November 5, 2016 by jacklovelace
I went to see Hacksaw Ridge on opening day.
Critics hate Mel Gibson, the director, so for this movie to have such a strong approval rating, it must really be good.
Helluva story told well.
It really benefits by a climax that has the young man retrieving soldiers from
the Hacksaw Ridge battlefield all night long by himself, and then hauling them
down a steep cliff below the battlefield. Remarkable and true.
I would make the movie three and a half stars out of four because I found the
unrelenting violence difficult to watch. I know it is reality, but it was too much for me at times from a strictly viewing standpoint.
Wonderful ending and a really fine movie.