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

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

Good movie!
★★★★★
Often we don't get even decent movies these days, however this movie was excellent! — Rherring37

One of the greatest war movies ever
★★★★★
A great depiction of the realities of war, & while assuredly violent & bloody, none of it is grotesque or over-done. It's a true story that includes just enough to underscore the amazing heroism & honor of a true, American patriot. — JCarver.Auburn

Awesome
★★★★★
Awesome — rcarle

Excellent Movie!
★★★★
What an excellent movie! Highly recommended! Is graphic with violence but war is tough to watch. Glad it didn't have any sex scenes although it did have nudity which consisted of a guys butt. I wish they wouldn't have placed that in and that's why I gave it 4 stars. — Jay-Cee88

Incredible...
★★★★★
This movie is amazing! First off, the actors are good and the quality is off the charts. Desmond Doss is one of the most inspirational person I've ever heard of(well, besides Louie Zamperini). Another amazing movie is Unbroken. Literally the best movie ever!😄 — Beartank22

Great movie
★★★★★
Awesome movie!!! It made me laugh it made me cry. Really like it. — LilDudd

WOW
★★★★★
It is humbling to know that there are such men walking this earth. — KSUWILDCAT86

Bruh
★★★★★
This was an amazing movie. It looks so real! The creators of this movie did an amazing job. It is definitely worth its oscar nomination. Screw everyone that rated under 4 stars and said it was boring or pushes religion. Sorry to be mean but it was just such a great movie. — 1 star movie

Bravo Zulu from a Navy Corpsman
★★★★★
i served in the US Navy as a Hospital Corpsman from 1979-1988; this film about a WWII Army medic had me in the throat. My wife will tell anybody, I never cry and this movie "nailed" me. — jhechotek

Inspiring, Great, A Must See !!!
★★★★★
This move was great, even if your not into war movies this is one anyone will like. It has a lot of realistic action, it has an awesome uplifting plot which happens to be a true story. Great movie of our American history. — Matthew the watcher

Very Good
★★★★★
It's really good — Kourosh Toiler

What's with the hype?
★★★★★
Mel Gibson has directed some great movies. This isn't one of them. I don't get the hype. It's overwrought, melodramatic war porn. The dialogue has all the sophistication of a day time soap opera. Sure the subject matter is worthy but the movie isn't worthy of the subject matter. — PSeditor

Speechless
★★★★★
Best war movie I've ever seen — Jakobhaenisch

Hacksaw Ridge
★★★★★
Absolutely riveting- buy it, rent it. Best movie you will see all year! — Kmakros

Nothing new to see here
★★★★★
Not really anything special in terms of storytelling. The parts with Vince Vaughn were ridiculous, I couldn't tell if the filmmakers were trying to make a comedy or a serious movie. I understand you can have both in a movie and make it work but it was just so unbalanced. It had such a light tone during the movie it was strange when it shifted to people being blown apart. It fits the "Hollywood mold" perfectly which makes it feel like a bag of cliches and quite predictable. Nothing we haven't seen before here, just packaged differently. The special effects along with the R rating carries the movie otherwise I would've stopped watching it — Dingusbir

Incredible
★★★★★
God shines the entire time, well done @mel — Ballard866

The Power of Prayer & Faith
★★★★★
Just beautiful! It's the perfect film for anyone to see especially young teenage boys. I'm buying this movie and giving them away as gifts throughout the year. I'm not waiting for the holidays. :-) Mel Gibson did a spectacular job of directing a beautiful story. — Texandoll7

Great!
★★★★★
Amazing job all around. Spidey should have won the Oscar! — JGaza

Language
★★★★
Just a question, anybody knows if this movie is available with subtitles in other languages if I get from iTunes? — america 012222

The best
★★★★★
Absolutely amazing story — King candy

My dad was in WWII in Okinawa
★★★★★
I watched this movie and was shocked. It is a GREAT movie...but what really shocked me was what people went through during the war. My dad was in WWII in Okinawa...I can't even imagine what he went through...he has nightmares till at 92 years old...and now I have a really good idea why. A lot of people gave up their lives so you have the freedom we now enjoy...God love them...they obviously been through hell during the war. — Fly Fishing for Bonefish !

