless counterbalances its amoral pleasures with an understanding of the psychological devastation that war wreaks.

November 7, 2016 | Full Review…

War is hell, but Hacksaw Ridge sacrifices that truth in favour of something far more insincere.

November 4, 2016 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

The battle scenes in "Hacksaw Ridge" are among the most violent captured on film - and also the most urgent.

November 4, 2016 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Hacksaw Ridge is being touted as Gibson's comeback. Is it also an atonement? What's clear is that Gibson has made a film about family, faith, love and forgiveness all put to the test in an arena of violent conflict - a movie you don't want to miss.

November 3, 2016 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

If the film's director were anyone but Gibson, a fixture on or even atop Hollywood's enemies list, it would be expecting several Oscar nominations.

November 3, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

[Doss'] is a story you probably didn't know, and will be glad you did. Gibson does well by it.

November 3, 2016 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Hacksaw Ridge

Somewhat torn about this. The directing, look and acting is top-notch, no doubt about it. Especially the huge battle scenes are impressive, disgusting and engaging, almost rivaling Saving Private Ryan's. The beginning does take its time introducing our protagonist and his early life. His ultimate engagement is unbelievable and the definition of a hero. While you feel some parts may be a bit exaggerated, the actual quotes the movie ends with prove many details right. On the other side, the film is neither particularly subtle about Doss' belief nor in making monsters out of the enemy. The final taking of Hacksaw Ridge is portrayed rather questionably. Still, Doss' unimaginable heroism is a story worth telling.

Jens S.
Jens S.

Super Reviewer


Far too Mel Gibson for me. You're either going to like his style of directing or you aren't. I'm the latter.

Film Crazy
Film Crazy

Super Reviewer


Mel Gibson indulges in his biggest obsessions as a filmmaker and creates a magnificent film that couldn't have been made by anyone else. Full review on filmotrope. com

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

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