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Chris Kavan's Movie Reviews (3242)

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Hacksaw Ridge 

3.5/4 stars

Mel Gibson and historical accuracy haven't always gone hand-in-hand (Braveheart and The Patriot) but with Hacksaw Ridge he does justice to Desmond Doss and his incredible story of courage and conviction. I was afraid this film was going to be too preachy or too patriotic, but I think the story was handled very well and the scenes of war were the most realistic and brutal since Saving Private Ryan. Plus, if Gibson can make Vince Vaughn in to a compelling soldier, anything is possible. Certainly among the better films of 2016.


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