Nominated for 6 Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor. "The horrors of the World War II battlefront are seen through the eyes of a devout, pacifist soldier in the stunning military drama Hacksaw Ridge. Brutally intense and elegantly crafted, the film showcases the stellar acting chops of Andrew Garfield and Vince Vaughn, and it's director Mel Gibson’s best work behind the scenes since 1995’s Oscar best-picture winner 'Braveheart.'
"Hacksaw Ridge tells the story of real-life hero Desmond Doss, the first conscientious objector awarded the Medal of Honor and the only American solider in WWII to fight on the front lines without a weapon. A Seventh-day Adventist who refused to touch a firearm because of his religious beliefs, Doss used his wits, determination and skill as an Army medic to save 75 soldiers during the Battle of Okinawa in 1945.
"As he did so well in 'Braveheart,' Gibson explores the reasons men fight for their country rather than just reveling in blood and gore. He creates a moving visual dichotomy between fresh-faced individuals entering the front and those dead-eyed souls who’ve survived the carnage, while also accurately capturing both sides of the conflict. With Hacksaw Ridge, Gibson proves again that he’s a passionate, gifted filmmaker." - USA Today