Atom User Reviews for Hacksaw Ridge
Most realistic and honorable movie I've ever seen. What all war movies should look like. Dont bring your girlfriend. If you get sick easily or can't stand gore than don't watch it
I thought being an army person means Fighting for a nation and dying for a nation. But not it is something more than that. I am very happy to see this sort of Epic :) But I am disappointed :( as I am not an army person
I really thought it was gonna be boring but IT WAS SO GOOD EMPHASIS ON GOOD
Themes of courage, patriotism, faith and unwavering adherence to personal beliefs have been a constant through Gibson's directing projects, as has a fascination with bloodshed and gore. Those qualities serve this powerful true story of heroism without violence extremely well, overcoming its occasional cliched battle-movie tropes to provide stirring drama.
Hacksaw Ridge returns to the themes which have professionally and personally motivated 60-year-old Gibson for his entire life; he’s never been subtle, but he’s certainly effective when it comes to delivering his heart-felt message.
While Hacksaw Ridge is undeniably made with great care and skill, for all of its good intentions it can never refute that famous Truffaut observation that making an anti-war film is essentially impossible, since to portray something is to ennoble it. In celebrating this legendary pacifist, Gibson and company ennoble the hell out of violence.