WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people and becomes the first Conscientious Objector in American history to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor.
|Release Date||:||October 7, 2016|
|Genres||:||Drama, History, War|
|Production Company||:||Icon Productions, Permut Presentations, Pandemonium, Cross Creek Pictures, Vendian Entertainment, Demarest Media|
|Production Countries||:||Australia, United States of America|
|Director||:||Mel Gibson, P.J. Voeten, Sophie Fabbri-Jackson, Jo Weeks|
|Writers||:||Robert Schenkkan, Andrew Knight|
|Casts||:||Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Vince Vaughn, Luke Bracey, Teresa Palmer, Hugo Weaving, Rachel Griffiths, Ryan Corr, Richard Roxburgh, Luke Pegler, Firass Dirani, Goran D. Kleut, Nathaniel Buzolic, Ori Pfeffer, Matthew Nable, Jacob Warner, Richard Pyros, Ben Mingay, Harry Greenwood, Damien Thomlinson, Robert Morgan, Milo Gibson, John Batziolas, John Cannon, Mikael Koski, Charles Jacobs, Ben O'Toole, James Lugton, Tim McGarry, Tyler Coppin, Dennis Kreusler, Nico Cortez, Helmut Bakaitis, Bill Young, Benedict Hardie, Philip Quast, James Mackay, Sam Parsonson, Sean Lynch, Thomas Unger, Hayden Geens, Tim Potter, Santo Tripodi, Laurence Brewer, Nobuaki Shimamoto, Hiroshi Kasuga, Yuki Nagashima, Taki Abe, Taka Uematsu, Yoji Tatsuta, Milan Pulvermacher|
|Plot Keywords||:||japan, world war ii, violent father, pacifism, bible, biography, war, conscientious objector, based on true story, gore, religion, soldier, religious, alcoholic, war hero, medic, u.s. military, based on true events, historical drama, 1940s|
Just watched this movie at the pre-screening and feel like I owe it to the creators to write a review. Having read other reviews, it is hard to stay original, so first are few thoughts that I shared with the others. Great to have Mel Gibson back in the directors seat. I will be surprised if we don't see this film in a few Oscars categories. Now, few thoughts of my own. The movie depicts brutality of war in gory details, so much so, that I had to turn my eyes away from screen couple of times. However, I do understand why this was important to the story line. It was done so that we could truly appreciate Doss's act of bravery, feel it like we were there and witnessed it firsthand - nothing was left out. The story grabs you from beginning and does not let you off until very end - after the movie I turned back and half of the girls in the theater were still wiping tears. Bottom line - instant classic that will find it's place on the shelf next to the likes of Saving Private Ryan and Band of Brothers.