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Release Date: November 4th, 2016

DVD Release Date: February 21st, 2017

R|2 hr 19 min

Plot Summary
The true story of Pfc. Desmond T. Doss (Andrew Garfield), who won the Congressional Medal of Honor despite refusing to bear arms during WWII on religious grounds. Doss was drafted and ostracized by fellow soldiers for his pacifist stance but went on to earn respect and adoration for his bravery, selflessness and compassion after he risked his life -- without firing a shot -- to save 75 men in the Battle of Okinawa.

Cast: Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey, Teresa Palmer, Hugo Weaving, Rachel Griffiths, Vince Vaughn, Richard Roxburgh

Director: Mel Gibson

Genres: Biography, War, Historical drama

Production Co: Kylin Pictures, Demarest Films, Pandemonium, IM Global, Cross Creek Pictures, Tunnel Post

Distributors: Lionsgate Films

Keywords: Emotional, 1940s, Car, Soldier, Sacrifice

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  • Themes of courage, patriotism, faith and unwavering adherence to personal beliefs have been a constant through Gibson's directing projects, as has a fascination with bloodshed and gore. Those qualities serve this powerful true story of heroism without violence extremely well, overcoming its occasional cliched battle-movie tropes to provide stirring drama. show more

  • Garfield melts into his Doss character in a performance that seems impossibly still and tranquil. He’s mesmerizing. It’s almost impossible to imagine he ever played Spider-Man. show more

  • Remarkably, Hacksaw Ridge coalesces into a memorable whole. show more

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