Oscar special movie review: 'Hacksaw Ridge' - 3.5 stars

A still from the film 'Hacksaw Ridge'. Photograph:( Others )

WION New Delhi, India Feb 23, 2017, 11.45 AM (IST) Shilpika

"Hacksaw Ridge" is a war drama directed by Mel Gibson. It earned six oscar nominations, including that of best director for Mel Gibson. The film was also nominated in the Best Pictures category.

Storyline (4/5)

The film's plot revolves around real-life story of Desmond Doss, who saved lives on the battlefield of Okinawa without ever lifting a weapon, and was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honour.

This inspirational story of persistence and faith is worth knowing.

Direction (5/5)

Mel Gibson’s comeback after a decade raised a lot of expectations and he has met all of them. 

A well-structured movie based on an inspirational story with intricate details of war scenes juxtaposed with beautiful love scenes shock hearts and eyes of viewers at the same time.

Acting (3.5/5)

Andrew Garfield as Desmond Doss was the film's surprise package. His smooth transitions from a lover to a soldier to a saviour surpassed all expectations.
 
Angelic Teresa Palmer added the dash of love and beauty in this otherwise dark movie. Witty Vince Vaughn gave one of his performances in a long time.

Entertainment (3/5)

The entertainment quotient is a tricky part in this movie. The amount of blood, rotting corpses, severed limbs that are shown in order to bring alive the story on screen, are unbearable even to many strong hearts and war movie lovers. 

This movie shows courage, inspiration, reality more like a piece of art than a piece of entertainment.

Overall Rating (3.5/5)

Watch this movie for excellent direction and acting but be prepared to deal with gore and violence. If you are someone who looks for meaningful cinema, this one is for you.

(WION)