Mel Gibson’s Hacksaw Ridge is a must-see film.
Hacksaw Ridge, the incredible, true story of US Army medic Desmond Doss, is inspiring and thrills audiences. The World War II biographical stars Andrew Garfield. It received a 10-minute standing ovation at the 73rd annual Venice Film Festival where it premiered.
Hacksaw Ridge portrays Doss’ commitment to his Seventh-day Adventist faith as a US Army medic who does not believe in touching a gun, killing another person or working on Saturday, the Sabbath. Doss is belittled, mocked and abused for his beliefs by fellow army men. He is even faced with a possible heavy prison sentence for disobeying orders after refusing to participate in rifle training for these reasons. Many of his commanders and peers considered Doss a coward because of his beliefs. Ironically, Doss ends up being the man who singlehandedly saves 75 of his comrades without a weapon while he is under constant enemy fire.
Hacksaw Ridge is a phenomenal film. Garfield’s constant, genuine and kind performance is award-winning. The message of the movie is to be faithful to your beliefs, no matter the cost and live courageously. Though there was a lot of gore and conflict, you will leave the theater feeling happy and inspired. It is a must-see film!
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