Movie Review: ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ has the guts and the glory. But where’s the gun?
THE NEW YORK TIMES
By A.O. Scott
Andrew Garfield stars as the real World War II hero — and conscientious objector — Desmond Doss in “Hacksaw Ridge.” Credit Mark Rogers/Lionsgate
HOLLYWOOD---Mel Gibson can be accused of many things, but subtlety is not one of them. Even at his worst — I mean as a filmmaker, not a political thinker — he consistently proves to be an able craftsman and a shrewd showman. “Hacksaw Ridge,” the first feature he has directed since “Apocalypto,” a decade ago, is a bluntly effective faith-and-flag war drama, the true story of a remarkable hero with a knot of moral tension at its center. [link]