Report Hacksaw Ridge (2016) in Film Posted December 31, 2016 Interesting to note that this movie is now more highly rated on IMDb than Inglorious Basterds, is the highest ranked film released in 2016, and is overall ranked #90 of all time. I saw it last night, finally. I was inspired and moved. It made me think, "What small beans are my problems!" when compared to what these men had to face going over that ridge. Of all the Gibson movies I've seen (bracketing The Man without a Face, which doesn't contain any violence that I can recall), I found I could tolerate the violence the best. The car crash scene at the beginning, with its frank, unpretentious shot of the protruding bone, did a good job of setting up the frank, unpretentious tone of much of the battle violence. But I did have to look away occasionally. I was glad I didn't buy popcorn. The whole movie, not just the approach to violence, was unpretentious. One particular scene, where Dawes loses a man he'd recently come to befriend, impressed me especially.