Desmond Doss, a Seventh-day Adventist who endured a troubled childhood in rural Virginia, enlists in the army during World War II despite his pacifist beliefs. After Desmond’s desire to serve as an unarmed medic is approved by military officials, he is sent to the Pacific arena, where he saves dozens of lives during the Battle of Okinawa.
Director :Mel Gibson
Stars : Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Hugo Weaving, Rachel Griffith, Teresa Palmer, Vince Vaughn.
Release Date : 4 November, 2016
Budget :$40 million
Gross : $66 million
On Release :
IMDB – 8.9/10
RANK – 92
Metacritic – 78
Roger Ebert – 2.5/4
Post Nomination :
IMDB – 8.3
RANK – 107
30.1.2017 = 108
21.2.2017 = 124
Metacritic – 71
Oscar Nominations :: (6)
Best Director : Mel Gibson (Wow👍)
Best Actor : Andrew Garfield
Sound Editing ✅
(✅ Predicted Win)
Best Production Design
BAFTA 2017 wins :
Best Film Editing
Trivia & Comments :
Andrew Garfield received his first Oscar nomination for ‘Hacksaw Ridge.’
Garfield co-starred with Meryl Streep in Robert Redford’s ‘Lions for Lambs.’
Numerous producers tried develop to ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ before Mel Gibson signed on.
Mel Gibson relied on great rat performances in ‘Hacksaw Ridge.’
Even fake war is hell: The director didn’t skimp on the terrible realities of World War II battlefields, including the rats. There was a stuntman whose job it was to lay in dirty water and have rats crawl on his face as he pretended to be dead. “He’s the real hero of (filming) the Desmond Doss story,” says star Andrew Garfield. Unexpected problem: The rats ended up eating the maggots. “They were slurping them up. You put the rats and maggots on what seems to be a decaying corpse and off they go,” Gibson says.
Rule of thumb: Sound Editing usually goes to the biggest, loudest film on the list. Sometimes that’s a summertime popcorn crowd-pleaser. This time, it will be Mel Gibson’s well-received World War II drama.
Movie Reviews :
This movie stars Andrew Garfield as Desmond T. Doss, a real-life war hero who won the Medal of Honor for his service in Okinawa during World War II. Doss was a “conscientious objector” who served as an unarmed combat medic.
Mel Gibson delivers, yet, another fascinating story in Hacksaw Ridge. Through a brute force of heroism, its graphic battle sequences and the morale and beliefs of its brave subject, the film is able to grasp the audience’s heartstrings and make us fully invested in their tale.
Gibson has made a movie that’s nearly pathological in its love of violence-but he nonetheless counterbalances its amoral pleasures with an understanding of the psychological devastation that war wreaks.
War is hell, but Hacksaw Ridge sacrifices that truth in favour of something far more insincere.
The battle scenes in “Hacksaw Ridge” are among the most violent captured on film – and also the most urgent.
Hacksaw Ridge is being touted as Gibson’s comeback. Is it also an atonement? What’s clear is that Gibson has made a film about family, faith, love and forgiveness all put to the test in an arena of violent conflict – a movie you don’t want to miss.
Hacksaw Ridge – A true story very well acted. It suffers because of the thousands of war films that came before it. In fact, this could be the most accurately made WWII film ever made, and it would feel like it was filled with clichés. I really wanted to love it, but I didn’t.