Hacksaw Ridge Poster

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, Sacrifice, 1940s, Soldier, Car

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  • Remarkably, Hacksaw Ridge coalesces into a memorable whole. 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

  • 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

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Awards

Winner Best Editing
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2016)
Nominated Best Picture
Winner Best Original Screenplay
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2016)
Winner Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2016)
Nominated Make Up & Hair
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2016)
Nominated Leading Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2016)
Winner Best Cinematography
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2016)
Winner Film Editing
Winner Best Direction
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2016)
Nominated Sound
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2016)
Winner Best Film
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2016)
Nominated Sound Editing
Nominated Actor in a Leading Role
Winner Best Production Design
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2016)
Winner Sound Mixing
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Winner Outstanding Action Performance By a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2016)
Winner Best Sound
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2016)
Nominated Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2016)
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Directing
Winner Best Lead Actor
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2016)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2016)