Hacksaw Ridge is the story of a WWII American Army Medic; Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa. Doss, who refuses to kill people, becomes the first man in American history to receive the Medal of Honor without firing a shot. It is with absolute pleasure that i’m delivering a buzz review of Hacksaw Ridge
Although, Hacksaw Ridge grossed only $67.12M, it is an absolute eye candy for any lover of motion pictures. I honestly commend Mel Gibson for doing such a great job of directing this movie. And for those of you who haven’t seen it yet, the movie immerses you into the battle of Okinawa, heck! you might even feel a bullet graze your ears.
The movie kicks off with a few bland scenes but all stories must start from somewhere before they materialize into award winners. It was a wonderful blend of funny and emotionally breathtaking scenes. A mind blowing depiction of a true story of how we don’t have to do the same things the same way to achieve a common goal. Doss, joined the army as a medic to save lives but not by firing a single shot, as opposed to popular opinion which was to kill the enemies to save the lives of your own people.
Hacksaw Ridge is a timeless piece that reminds us that no matter the circumstance, we all bear the ability to be compassionate. It’s a movie that tugs at the strings of your heart, sparking emotions and providing the inspiration to do good…always. This was 139 minutes of biography, drama and history yes! but also a great deal of heart.
This masterpiece was a breathtakingly wonderful performance by Andrew Garfield. Yes him, the amazing spiderman, the one that would not stop talking. Exactly! That’s the same thing I said. Plus i totally said i was going to give a positive buzz review of Hacksaw Ridge.
Find out how he survived a war as a medic without killing a single person, and get ready for a touching story, and maybe a few drops of tears. Dont forget to let me know how you feel about the buzz review of Hacksaw Ridge in the comment section below.
Director: Mel Gibson | Stars: Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey, Teresa Palmer
Buzzers Concensus:(4 / 5)
Audience Concensus (Vote here):
Official Synopsis of Hacksaw Ridge:
“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.”