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Hacksaw Ridge

The film tells the extraordinary true story of American pacifist combat medic Desmond Doss, who saved 75 men during the Battle of Okinawa in World War II, without firing a shot. He was the only American soldier in WWII to fight on the front lines without a firearm or weapons of any kind as he believes that killing is wrong. Doss became the first and only conscientious objector to receive the Medal of Honor for actions above and beyond the call of duty during the war.

Language: English
Subtitle: Chinese
Classification: M18
Release Date: 19 Jan 2017
Genre: Action / Adventure
Running Time: 2 Hours 19 Minutes
Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures
Cast: Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey, Teresa Palmer, Hugo Weaving
Director: Mel Gibson
Format: 2D

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Watch this if you liked: “Saving Private Ryan”

The Good, the Bad and the Conscientious Objector:

• The movie is touted as Mel Gibson grand comeback, and will be mentioned in the same sentence as amazing war films like "Apocalypse Now", "Platoon" and "Saving Private Ryan".

• Consisting the elements of family, faith, love and forgiveness all put to the test in an arena of violent conflict, the movie is a sterling modern war picture with an intriguing moral twist.

• The movie is extremely simplistic, but at the same time, it provides depth of drama and character.

• The battle scenes in the film are among the most violent captured on screen as it provides so much graphic details without holding back, but it is very justified to give the violent impact that Gibson is trying to portray.

• Andrew Garfield truly embodies the role of Desmond T. Doss perfectly, delivering a very fine performance and moving away from his days as Peter Parker in "The Amazing Spider-Man".

Trivia:

• According to director Mel Gibson, Desmond T. Doss's son Desmond Jr. attended the screening and was moved tears by Andrew Garfield's accurate portrayal of his dad.


Cinema Online, 26 January 2017
   
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Classification
Effective 15 July 2011
G - Suitable for all ages
PG - Suitable for all ages, but parents should provide guidance to their young
PG13 - Suitable for persons aged 13 and above, but parental guidance is advised for children below 13
NC16 - Suitable for persons aged 16 years and above
M18 - Suitable for persons aged 18 years and above
R21 - Restricted to persons aged 21 and above only