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The untold story of peace at a time of war in Hacksaw Ridge

posted Nov 17, 2016, 6:37 AM by Jeffrey Wolf


By: Robby Timmler, Staff Writer

Posted November 17th, 2016


Hacksaw Ridge is the story of Desmond Doss (played by Andrew Garfield), a simple and religious southern boy that volunteers for the army as a medical officer. But there's a small problem: Desmond doesn’t believe in killing, because his alcoholic father (played by Hugo Weaving) that was in the war before now drinks because of it. Desmond’s faith causes many of the officers like Sergeant Howell (played by Vince Vaughn), Captain Glover (played by Sam Worthington), and some members of his platoon to dislike him for not protecting his country or his fellow men. This causes serious internal conflicts in Desmond that ultimately drives the story.


Hacksaw Ridge is a great movie that deals with a serious moral issue that is still relevant today. Hacksaw Ridge features great acting from Andrew Garfield as Desmond, playing a very religious person that wants to protect his country, but in a way that goes against the army way of using weapons to defend the country. The gruesome scenes at the end of the film may be disturbing to some audiences, which is why Hacksaw Ridge gets a 4.5 of 5 star rating.


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