Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Vince Vaughn, Teresa Palmer
Mel Gibson (Director), Robert Schenkkan (Screenplay), Andrew Knight (Screenplay)
Release: Oct. 7th, 2016
Runtime: 2 hours, 20 minutes
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 receive the Congressional Medal of Honor.
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Though it does veer into clichs and schmaltz from time to time (especially during the first act), Hacksaw Ridge somehow manages to make it emotional moments feel sufficiently (if never completely) earned.
Once it was clear that Doss was going to be allowed into combat without rifle training, the story becomes a little pat and contrived as Doss' indispensable role in the battle at Hacksaw Ridge does defy credibility to a degree, but in terms of movie entertainment, it made for an emotionally charged s....