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Hacksaw Ridge

2016
Drama
War
2h 19m
WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people and becomes the first Conscientious Objector in American history to be awarded the Medal of Honor. (imdb)
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Hacksaw Ridge

2016
Drama
War
2h 19m
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Rated 17 Nov 2016
85
86th
Vince Vaughn's acting is the third nuclear bomb dropped on Japan. The first hour of this is Huckleberry Finn aw shucks nonsense then MEL GOES FOR IT.
Rated 12 Dec 2016
93
75th
You know what, this was a very well-made film. Say what you want about Mel Gibson. His directing skills aren't too bad. I thought Andrew Garfield was very good, and the rest of the cast did a great job too. Good story and score as well. The war scenes are really gripping and intense, and while it seems like a smaller war movie than most, it lives up to it's little. If you like war movies, this is right up your ally.
Rated 03 Dec 2016
70
65th
Sergeant York's lesser brother. How much does Andrew Garfield look like Anthony Perkins? It's almost impossible to take this kid seriously as a pascifist when I'm almost certain I've seen him stab people to death.
Rated 19 Mar 2017
28
29th
First act: Dark Danielle Steele. Second act: First act of Full Metal Jacket if Micheal Bay directed it. Third Act: I don't know if I'm the first to coin this phrase, but here it goes: WARNOGRAPHY. Like... I'm not saying Gibson jacks it to horrible WW2-themed gore, but... I mean, that's the only possible reason this movie exists, so... yeah. He does. And to be honest... I kinda have to respect a man who makes his own porn. I mean, with this kind of budget. (the dream)
Rated 31 Mar 2017
65
31st
It's a great story, but it plays out too much like the kind of melodramatic Lifetime movie my mom loves to watch.
Rated 06 Nov 2016
80
90th
This is just a standard biopic. You've got your growing up family drama. You've got your boy meets girl romance. You've got your basic training antics. And then it GRABS YOU BY THE FUCKING THROAT!!! and doesn't really let go. It had me mouth agape, holding on for dear life, entranced, choked up, emotional. For the second hour I felt truly alive.
Rated 07 Nov 2017
84
86th
On the one hand, Desmond Doss is a caricature of a man, pulling "Forrest Gump" style bravery that makes me just want to roll my eyes and change the channel. On the other, I can't dismiss this movie for being cartoonish because it's friggin real, and I can't say it's crappy because it's not, it's acted and shot well too, and the war scenes are awesome. The only downside that I can actually point out is that the story has a balancing issue, too much prologue for the actual battle.
Rated 14 Dec 2016
65
62nd
The movie's a contradiction shoved in your face over and over again, but it's done so passionately and in such a transparent way that I can't help but enjoy it. Gibson said that he wasn't a fan of Marvel films for their "violence without conscience" and one can see why in this film, sorta. Incredible battle scenes that paint war as nothing to be proud of, but the viewer is still supposed to want Hacksaw Ridge to be taken. It doesn't work that way, Mel.
Rated 21 Nov 2016
62
27th
There's no question that Gibson has a real knack for visceral cinematic gore spectacle but despite the interesting true story, he fails to contextualise the drama beyond archaic war movie cliches or cheesy melodramatic heroics. He consistently misses the chances to dig deeper into the interesting themes but delivers some shocking stylistic carnage. Very well put together technically but nothing more than enjoyably old fashioned (and annoyingly so) war story. Hugo Weaving was really good though.
Rated 24 Feb 2017
5
17th
I think it speaks a lot to Mel Gibson's worldview that the scenes that aren't violent battle are unbearably corny. He sure knows how to shoot violence, though. It feels very Trump's America.
Rated 01 Jun 2019
35
19th
It's strange how close the general structure is (and some of the scenes are, to the point of imitation) to FULL METAL JACKET, while having a completely different meaning and intent. A simple tale, perhaps a little confused in its presentation of the "issues", but ultimately just aiming to be a story about the importance of "sticking to your beliefs" so why worry about a few pesky complications?
