Hacksaw RidgeDVD - 2017
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Very powerful and touching. Andrew Garfield is so genuine and his acting is spot on! ~AL_CHRISTINE
ArapahoeKati Nov 14, 2016
This movie blew me away; I'm still thinking about it three days later. I'd put it right up there with "Saving Private Ryan."
Wow! A truly incredible story! Well done in every way. AL_CHRISTINES
AL_CHRISTINES Oct 21, 2017
Wow! A truly incredible story! Well done in every way.
ArapahoeChristine Mar 13, 2017
Very powerful and touching!
Andrew Garfield is so genuine and his acting is spot on!
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jdneochi thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over
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ArapahoeChristine thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over
Violence: Gruesome, realistic depictions of battle, death, and Japanese harikari (suicide as an honorable act). Also emotional and physical abuse/beatings of the conscientious objector.
Frightening or Intense Scenes: In addition to a ton of nasty war violence, there is a scene early on of a man's leg graphically injured in an accident. A young man's parents fight; one holds a gun and seems to contemplate turning it on himself. Boys brawl and one is hit with a brick.
Sexual Content: A soldier's naked rear is visible as he lounges in the barracks before being forced to run the obstacle course. Bunkmates rib him about his anatomy. Another man is reading a magazine with a drawing of a topless woman. A married couple kisses passionately.
Violence: Here's where the movie gets the R. I saw it in theaters and had to look away several times. Relentless wide shots of shooting, maiming, and killing during the last half, and numerous close-ups of nasty injuries being treated.
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Tons of quotes in IMDb already but this one:
I've done everything they asked me, except this one thing, and I'm being treated like a criminal just 'cause I won't kill.
-You tried. Nobody can say you didn't. But who are you going to save in prison?
-Then why can't you just pick up the stupid gun and wave it around? You don't have to use it, just meet them halfway.
-I can't do that.
Yes, you can. It's just pride. Pride and stubbornness. Don't confuse your will with the Lord's.
-Have I been prideful?
Maybe I am prideful. But I don't know how I'm going to live with myself if I don't stay true to what I believe. Much less how you could live with me. I'd never be the man that I want to be in your eyes.
-I fell in love with you because you weren't like anyone else and you didn't try to be. Do not think for one moment that you will disappoint me. I will love you no matter what.
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