Hacksaw Ridge: A Tale of Bravery, Faith, and Sacrifice

Hacksaw Ridge is a 2016 war film directed by Mel Gibson, based on the true story of Desmond Doss, an American pacifist combat medic who served during World War II. The movie tells the inspiring story of Doss, who refused to carry a weapon and instead saved the lives of countless soldiers during the Battle of Okinawa.

Watching Hacksaw Ridge was a deeply emotional and impactful experience for me. The movie is a powerful reminder of the bravery and sacrifice of the soldiers who fought in World War II, and the courage of those who stood up for their beliefs.

What impacted me the most about this movie was the character of Desmond Doss, played brilliantly by Andrew Garfield. His unwavering commitment to his beliefs and his incredible bravery in the face of danger was truly inspiring.

The movie also explores themes of faith, love, and the horrors of war. The battle scenes are graphic and intense, but they serve to highlight the brutal reality of war and the sacrifices made by those who fought in it.

The emotional climax of the movie, when Doss is finally able to rescue his wounded comrades and return to safety, is a truly powerful moment. It is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the power of individual courage in the face of adversity.

My Thoughts about the Movie:

Hacksaw Ridge is a movie that impacted me deeply with its powerful story, brilliant performances, and emotional themes. It is a reminder of the bravery and sacrifice of those who fought in World War II, and a tribute to the courage of those who stand up for what they believe in.

This post is a part of Blogchatter A2Z challenge 2023 

24 thoughts on “Hacksaw Ridge: A Tale of Bravery, Faith, and Sacrifice”

  1. Another great suggestion on a movie to check out. Hacksaw Ridge sounds like one to add to must see list at my home.

  2. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on Hacksaw Ridge. I haven’t watched the movie yet, but after reading your post, I’m definitely adding it to my watchlist.

  3. Hadnt heard of this one and we do love WWII related movies so adding to our watchlist. Currently watching the WWI Oscar winner ..All Quiet on the Western Front

  4. Aha! Another World War II movie!! Have heard a lot about Hacksaw Ridge… I think, I have seen it in some bits and pieces… have added it to my TBW list. Thanks for recommending it Monidipa!

  5. such an interesting movie. I haven’t watched it before and it sounds heavy but very educational and enriching for the soul. You always find gem whatever you choose to share

  6. This site has great reviews of films. I have not seen Hacksaw Ridge and will have to add it to our movie night list. I enjoy movies that leave me thinking!

  7. As a fan of war movies, I found your review of Hacksaw Ridge truly insightful and thought-provoking. It’s amazing to see the courage and sacrifice of our soldiers and it’s great that this movie sheds light on the lesser-known heroics of a conscientious objector. I can’t wait to watch it and see for myself the incredible story that you’ve shared.

  8. Jennifer L Prince

    This was such a good movie! Part of it took place in my hometown of Lynchburg, VA (the beginning), so everyone in our town was especially excited to see it.

  9. This looks like a great movie. We love watching movies based on a true story. Too bad it’s not available on Netflix. Do you have any idea where we can watch it?

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