'Hacksaw Ridge', starring Andrew Garfield, was awarded the Oscars for Film Editing and Sound Mixing in 2017.
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.
★★★★ "One of the best Second World War movies since Terrence Malick’s ‘The Thin Red Line’" - Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent
✮✮✮✮ "It looks like a Technicolor Guernica – and hits home with the meaty, blood-wet thud of a raw topside of beef to the jaw" - Robbie Collin, The Telegraph