This Mel Gibson movie won three Golden Globe awards for Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Director. It was nominated for several Academy Awards, of which it won two. In my opinion, it should have won in the same three categories as it did in the Golden Globes. But I’m partial. I always like a movie directed by Mel Gibson, and I’m glad he’s back to it after so long.
Hacksaw Ridge is the incredibly true story of a huge miracle that God performed through an average believer who only sought to please Him.
Andrew Garfield (Spiderman movies, 90 Minutes in Heaven) portrays Desmond Doss, a Christian man who signed up to serve as a medic in WWII, but refused to carry and use any firearms. He was the only American Soldier in WWII to fight on the front lines without a weapon. He believed that while the war was justified, killing was still wrong.
At Okinawa, a very bloody battle, Desmond Doss saved 75 men without even touching a weapon. When you see how he does it, you’ll be amazed. He was the first objector to ever earn the Congressional Medal of Honor.
If you like true stories about unlikely heroes, movies about miracles, or war movies, this one is for you. I do have to warn that there are few instances of mild language, as is common to military, and one scene where you see a man’s naked behind, but, regardless, I highly recommend it.
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