HACKSAW RIDGE

Rating: MA15+
Length: 139 minutes
Nominated for 6 Academy Awards including:
Best Picture
Best Actor (Andrew Garfield)
Best Director
Best Film Editing
Best Sound Editing
Best Sound Mixing

Genre: Historical war-drama,
Rating: MA15+ 139' strong battle violence, blood and gore
Cast: Andrew Garfield, Teresa Palmer, Hugo Weaving
Director: Mel Gibson
Writer: Andrew Knight, Robert Schenkkan, Randall Wallace

Synopsis:
HACKSAW RIDGE is the extraordinary true story of Desmond Doss 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.

Review:
"Thanks to some of the greatest battle scenes ever filmed, Gibson once again shows his staggering gifts as a filmmaker, able to juxtapose savagery with aching tenderness." - Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"Garfield anchors proceedings with unshowy, yet unfailingly admirable aplomb. The supporting ranks are equally strong, with Australian actors Luke Bracey, Hugo Weaving and Sam Worthington just three of the many standouts." - Leigh Paatsch, Herald Sun
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