Rated 10 Nov 2016
70
54th
This movie was painfully corn fed (with Garfield's character being appropriately tagged as "cornstalk"). But then they get to Okinawa and the most intense battle scenes I can remember. And to be fair, corny was the order of the day back then, but that doesn't make it any easier to watch. It tries to deal with pacifism, but finally just leaves it alone.
Rated 10 Nov 2016
91
82nd
Hacksaw Ridge is a powerful, thought-provoking film, and Mel Gibson's finest directorial work since Braveheart.
Rated 28 Nov 2016
8
93rd
I guess I'd have to call this the best World War II film I've seen since Inglourious Basterds, and probably one of the best films of 2016. That one guy picking up a shredded half-corpse and charging into battle holding it up as a literal human shield is one of the most metal things I've seen in any movie ever. The film also manages a really good military training sequence without ripping off Full Metal Jacket. "Say what you want about Mel Gibson, but the son of a bitch knows story structure."
Rated 09 Nov 2016
90
94th
Not a perfect movie, but when it comes to the war movies this easilly goes all the way to the top with the Apocalypse Now and Pvt.Ryan. Realistic, raw and gets you feel all the pains of the war. Desmond Doss's name should me more known to the wide public, this brilliant man deserved it. Andrew Garfield played a role of a lifetime, Im sure he has secured nomination, and even a Oscar winning is not far.
Rated 29 Jan 2017
87
81st
Masterfully directed and filmed. Not since Saving Private Ryan have I seen more brutal scenes of war. The main fault is that it's a very one-sided look at the battle and Doss is a tad deified.
Rated 09 Feb 2017
78
89th
Has a classic american feel to it, especially the slower first half with it's glossy character building of Desmond Doss. But despite resorting to some cliched approaches the gory second half gives comparisons to the most iconic movies within the war-genre. A well produced movie with a powerful and inspiring story at the heart, Garfield does a beautiful job in portraying a quiet, sympathetic and very brave character with a lasting impression.
Rated 12 Feb 2017
69
58th
It has the subtlety of a bull in heat, some overwrought cliches (the guy from Texas introduced while literally twirling a lasso!), a woefully miscast Vince Vaughn, and tons of corny lines. But even with those flaws, it is actually very effective. You come away with a true appreciation for Doss and what he did. The direction of the war scenes was some of the best you'll see.
Rated 17 Dec 2017
82
81st
A great Mel Gibson helmed war flick, starring a passable Andrew Garfield. Fantastic supporting cast, as well. Intense. You will not be disappointed if you are fans of the genre.
Rated 13 Feb 2017
9
91st
Hacksaw Ridge is an unbelievable story that is truly worthy of being told. This may be the most intense and savage war film since Saving Private Ryan and the relentless action and violence is masterfully captured by Mel Gibson. Andrew Garfield gives an Oscar worthy performance and I was so impressed and surprised by the odd but shrewd casting of Vince Vaughn, Sam Worthington & Hugo Weaving. Hacksaw Ridge is a well told piece of story telling and one of the standout cinematic spectacles of 2016.
Rated 22 Feb 2017
69
73rd
The ultimate goal is the appreciation of Doss, and you definitely have that at the end of the film. Its cheesy and overly sentimental at times, but its offset by large and small scale graphic violence. Garfield is convincing enough, with good turns from Weaving and Worthington. Vaughn feels out of place. The token romance piece seems tacked on.
Rated 06 Jul 2017
98
97th
I did not feel those two hours passing, as every minute was capturing a strong emotional moment with incredible attention to detail. From the start til the end - amazing acting, camera work, storytelling... Just beautiful.
Rated 05 Nov 2016
83
52nd
A tale of daring bravery, courage and true heroism in the face of unrelenting hell, Hacksaw Ridge is an effectively told story that occasionally suffers from jumpy pacing, a need for more thorough development and heavy-handed symbolism, but is earnest in its well-told themes. Mel Gibson constructs brutal action sequences that capture the horrors of war alongside great performances from Andrew Garfield and Hugo Weaving.
