4.5

Hacksaw Ridge

War


 

American Desmond Doss enlists into the Army for WWII with intentions to become a medic, but his beliefs are challenged when he refuses to carry a gun.

"Hacksaw Ridge" is a war film for the conscientious objector, where shock and awe is the natural response to the utter bravery and sheer will of its main man. An effort is made from its humble introduction to flesh out all the relevant characters, and through this exercise, our emotions are strongly tethered to the story once plunged into the battlefield. The combat is horrific - a sudden and inescapable onslaught of visceral emotions. Its sheer brutality artfully vindicates the convictions of our medic and hero. Ridge of terror.

Anthony Macali

Wide Release 3rd November 2016
Icon Films 139 mins