Very good
★★★★★
Real inspirational movie — Robinandre12

Terrible Christian movie
★★★★★
IF you are a devout Christian, and blieve in the will of God to give you strength in adversity, you may well love this film. If you're not so much into that sort of thing, you may not be so into this film. — Brian15398

Good, but left something to be desired.
★★★★
It was an okay movie with awesome, realistic battle scenes, but overall it was just an okay movie. — WickedChicklette

Best movie in 2017
★★★★★
Movie was awesome better than all the other terrible movies. — Xxx.RD.xxX

Gore and religion
★★★★
Started out well but didn't develop any of the characters enough for you to care too much about them having their guts blown all over the screen. What really turned me off personally was the dramatic turn to this being a religious movie about the Christian God's will and that somehow he performed this miracle that the main character didn't also get blown up. — Alex64225689942158994

Fantastic
★★★★★
Great movie — JoJo's Spfld Circus

the most Mel Gibson move ever
★★★★★
If you didn't know Mel Gibson directed this movie, you would by the time you finished watching. - checked off every war movie cliche - too much violence that did not add value to the plot; blood and guts just for the sake of it - heavy racist overtones -good acting I guess - 10/10 Mel Gibson propaganda The whole film could have been 10 minutes — whatever42069

Poor attention to detail
★★★★★
Should of hired someone who had served in uniform for the making of the film. Hard to get into the movie when vince vaughn salutes like a 6 year old boy scout and dresses like one as well. — Kbhky9

Very Good Movie
★★★★
A touching real story, very well directed and Andrew Garfield is excellent! — MCOHI

Unbelieveable
★★★★★
Once again I never know what's wrong with these rotten tomato people this will tug at your soul in a very strong way and if this isn't a 100% rating then it's impossible to imagine what is...great movie... — Vinnyloves69

Did You See His Vietnam Movie?
★★★★
If you saw his Vietnam then you've seen this one. Just a bunch of guys walking into bullets. No soldier is that dumb and/or brave. The sergeant calls in artillary then sends men to where the artillery is going to hit. Not smart. Its laughably bad when the coordinates the sergent gives for the artillary strike are simply "Straight ahead". LOL. Youtube has way better war video. — Mission Accomplished

Speechless
★★★★★
Such a powerful and inspirational movie! It really makes you rethink your life and do better. Absolutely loved it!!!!! — dacloud01

BEST war movie!
★★★★★
Saw this at a special premier then bought it when it came out and watched it again! Excellent Movie! — Afwife98

Oh man on the ridge of excellence.
★★★★★
I'm going to say Andrew Garfield truly redeemed himself from Amazing Spider-Man 2! A soldier who didn't use Guns in combat made for one of the stellar performances since Tom Hanks in Saving Private Ryan! Cut through and watch it. — 16 HORSES

Hacksaw Ridge is another masterpiece delivered by Mel Gibson
★★★★★
Terrific movie and history lesson. — p4 by Sean Jerome

The price of one man's covictions... in war.
★★★★★
Excellent movie, much better than I have expected. It depicts how conviction and faith are related for this kind of men in the battle field, made me wanted to be at that level in my faith, even I am not sure to be honest if one life will be enough. Nicely done Mr. Mel Gibson. — Hevin Jaimes

Incredible
★★★★★
I appreciate war stories...this one is no acception despite the fact that Doss carries no weapon. I cried no less than 5 times. Great directing by Mel Gibson, and God Bless Desmond Doss for his bravery and love of humanity. He shows heart and compassion in the darkest of circumstances. — Stewy1083

By far the best movie ever
★★★★★
Left me speechless. Thank God for the soldiers of our country. — Natmatij

I do recommend!
★★★★★
Amazing — HenzR

Wonderful
★★★★★
This is a great movie, that definitely is proof not to judge a book by its cover..Such a great lesson about humanity, people really seeing others for who they are and realizing people are different for different reasons, and God always make certain people destined for greatness... Wonderful movie about putting others above yourself. Well driven and wonderful movie again by Mel Gibson — Trump girl

Great
★★★★★
One of the best movies I've seen in a while the best war movie since saving private Ryan — Claynb

Excellent
★★★★★
Difficult for me to watch as a vet. However an extremely powerful story,very well acted. I usually stay away from movies about war however this was a story that needed to be told. Thanks to Mr. Gibson — Gallantin

Face It
★★★★★
Mel Gibson knows how to tell a story. The man always comes through. — kw85233

Outstanding
★★★★★
The best world war 2 movie in the last 10 years — Telzey13

One Word
★★★★★
AMAZING !! — Soriaf

Awesome and Emotional
★★★★★
Thanks this movie is really emotional. It inspires what our life goal is. — Contriteinko