Rated 26 Feb 2017
68
54th
Probably the most disappointing year for Oscar nominated films I have worked through to date. I'm already predisposed to not enjoy war movies since they rarely do anything for me. This film is clearly divided between an overly sentimental first third, then becomes a decently gripping battle for the rest of the time. Beyond its oppressive thirst for martyrdom, Hacksaw Ridge is an adept film, just not memorable. It's Spielbergian in scope and execution, but comes off as nothing more than pastiche.
Rated 08 Oct 2020
90
87th
Honest hero story done with really good feeling and tact. As its both uplifting and treats God and pious people with respect - it's a rare treat. Another fine specimen among Mel Gibson's works.
Rated 01 Dec 2016
68
84th
1.12.2016 Palladium
Rated 01 Feb 2017
60
40th
Aside from the occasional moment of cinematic greatness, h4xx0r ridge has the appeal of dating a nun. You think it might be an unusual experience, but in the end no one will get what they want.
Rated 17 Feb 2017
64
69th
Jesus, U.S.A., and gore must be three of Gibson's favorite things, and there's plenty of all that in Hacksaw Ridge. I consider religious patriots to be idiots, but I found myself liking and respecting Doss. Very admirable integrity on his part. Overall, much better film than expected. Only the last ~15 minutes goes heavily into a bible-thumping patriotism. Memorable scene: soldier uses cut in half comrade as a shield against bullets and charges into battle.
Rated 20 Apr 2017
72
60th
Weird combination of an overly cheesy exposition of the character, followed by an awesome, but horrible war movie, to finish of with what basically is Mel Gibson praying the Japanese to death.
Rated 25 Jan 2017
30
15th
The battle scenes are gruesome and lavishly produced, but highly contrived, I dare say even worse than in Spielberg war movies. All the rest is pretty standard Hollywood nonsense, except with a bible because Doss is a Jesus metaphor, and without any Jewish or African Americans, because you can't have minorities in a Mel Gibson movie.
Rated 01 Feb 2017
20
4th
This movie is terrible. The direction, the acting, the script, the music and the CGI are horrible. It was so corny and cliché at the beginning that I had to stop watching it. Also it is so sexist, racist and moralist that seems it was made in the fifties. The action scenes are gruesome, so if you are into gore it may be appealing but skip the first half.
Rated 01 Mar 2017
75
71st
Everything about this film is familiar. We've seen the same emotional beats in every contemporary movie about WW2. We see the kid who wants to be a man who enlists and experiences the horrors of war. There's even long basic training scenes with none other than Vince Vaughn the drill sgt. Garfield manages to flesh out a lot of nuances to this interesting man. It's also a technical masterpiece of sorts when it comes to the brutal action setpieces. Mel Gibson is back to being a kick ass director.
Rated 02 Apr 2017
35
19th
Neither the story nor the war scenes was worth the 2+ hours. Gibson doesn't manage to build the characters during the first part of the movie which leads to one not caring for them during the war scenes. Unfortunately the depiction of violence to tell a story which has been Gibsons forte in his other films falls flat and it all just becomes to much. On a positive note, good performance from Andrew Garfield.
Rated 09 Feb 2017
3
92nd
Probably the most realistic battle scenes ever created, hands down. Different in nature from 'Ryan', but holy shit those melee combat scenes, just astonishing. Basiscally Gibson did it again and has proven to the world, once again, he has true grit. Direction is spot on, the script is great albeit not in a layered way, acting is strong, especially by Garfield and Weaving. HR is for me the film to win Best Picture, Gibson for best director. Suck it, political correctness. You know what I mean.
Rated 21 Nov 2016
65
45th
The subject sets it apart but otherwise it's your standard war movie. Well put together.
Rated 12 Feb 2017
75
74th
Honestly wasn't expecting such a good movie. OK, the movie did have a 'Full Metal Jacket' feel to it which was kind of hijacked, plus bleghh really dont like this main actor, but still there's just something that I cant quite put my finger on that makes this a good movie. And jeez... by Mel Gibson? Welcome back sir! Was not expecting that!
Rated 17 Jan 2017
65
69th
A bit heavy on the hagiographic "I was so wrong about you" speeches, but it has a big heart. Incredible violence. Thank God the culture has desensitized me to this level of gore and inoculated me against the PTSD that I should be feeling after watching something like this.
