Hacksaw Ridge

Action & Adventure • R • Directed by: Mel Gibson • 139 minutes

HACKSAW RIDGE is the extraordinary true story of Desmond Doss [Andrew Garfield] who, in Okinawa during the bloodiest battle of WWII, saved 75 men without firing or carrying a gun. He was the only American soldier in WWII to fight on the front lines without a weapon, as he believed that while the war was justified, killing was nevertheless wrong. As an army medic, he single-handedly evacuated the wounded from behind enemy lines, braved fire while tending to soldiers and was wounded by a grenade and hit by snipers. Doss was the first conscientious objector awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.

Viewer reviews

Phenomenal
★★★★★
Phenomenal and Heroic — Lollipop_8

Spectacular
★★★★★
One of the best war movies of all time. Gibson is a brilliant director. — Kingaslan

Truly Inspirational
★★★★★
I absolutely enjoyed watching every moment of this movie. I even became vegetarian again. Must buy and see more than once. — Winnie22Pooh

INCREDIBLE
★★★★★
One of the best movies ive ever seen — king Cole iii

Great movie for the family!
★★★★★
Such an inspirational movie, good to watch with family and friends. — Dilly78

Top Dollar, The Best
★★★★★
I loved it!! It was the best movie I had ever watched. Not a waist of time or money. Gotta watch it. — Joker 380

Just stunning.
★★★★★
One of the best and most emotional and inspirational movies to come out to date. — Jonathan413

ABSOLUTE FAVORITE♥️♥️
★★★★★
This movie is phenomenal!! Its an absolute classic!!! I AM ABSOLUTELY 100% IN LOVE WITH IT!!♥️ The other reviewers that wrote that "it was simply okay" or "it totally sucked" were/are wrong. This is the best war movie I've seen!! Job Well Done Mr. Gibson — cuteprincess19

My god
★★★★★
I love this movie so much it spot on. Everything, I only saw 2 mistakes. Well edited perfect for history people best film from 2016. — Artic Delta

Painstakingly Beautiful
★★★★★
Desmond Dodd has the heart of God. I've never watched a war movie and for good reason, but my mother and I decided to watch this one. We were not disappointed with the acting or the film; in fact, we were saddened by all of the deaths. But we were also elated by the sheer love and kindness that Desmond Doss expressed. Buy this movie, rent it, just view it! You will be changed forever!!!! — Coolrockkid

Incredible
★★★★★
Mel's best yet. Bravo — MoneyMike31

Good Movie
★★★★
Watched this movie last evening. Very good movie, but seemed to lack a real deep emotion. Not a fan of so many well-known Hollywood actors playing roles within films like this. It's hard to see Vince Vaughn as a serious drill-sergeant type. Still, very well told and focused more on the role that Desmond Doss played which is every bit worth telling. Kudos to Mel Gibson who clearly has the ability, when he's not going crazy, to put together a well told film. — Buckbalow34

Excellent, moving, compelling
★★★★★
Incredibly moving and entertaining film about a real-life American hero. If you get through this with a dry eye then you don't have a soul. — sowhatyouwilllive

Fantastic
★★★★★
Yep, best war movie ever. Even saving private Ryan, great character development, terrific acting(especially from Hugo and Andrew), and great action. — Bobthebruce

Amazing!!! Best movie of the year!
★★★★★
Highly recommend. It shows the power of spirit over matter. The power of faith, staying true to what you believe in, the making of a hero. Amazing movie. Great cast. Andrew Garfield is so good in it, can't imagine better acting. Vince Vaughn brings a little comedy to it. DO NOT MISS IT! — Alcyone^

Best War Movie in a Long Time
★★★★★
Classic Mel Gibson. So glad to see him back in form. — ParksNYC

Amazing True Story
★★★★★
I remember reading about this true story years ago. Seeing it was very eye opening as to what our men have truly had to face in war. Amazing story of faith, self sacrifice and conviction! Very bloody and gruesome but figure it probably was what these men really saw. — Ask&Seek123

Great movie
★★★★★
Loved the story. So inspirational! — Pdkemsje

GREAT
★★★★★
It should have won more awards, it is a shame the Academy is prejudice towards Gibson still. — Prophet Amos

Wow
★★★★★
I You kool Josh j just iikko bike innnijw — ikedym bo

Awesome
★★★★★
Great movie — Hatchetman67

Good stuff.
★★★★★
Need more God fearing people — Nacho taco 69

At a lost for words
★★★★★
It was the most inspirational movie. We need people like Desmond in his world — 1800windows

