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The Weekend Australian - Review - - Out & About - David Strat­ton

Hack­saw Ridge (MA15+) Mel Gib­son’s first film as direc­tor in a decade tells an amaz­ing true story from World War II, that of a con­sci­en­tious ob­jec­tor who be­came a hero. In this role, Andrew Garfield gives a fine per­for­mance, and there is great sup­port from a mostly Aus­tralian cast (Hugo Weav­ing and Rachel Grif­fiths as the pro­tag­o­nist’s par­ents, Teresa Palmer as the nurse he mar­ries, Sam Wor­thing­ton and Richard Roxburgh as mil­i­tary types). The film is su­perbly shot by Si­mon Dug­gan but — be warned — the bat­tle scenes are ex­tremely graphic. Ul­ti­mately, this is a mov­ing and pow­er­ful story, hand­somely filmed.

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