What makes Hacksaw Ridge so good?

“Hacksaw Ridge” is a bluntly effective faith-and-flag war drama, the true story of a remarkable hero with a knot of moral tension at its center. The film pretends to be a grim reckoning with the horrors of war, but it is also, true to its genre, a rousing celebration of the thrills of battle.

Is Hacksaw Ridge anti war?

The film focuses on the World War II experiences of Desmond Doss, an American pacifist combat medic who, as a Seventh-day Adventist Christian, refused to carry or use a weapon or firearm of any kind.

What did Hacksaw Ridge get on Rotten Tomatoes?

Critic Reviews for Hacksaw Ridge – January 29, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review… A rousing tale of Pacific War heroism that has more in common with jingoistic Wayne staples such as Sands of Iwo Jima or The Green Berets than anything in the 21st century, this is wearily formulaic film-making.

How long did it take to make Hacksaw Ridge?

It took 16 years to make Mel Gibson’s epic war film, with the $40m budget one of many stumbling blocks. If you hadn’t heard of Desmond Doss before watching Hacksaw Ridge, you are in good company.

How many US soldiers died on Hacksaw Ridge?

Nearly 500 of the 800 men in Doss’ battalion became casualties atop Hacksaw Ridge, an Army history of the battle said. Upwards of 3,000 Japanese were estimated killed.

Was Sergeant Howell real?

George Julian “Snowy” Howell, VC, MM (19 November 1893 – 23 December 1964) was an Australian recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest decoration for gallantry “in the face of the enemy” that can be awarded to members of the British and Commonwealth armed forces.

What happened to Doss brother in Hacksaw Ridge?

Yes. He contracted severe tuberculosis and spent 5 1/2 years in and out of VA hospitals during which time a lung was removed and several ribs.

Was Hacksaw Ridge filmed in Australia?

Mel Gibson’s true-life war movie Hacksaw Ridge doubled locations in New South Wales (NSW), Australia, for the US and the Japanese island of Okinawa. Mel Gibson’s true-life war movie Hacksaw Ridge doubled locations in New South Wales (NSW), Australia, for the US and the Japanese island of Okinawa.


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