Tricky one this. I loved what I loved - and hated what I hated. The whole first hour is cliched dogshit. The dialogue is southern trite. The soaring heroics and the duty through blood stuff is all old fashioned and scarily patriotic (thats a negative btw). But the direction and storytelling are incredible. The Ridge itself is thrilling & horrific. Also, I loved learning about Desmond Doss. War is Hell, duh.
Loved to see Mel Gibson in the role of director. Amazingly shot, so beautifully accurate to the time being portraited. A perfect story of friendship and hospitality. A heart warming plot in times of danger and destruction. Great interpretation from Garfield. One of the best war movies i've ever watched.
Went in prepared not to like this but, Garfield shines in the lead. On top of that, from Vaughn to Worthington to Weaving, there isn't a weak performance to be found. A little old fashioned but highly entertaining and moving. Mel Gibson might be a lot of things, but a bad director isn't one of them.
Finally Saw Hacksaw Ridge, it was very good. Good war movie, sound was good, effects were prob sub par for 2016/17 but fine in war movies. Good performances especially from Garfiled and Hugo Weaving. Even Vince was ok in the Sgt role (though didn't quite pull it off)
De Tu ne tueras pas, on ne gardera que l'idée de départ : faire le portrait d'une anomalie au beau milieu d'une communion guerrière. Mais, en usant de toutes les complaisances et facilités, comme à chaque fois, l'évangéliste réalisateur Mel Gibson se vautre dans une caricature d'humanisme, de brutalité et de naïveté, qui n'est pas même relevé par l'inexistence des acteurs.
Hands down the absolute worst movie nominated for best picture this decade. I cannot fathom how something as hilariously hackneyed, ridiculously over the top, and irredeemably ham-fisted could have possibly gained an Oscar nod. The violence is through-the-roof “Mortal Kombat”-level ridiculous, and the whole thing is just so damn overwrought and corny that I literally laughed through most of it.
HACKSAW RIDGE marks an excellent return to directing for Gibson after 10 years, as he brings Doss' story to life in a near-perfect tribute to one of the greatest heroes of all time. Starting light in tone with humour and romance, it becomes gradually darker with the horrors of war—scenes are graphic. The religious themes aren’t preachy, so anybody who likes feel-good stories or lives by pacifism might enjoy it. 4.5/5