13 November 2016

Hacksaw Ridge, 2016 - ★★★★

#LIFF30 Film 32: I had no expectations from this and perhaps as a result I was left really impressed. It's a remarkable story and a really well made film. I wish more time had been spent before the Ridge because that's the really interesting part, although I suspect most people will disagree. Once at the Ridge it does just become another war film albeit an incredibly intense and well shot one. It's also a shame that real life footage is used at the end to repeat some of the stories, rather than legitimise what we've just seen it had the opposite effect for me and left me feeling manipulative and wishing it had been saved for the "making of" documentary.

November 13, 2016 at 11:32PM

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