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HACKSAW RIDGE

 
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At Theaters: 11/4/2016 On Video:
Rated: R Length: 2 hr. 11 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 600890
Studio: Lions Gate Films
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WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people and becomes the first Conscientious Objector in American history to be awarded the Medal of Honor.
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Drama Romantic War - This fact-based WWII movie is extremely violent like much of the directing work of Mel Gibson, but its inspirational true story and lead character will likely give it a wider audience than a lot of war movies. The strong element of faith will give this a lot of appeal to Christian audiences. Fans of Andrew Garfield will enjoy this major starring showcase. Other recognizable faces such as Vince Vaughn, Hugo Weaving, and Teresa Palmer have only fairly small roles. The extreme violence and some strong language make the film not for kids.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Andrew Garfield 99 HOMES, THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2
Teresa Palmer LIGHTS OUT, THE CHOICE, POINT BREAK
Hugo Weaving THE DRESSMAKER, CLOUD ATLAS, CAPTAIN AMERICA
Director: Mel Gibson APOCALYPTO, THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST
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Production Notes Heading
Production Notes
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: 9 S-words; a number of others.
SEX/NUDITY: Brief male non-sexual nudity.
VIOLENCE: Extremely bloody shootings, stabbings, dismemberments, fights.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol and tobacco.
ACTION: Constant war combat.
COMEDY: Some comic lines and situations, often darkly humorous.
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Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full Review
Good Hacksaw Ridge embraces many of the clichés of the war movie but, instead of laying them out in a rote fashion, the film synthesizes them into a visceral, ultimately inspirational result. This is about heroism, patriotism, and an adherence to convictions...

Roger Ebert Full Review
Above Average This film is inept and beautiful, stupid and amazing. It doesn't have the words or images to express how deep it is. That's why it's more interesting to talk about than it is to watch. I wonder what the real Doss, who died in 2006, would have thought of it.

USA Today Full Review
Good ...stunning military drama ... Brutally intense and elegantly crafted, the film showcases the stellar acting chops of Andrew Garfield and Vince Vaughn, and it's director Mel Gibson's best work behind the scenes since 1995's Oscar best-picture winner Braveheart.

NY Post Full Review
Good "Hacksaw” does occasionally lurch into cliché... This middling midsection takes far too long but does provide an extra layer of meaning to events on Okinawa... Gibson stages these battle scenes with a nauseating effectiveness....that makes for some of the year's most gripping cinematic images.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Based on an Exit Polling of 124 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
4
High
100%
13-19Teens (F)
1
Very High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
3
Very High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
5
Very High
100%
30+Adults (M)
51
Very High
100%
30+Adults (F)
60
Very High
100%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 124 moviegoers:
FANTASTIC REVIEWS! It's unusual to see such a very high percentage of "Fantastic" and "Excellent" reviews across all ages and both genders. This is truly a MUST SEE MOVIE!" Due to the intense and bloody war scenes, it's sometimes hard to watch but it's ceretainly worth the effort in the end. This is a movie that will move you.

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