Rated 12 Jul 2017
80
74th
The problem with this story is that it so unbelievable in terms of what actually happened that it makes the film seem ridiculously over embellished, which it isn't. That said, HR proves once again that Gibson is a master of visceral battle scenes and a complete novice at pretty much anything else; the first half of the film attempting to set new standards in saccharin flavoured cliche and americana and the latter hour new levels of raw, bloody horror. Q: Why didn't the Japs cut the netting down?
Rated 12 Mar 2017
2
17th
not convinced the depiction of visceral violence contradicts the *message* (a) it's designed to test doss' saintliness and b) said message seems less about the specifics of his beliefs than the religious conviction with which he holds them), and any weird incoherence here can generally be traced back to h/c catholicism rather than bad filmmaking, but.. eh. as batshit as it is ideologically, it's kinda safe, even cornball cinematically aside from some of the battle sequences: that i can't abide.
Rated 26 Nov 2016
44
15th
CG blood is horseshit.
Rated 11 Feb 2017
81
64th
It's an interesting story for sure, and the film shares a lot of the ethical conflict Doss must have been going through. On the one hand being sympathetic to his beliefs, and showing war as as a brutal unforgiving waste of life and moral wrong, and on the other cheering on the carnage when it's in support of the US and glorifying Doss as a hero. The first half feels very rote, though, with some tiresome scenes, and the climax stretches truth in unnecessary and absurd ways.
Rated 01 Mar 2017
80
96th
You think "Saving Private Ryan" was gruesome and bloody .... This will blow your socks off. New review here : http://bit.ly/2msLkNB
Rated 11 Mar 2017
70
89th
Andrew Garfield finally proves to the world what I've known to be true since The Social Network...he's one of the best young actors working today. Was a little disappointed at the end, that Vince Vaughn didn't tell Doss that "he's so fucking money, and he doesn't even know it!"
Rated 29 Jul 2023
85
75th
Inspirational war drama if you can get past unrealistic portrayals in battle and a sappy first half of the movie. Personally I didn't have as much of a problem with either of those flaws as others
Rated 13 Dec 2016
100
99th
Mel's back and it's as brilliant, visceral and engaging as one would expect.
Rated 05 Feb 2018
60
17th
I'll admit that Gibson is a skilled director who knows his way around a camera, the problem is that his personal values are so skewed and problematic that they make all the stories he tells so terrible. His obsession with American Imperialism, racism, blood, gore and violence, and overwrought religious sentimentalism bleed through and make this feel like the corny self-indulgent violent fantasy of an avowed sexist/racist/holocaust denier. Which is exactly what it is.
Rated 28 Nov 2016
75
56th
I have to admit that I'm shocked that the reviews on this movie aren't filled with typical war-movie-review cliches like "jingoistic" and "propagandizing". Good job, folks. This was rather well done I thought! There are a few moments where the CG or green-screening gets a little amateurish, but this is filled by a great ensemble performance, tells a riveting story, and while it may not show a lot of the other side, what it does show is done with a steady hand. Very worth seeing on a big screen.
Rated 15 Nov 2016
70
47th
I've generally liked Mel Gibson's directorial work and this didn't disappoint. Perhaps his greatest strength is his ability to cut back the stylistic bullshit when putting together epic sequences. Case in point: The battle scenes, which were overwhelmingly brutal and immersive. Garfield was fantastic and its really a shame we didn't get closure with the characters in the movie- The ending was abrupt and the actual footage didn't cut it after an exhausting episode of war.
Rated 10 Feb 2017
34
21st
I want my money back! (actually I've downloaded this illegally but whatever)
Rated 09 Nov 2017
78
54th
Full disclosure: Not worth the rehabilitation of Mel Gibson's image or career. This is a two-hour movie and the 2nd hour is a visceral, technical marvel. His war scenes are gripping and horrifying. That being said, the first 30 minutes are pure garbage. The writing is insipid and hack-y. The film gets more interesting once Desmond Doss goes to basic training, but the elements depicting his home life are utter dreck. So, in short, this film is 50% great, 25% good and 25% absolutely terrible
Rated 03 Jan 2017
7
81st
Mel Gibson is back, directing the bloody hell out of a war movie about ... peace. You may have issues with the star's past history of anger and intolerance. But you'll have no issue with Hacksaw Ridge, a movie about a different kind of brave heart.
