Saturday, February 4

Hacksaw Ridge Movie Review

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.

Hacksaw Ridge was highly recommended by my colleague- Nad. The plot that she shared, attracted me to catch this film.

Personally, I felt that the show was engaging and compact as a whole. The story build up may appear rather slow-pace but somewhat, it gradually got better with a conducive plot. Glad that certain humour was injected to lighten this heavy-hearted show.

There were good intense and gripping moments which kept me at the edge of my seat. Not to forget, those emotional scenes that was beautifully presented as well. This film also reminded me of God's power, love and grace towards people.

A good inspirational true story indeed.

Ratings: 4.5 / 5