Hacksaw Ridge

Hacksaw Ridge
  • 2016
  • US
  • 139 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Mel Gibson
  • Cast: Andrew Garfield, Teresa Palmer, Hugo Weaving, Vince Vaughn
  • UK release: 27 January 2016

Desmond Doss (Garfield) is a Seventh Day Adventist who enrols in the US Army in WWII and then refuses even to pick up a rifle, let alone shoot one. Doss’s real-life bravery and Garfield’s awkward-everyman persona make this rise above Gibson’s rather clichéd reverence, and the battle sequences are superbly realised.

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Hacksaw Ridge

23 Jan 20173 stars

Mel Gibson directs Andrew Garfield in a story of extraordinary heroism amidst the carnage of WWII

That combat medic Desmond Doss's story isn't more widely known is a surprise, given his spectacularly heroic feats. However, for viewers going in blind, Mel Gibson's biopic will have a particularly suspenseful edge. Andrew Garfield takes the central…

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