Rated 24 Mar 2017
81
83rd
Hacksaw Ridge is a good war film, but just falls shy of greatness. It incorporates both anti-war and pro-war elements well, it's acted extremely well but I felt it was somewhat overly-dramatic to the point of corniness at times. There was absolutely no need for that and the film loses something with it. But despite that it was a story that had to be told and it was still told well.
Rated 25 Feb 2017
62
28th
While I am finding it difficult to understand the praise this film has received, I did find Mel Gibson's return to directing a masterwork in how many ways you can show a severed limb or what to do with all that spare ground beef in your freezer.
Rated 30 Sep 2017
78
57th
A competent war film with a compelling main character as its best selling point. Garfield's portrayal as goofy good boy Desmond Doss is the highlight by which this movie will be remembered. Much of the rest, though - from the barracks to the basic training to the battleground carnage - is paint-by-numbers stuff. I expected better of Mel Gibson, normally he has the experience to make every aspect of his productions special. Maybe they should have focused less on combat and more on relationships.
Rated 01 Feb 2017
65
48th
On the plus side all the war scenes are gruesome, intense and masterfully shot. Hoewever it does get way too preachy and the Jesus metaphors at the end are downright embarrassing.
Rated 05 Dec 2016
70
73rd
Great war movie. First two acts dragged a little for me.
Rated 06 Dec 2016
80
79th
The first half, tthe training and such, is already very decent and well-made. But the movie really gets good when the action starts. Not since Saving Private Ryan has war looked so truly horrendous and horrific. It of course is very unsubtle, simplistic and moralistic. But its worldview are so clearly that of its protagonist that didn't bother me.
Rated 26 Feb 2017
85
82nd
Mel Gibson returns. Hacksaw has some of the best and most visceral scenes of war I've seen since Saving Private Ryan. It can be overly sentimental at times and surprisingly too thorough in others, it portrays Desmond Doss in a light I'm sure he'd be proud of and in a way that is most entertaining and well-crafted for us watchers. Very well done.
Rated 06 Aug 2017
92
98th
Raw, brutal, moving, exhilarating. Very rewatchable for those who can withstand the violence. Absolutely arresting and full of powerful moments.
Rated 13 Jun 2017
100
97th
I actually had a conversation with Desmond T. Doss Jr. and he said this movie was completely accurate to what his father told him. Amazing!
Rated 07 Nov 2016
60
51st
Exactly how you imagine a grand, heroic, violent war-is-hell-but-it's-also-kind-of-badass movie would be from the mind that is called Mel Gibson.
Rated 26 Feb 2017
3
65th
Hopefully without offending anyone, this embraces a wider audience with the first half of get-to-know-the-character-love-story-angle. The second half is very well directed and shot. Powerful and brutal war scenes in the likes of Saving Private Ryan and The Thind Red Line, but the overall experience is not on par with other WWII movies. *Good
Rated 05 Nov 2016
80
88th
A fairly straightforward and predictable story, told with great film-making and performances.
Rated 25 Feb 2017
80
83rd
The first half of the film was somewhat boring but then the war action has blown me away. Bonus points for being somewhat historically accurate
Rated 12 Feb 2017
88
72nd
Mel Gibson has directed a gritty and realistic war flick that does suffer early on from some genre cliches but ultimately becomes one of the most heroic films I have ever seen. Andrew Garfield is terrific once again which there was no doubt he would be. Every piece of this film had a purpose even if the first half did drag on a bit. It built characters and purpose and a reason to keep on hoping for a positive ending.
Rated 03 Jul 2020
55
34th
Most of the film is forgettable. Whether it is the seemingly out of place love story in the beginning or the torso shield later on,the combination of these scenes detract from the film.
Rated 20 Dec 2016
68
68th
Apart from the over religious, over patriotic parts, this is a great and original war movie.