Its the best of the best
★★★★★
La mejor película de guerra que eh visto después de Blackhawk down y Pearl Harbor 1000% recomendada — Chefnunez

A must see!!
★★★★★
What a great movie of courage and faith... this movie rocks!!! — ShakeNBake1978

Incredible
★★★★★
This movie is incredible. It leaves you speechless throughout. Great story, great acting, amazing movie! — johnjfighter

Honor the fallen
★★★★★
Great movie! Respect our troops and veterans! Love our country! — Edwardjin1130

Interesting story
★★★★★
This movie does a massive disservice to an incredible story of almost unbelievable bravery. Overly dramatic music, terrible cinematography, poor special effects…everything leaves you feeling like this story should have been told by a much more capable filmmaker. — pimentoloaf

Incredible 👌
★★★★★
One of the best world war movies I've ever seen — Rezaeh10

Absolutely Incredible
★★★★★
This film got so close to being as good as Braveheart. Mel Gibson really gave it his all. Andrew Garfield gives the performance of his life, and the film is brutal in its representation of war. Hacksaw Ridge is truly incredible. — TruMoo98

Plop and stir recipe
★★★★★
One entire movie about a conscience objector would have been great if this wasn't a WAR movie. The plot blurs along as a knock off of a couple of original war movies. The action is spectacular but the premise is muddy. It's a thinly disguised protest against guns meant to appeal to liberals and patriots alike. Pay no attention to the Bible thumping. The Bible is a glorified prop. — Adderall Diaries

Was OK
★★★★★
It was just OK. Not great but OK. — Big Green Machine 63

Absloute must watch
★★★★★
What a rollercoaster of emotions, was expecting a stricly do-gooder story, but was blown away by the story, visuals and acting — Altavelocidad

Haven't Seen It
★★★★★
Haven't seen it yet but heard it was wonderful, going to watch it when I go home tonight! — MrRVC99

True hero
★★★★★
Absolutely, incredible true story of courage and conviction! — 67 1of2

Hacksaw: Nothing short than Master of All
★★★★★
Convictions, courage, perseverance, savior of all lives, inspiring. Really bravo Mel Gibson — Vivien de Gunzburg

Loved it
★★★★★
This was the best movie I've seen in a long time. It has an mix of intensity, violence, truth and a whole lot of bravery. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who likes war/ action movies. — NICK 2H

Great movie
★★★★★
Any movie based on true events is always interesting. This movie took it to a whole new level. Really liked the final scenes of the real people who performed these amazing feats. What a hero Desmond was! — Flyguy80

It made me think...
★★★★★
This was an unexpected surprise for me. I saw the preview and was skeptical at first because I was in the Marines and had never heard of someone refusing to touch a firearm. Then I gave in and bought the movie and found out why and that this movie was based on a real soldier that just wanted to save lives as a medic. It's heroes like this that make our country the best. Semper Fi — Jmv843

Boring
★★★★
Just plain boring. I have nothing to add. This movie just goes absolutely nowhere. — emailforbrett

Masterpiece
★★★★★
Thumps up and a big salute to Mel Gibson as he always surprises and amazes us with either directing his movies or acting in it. This should be truly an Oscar and Academy Award winning movie. — Feras666

Bestest ever!!!!!
★★★★★
This movie is and always will be the greatest movie ever!!!! That is a fact. Lol — Uhhhh......me?

EXCELLENT!!!!
★★★★★
GREAT MOVIE!! Almost speachless...I really recommend it — NatΜan

It’s OK
★★★★★
I enjoyed the first half of this movie, especially the early character construction of the lead. But I found nothing especially compelling about the retelling of the battle. That aspect did not approach the quaking deftness of Saving Private Ryan. — D'chill

Such a Great movie!!!
★★★★★
This is to mel gibson , you have always amused us with your great work , thanks mate , keep the good work up . — Nader hilmi

❤️❤️❤️
★★★★★
Best movie ever!!! 🙏 — C.B.Ø.

Full of Action and Hope
★★★★★
It's rare that I watch a Movie full of Blood and tears but this one makes you beleive in the Lord our G-d. — CAV

Great movie! Great performance by Andrew Garfield!
★★★★★
5 Stars! — JayX2

The Passion + Kill Bill + Hallmark sappiness
★★★★
Gibson has re-hashed his most successful story yet again, including the heavy-handed tropes and familiarly excessive gore – almost cartoonish here, a la Kill Bill – and, unfortunately, misappropriated the phenomenal story of an incredibly brave man as a mannequin to prop it up. — fplayerf

Bad. War porn.
★★★★
It's a silly movie with not-so-subtle religious tones. Gibson loves violence and Jesus. — Wigletbill