• Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

Hacksaw Ridge

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 , Historical drama , War

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

Distributors: Lionsgate Films

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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    David RooneyThe Hollywood Reporter

    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

  • 65
    Alonso DuraldeTheWrap

    While Hacksaw Ridge is undeniably made with great care and skill, for all of its good intentions it can never refute that famous Truffaut observation that making an anti-war film is essentially impossible, since to portray something is to ennoble it. In celebrating this legendary pacifist, Gibson and company ennoble the hell out of violence. show more

  • 70
    Fionnuala HalliganScreen International

    Hacksaw Ridge returns to the themes which have professionally and personally motivated 60-year-old Gibson for his entire life; he’s never been subtle, but he’s certainly effective when it comes to delivering his heart-felt message. show more

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Awards

Nominated Best Lead Actress
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2016)
Nominated Best Costume Design
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2016)
Nominated Sound
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2017)
Nominated Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2017)
Winner Best Direction
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2016)
Winner Best Production Design
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2016)
Nominated Directing
Nominated Sound Editing
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Supporting Actress
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2016)
Nominated Make Up and Hair
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2017)
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Winner Film Editing
Winner Sound Mixing
Winner Best Cinematography
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2016)
Winner Best Original Screenplay
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2016)
Nominated Best Picture
Winner Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2017)
Winner Best Editing
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2016)
Winner Outstanding Action Performance By a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2017)
Winner Best Sound
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2016)
Winner Best Film
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2016)