Rated 08 Mar 2017
74
22nd
The first third of this movie...I don't know if a studio exec slapped Mel Gibson and said "make damn sure overly-nostalgic senior citizens love it" or Mel Gibson said it to himself in a mirror over and over every night. Maybe both?
Rated 27 Jan 2017
70
72nd
Gibson really seems like the ideal director for a project like this: a real-life story about an insane Christian who fought the war without firing a gun and came out of it as one of its bravest (and, well, most insane) heroes. Garfield shines in a physical performance, as Gibson finds room to do his usual stuff -- exploring tons of absurd violence through dismembered bodies, headshots, explosions, headless bodies and some display of madness in the battlefield.
Rated 04 Nov 2016
70
77th
Hacksaw Ridge is a very well-made movie that indulges a lot in its heavy-handed messaging, particularly early on, before getting to its thrilling and inspirational portions at the end. It's an incredibly filmed war movie - once we finally get there - and is as violent and graphic as a mainstream one probably could be. It gets repetitive and a little bit grating, but not to the point of wanting to stop watching.
Rated 01 Feb 2017
67
87th
Has the look & feel of an epic old school war film with corny pre-war scenes mixed with brutal war scenes which dwell on gore & carnage. Likewise, the film deals with faith, sacrifice and violence, but it's a bit unclear what Gibson wants to say with it. But there's no question about technical merits - these scenes could have become a uncoherent mess in less capable hands, but Gibson and his team keep it in control. Maybe not a total knockout, but definitely a comeback for Gibson the director.
Rated 06 Apr 2018
9
93rd
Gary Cooper came to mind, some of this has a very classic americana feeling, Mr. Gibson has a way with action sequences and a very primitive way of pulling strings probably not seen since silent movies. And it's very clear he believes what he's preaching here. And oh my, what a real story. A winner.
Rated 27 Jan 2017
90
92nd
Mel Gibson is back and I couldn't be more excited about it. Sure, he might not be at the top of my list of Hollywood folks I'd want over for dinner, but he's a visionary director. In the hands of a lesser director, this could have been very trite, or preachy, or downright silly - but this just works. The acting is terrific (even from Vince Vaughn!), the visuals are haunting, the story is fascinating, and the result is one of the most emotional movie-going experiences I've had in years.
Rated 23 Jan 2017
95
91st
Visceral, brutal war film is masterfully told and directed by Gibson, who proves (as in BRAVEHEART) that he is equally adept at handling the quieter, more lyrical moments of the first half as the shocking, graphic free-for-all of the second half. That the story is told from the point of view of a committed pacifist adds an intriguing tension. Stellar performances all round, with Garfield ideal as the hero; only Vaughn doesn't quite convince as the blustery sergeant.
Rated 28 Jan 2017
97
99th
Amazing!! The trailers portray the main role as a wimpy, soft spoken kid. But trust me, he is the complete opposite. I wish more people on Earth encapsulated the spirit and morals of the main character. And as a reimagining of true events, the message of this story would not be possible without Andrew Garfield's epic acting. I feel like I'm watching him act for real for the first time.
Rated 22 Apr 2017
50
23rd
Entertainment 2.5/4 very well made movie but too violent and gory in my opinion. Spirit: 1.5/3 Incredible courage and persistence. Sustainability: 1/3 Showcases a conscientious objector but glorifies war.
Rated 24 Dec 2017
8
68th
Mel Gibson's track record as a director is just amazing.
Rated 05 Jul 2017
84
94th
nice movie
Rated 24 Mar 2017
96
90th
A
Rated 15 Feb 2017
65
26th
A viscerally effective (albeit insultingly white-washed) war film. Hugo Weaving should be nominated for his role -- his scenes are totally masterful -- and Garfield is good enough to give some heft to the script's cornier moments. Gibson's blend of gore and Christian themes remains both nauseating and weirdly refreshing. At least he has a thing? I feel like auteurism has taken a backseat in Hollywood these days -- this film, despite its numerous issues, cannot be faulted for meek direction.
