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Tuesday, 7 February 2017

HACKSAW RIDGE [2016]

Mel Gibson makes a triumphant return to the director's chair with the horrifically violent war drama Hacksaw Ridge.
Based upon a true story, the film follows WWII army medic Desmond Doss, who famously refused to carry weapon and believed he was going to war to help rather than destroy, during the Battle of Okinawa.
Andrew Garfield delivers his best performance to date, proving he's going to be around for quite some time.  There's a certain amount of heroic beauty and heart found within the intense violence that will leave you emotionally drained.  There's been some magnificent battle scenes captured to film and Hacksaw Ridge should go down as some of the best.  A unique hero in a war film about peace.  They don't come around often enough.

5 pacifists out of 5

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