Andrew Baron-Vartian


Hacksaw Ridge harkens back to the days of grandiose epic filmmaking, but the beauty of it is what it sets out to accomplish. It’s intent isn’t to make a grand sweeping epic to win academy awards or to have an agenda on military and wars. It’s intent is to proudly tell the incredible true story of Desmond Doss. That’s what makes it so powerful, it’s tone. It’s level of humility and grace. This is may be my favorite film directed by Gibson (that’s saying something) and this is without a doubt one of my favorite films of the year. It is not for the weak of heart, this is a powerful film. Not everyone will be able to handle it’s more dramatic moments but if you dare, go see it in theaters. It’s not only an experience you should be a part of but a hero’s story you should know. It’s an important film and one of the best of the year.

Writing: 7/10
Direction: 10/10
Cinematography: 10/10
Acting: 10/10
Editing: 9/10
Sound: 10/10
Soundtrack/Score: 8/10
Production Design: 9/10
Casting: 9/10
Effects: 10/10

Overall Score: 9.3/10