Movie Review: Hacksaw Ridge

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Golden Globe Nominations
Best Motion Picture - Drama
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: Andrew Garfield
Best Director - Motion Picture: Mel Gibson

Last week I saw Hacksaw Ridge and I was blown (no pun intended) away! Mel Gibson is back  in action with this fantastic movie.  This is an incredible true story about a WWII American Army Medic who was considered a 'conscientious objector.' What that means is, he claims the right to refuse to perform military service on the grounds of his religious beliefs.

Andrew Garfield brilliantly portrays Desmond T. Doss who is a native of Lynchburg, Virginia.  Doss joined up and fought in WWII at the battle of Okinawa without ever firing a single weapon.  He single-handedly rescued 75 wounded men from the trenches at Hacksaw Ridge. Doss received the Congressional Medal of Honor for his actions.

If you haven't seen Hacksaw Ridge go see it now! I will warn you there are some scenes that are pretty gruesome. Mel Gibson knows how to display body parts that are missing...  There are also some pretty emotional scenes. My mom and I were sobbing!

I give Hacksaw Ridge 5 out of 5 stars!