It reads like Hollywood fiction: a pacifist who refuses to handle a gun charges into the Battle of Okinawa and single-handedly saves most of his division. But the story of Desmond Doss is true (read President Truman’s citation if you doubt it) and his extraordinary actions are thrillingly recounted by director Mel Gibson. Hacksaw Ridge is a visceral experience that never loses sight of Doss’ profound humanity.
Runtime 136 Minutes
Release date 2017