Rated 13 Feb 2017
70
76th
I was really looking forward to see this and maybe because of that I had my hopes up too high, but it is a little bit disappointing. It feels too much catered to the Hollywood standard guidelines of how to make an epic movie. Especially from Mel Gibson I expected something less mainstream and more depth and brutality.
Rated 26 Feb 2017
72
57th
The war scenes were all-the-more powerful due to the cleverly long and slow-paced acts that preceded them.
Rated 13 Feb 2017
67
83rd
Now, obviously no war can be won if everyone felt like that but Doss sure was an exceptionally brave man. I'd never heard of this man before but it's a deeply impressive story. No idea if the combat scenes match what actually happened on that ridge but there's no denying their intensity. Good film.
Rated 16 Feb 2017
76
55th
Extremely religious and 2 dimensional however the directing is superb, the war scenes are unforgettable
Rated 15 Mar 2017
90
96th
Mel Gibson is a wonderfull director...
Rated 01 Apr 2017
30
10th
A fetishistic showcase not only for blood, guts and American bravery, but for one of the more torturous of horrors: trite drama. Given Mel Gibson's track record as a director, this was surprisingly awful, wasn't it?
Rated 06 Dec 2016
71
46th
01.12.2016, Cinemaximum Next Level
Rated 13 Feb 2017
85
85th
Gibson's Full Metal Jacket is a pretty decent effort. Vaughn isn't quite Ermey though. Andrew Garfield is good, Hugo Weaving even better.
Rated 20 Feb 2017
40
31st
Subtlety is not Gibson's strength as a director. I found the first 90 minutes quite conventional and underwhelming while the last part has some stronger elements in its almost masturbatory celebration of heroism. I was far from impressed with the acting. I like Worthington, but this film is one either Cam Gigandet or Jai Courtney away from having the worst cast ever.
Rated 27 Aug 2017
72
91st
This comes close to being great. Garfield is amazing and so sympathetic. He just makes you feel the story. I thought it was really good to show how even in war we are all human beings and we don't differ that much from each other. That's a side that is too unexplored if you ask me. 72/100.
Rated 22 Nov 2016
80
87th
Many things worried me about this film as I started watching it; the aussie cast in American accents, the battle against Japan, just to name a few; but by the end of it I was moved to tears. Incredible powerful and the truest act of heroism. The performances and filming were both terrific and made this, so much more than just another action heavy war film.
Rated 30 Dec 2016
84
96th
This is how you do a war movie! Brilliant!
Rated 28 Jan 2017
55
49th
Good war film.
Rated 30 Jan 2017
77
63rd
Well, a little too "American" but I loved Andrew Garfield's acting.
Rated 25 Feb 2024
60
67th
Sentimental religious epic featuring wartime heroics that celebrates the life of Desmond Doss.
Rated 26 Oct 2021
30
6th
First part: Poor man's Full Metal Jacket. Second part: Poor man's Saving Private Ryan. I give Gibson credit for creating life-like war scenes, but no matter what, this is a shitty Christian and American propaganda movie from start to finish. And no, I don't have respect for such shit.
Rated 24 Feb 2017
70
47th
Sappy at its beginning and other parts, Hacksaw Ridge picked up once Doss goes to training. I grew sick of the slow-motion (especially the slow-motion dialogue). The war scenes are well shot. Andrew Garfield is fine here, but maybe not as good as he was hyped to be. Doss' story is a story worth telling, I just find it funny that Mel Gibson is the one telling it.
Rated 21 Feb 2017
94
97th
This is my favourite movie I've seen all year. The acting was great and the story was extremely well done. The start may have dragged out a bit too long though everything was interesting and I didn't have a problem with that. Possibly a bit too American but again done too well for me to complain. Once Doss was enlisted the whole movie was amazing. Great all around.
Rated 29 Sep 2018
99
99th
Touching movie with good characters. And Christianity is boldly proclaimed.
Rated 02 Apr 2017
11
45th
W4E1P1S1V1M1A1R1. Maybe this would have been great in the 90s, but doesn't do enough to stand out in the slew of WW2 material out there now, even with better than average source material. Still well done and worth watching though.

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