The Gist: Real-life Superman Desmond Doss saved the lives of 75 soldiers in WWII without firing a single shot, and has Hacksaw Ridge (and a Medal of Honor) to prove it.
Let the Critics Speak
"Gibson has made a movie that's nearly pathological in its love of violence-but he nonetheless counterbalances its amoral pleasures with an understanding of the psychological devastation that war wreaks."
—Richard Brody, The New Yorker
"Impassioned patriotism and religious conviction constitute the core of Hacksaw Ridge, a stirring — and surpassingly violent — dramatization of the life of Desmond T. Doss, the first conscientious objector to receive the Medal of Honor."
—Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
Odds of Winning: The allied forces fought their way to victory, but we don't foresee Hacksaw Ridge doing the same.