Hacksaw Ridge (15)



Drama (2016)
139mins Australia/US

Starring: Andrew Garfield, Luke Bracey, Sam Worthington, Rachel Griffiths, Hugo Weaving
Director: Mel Gibson
Writer(s): Robert Schenkkan, Andrew Knight
Listings: London | Rest of UK and Ireland

Born and raised in Lynchburg, Virginia, Desmond Doss almost kills his brother Hal when they are young. The traumatic episode has a profound effect on Desmond, who takes up a vow of pacifism, even when he enrols in the US Army. He intends to serve as a medic and follow the lead of his nurse girlfriend, Dorothy Schutte. However, he is ushered into combat training under Sergeant Howell and instantly makes enemies of the rest of the platoon by refusing to carry a gun.

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Hacksaw Ridge (15)

Director Mel Gibson returns, all guns blazing, with a riveting wartime drama based on the true story of Desmond Doss, who served with valour during the Second World War without having to fire a single bullet. He became the first conscientious objector to receive America's highest military award, the Medal of Honor, which is bestowed on the precious few who have distinguished themselves with incredible gallantry beyond the call of duty. In Doss' extraordinary case, he ran into a hail of Japanese bullets in May 1945 at the Battle of Okinawa, without a weapon to return fire, and risked his life to rescue injured soldiers from the blood-soaked battleground...

Hacksaw Ridge. Copyright: Lionsgate Films. Caption: Andrew Garfield as Desmond T. Doss in Hacksaw Ridge, directed by Mel Gibson. All Rights Reserved.In an era of questionable morality, when principles are repeatedly compromised for the sake of selfish gain, one man's inspirational journey of righteous self-sacrifice is an invigorating tonic. Gibson directs with verve, orchestrating hellish battle scenes. Aerial bombardments scythe through flesh, ripping limbs from torsos or exploding craniums as a well-targeted bullet careens through an eye socket. The senseless slaughter of young men in the prime of their lives is heartbreaking.

Desmond (Andrew Garfield) is born and raised with his brother Hal (Nathaniel Buzolic) in Lynchburg, Virginia against the picturesque backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains. His father Tom (Hugo Weaving) is an emotionally scarred veteran of the First World War and mother Bertha (Rachel Griffiths) educates her brood using The Bible. At an early age, Desmond almost kills Hal and he is haunted by the episode. "To take another man's life is the most egregious sin," counsels Bertha. Her words have a profound effect on Desmond, who takes up a vow of pacifism, even when he enrols in the US Army. He intends to follow the lead of his nurse girlfriend, Dorothy Schutte (Teresa Palmer), and serve as a medic. However, Desmond is ushered into combat training under no-nonsense Sergeant Howell (Vince Vaughn) and instantly makes enemies of the rest of the squad, especially bullying ringleader Smitty Ryker (Luke Bracey), by refusing to carry arms. Desmond's defiance leads to his arrest for insubordination and he faces a trial behind closed doors overseen by Captain Glover (Sam Worthington) and Captain Stelzer (Richard Roxburgh).

Hacksaw Ridge pulls no punches in its depiction of the horrors of conflict. Garfield delivers a mesmerising lead performance, as a gentle and caring man who yearns to serve the country he loves, but isn't willing to abandon his moral compass in the name of patriotism. Gibson's bravura direction marries moments of silent, agonising regret with explosions of deafening pyrotechnic spectacle. It's a brutal, uncompromising assault on the senses that tunes into Doss' religious beliefs and clings onto them when tearful capitulation seems like the only option.

- Sam Cannon

Hacksaw Ridge. Copyright: Lionsgate Films. Caption: Andrew Garfield as Desmond T. Doss in Hacksaw Ridge, directed by Mel Gibson. All Rights Reserved.


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Rest of UK and Irish Cinemas

Listed in alphabetical order by city/place name followed by cinema name.

From Friday 17th February
To Thursday 23rd February

- Aberdeen, Cineworld Aberdeen - Queens Link
- Aberdeen, Cineworld Aberdeen - Union Square
- Accrington, Vue Accrington
- Altrincham, Vue Altrincham (Apollo)
- Annan, Annan Lonsdale Cinema
- Antrim, Antrim Omniplex
- Arklow, Arklow Omniplex
- Ballymena, IMC Ballymena
- Bangor, Bangor Omniplex
- Barnsley, Parkway Cinema
- Basildon, Cineworld Basildon
- Basingstoke, Odeon Basingstoke
- Basingstoke, Vue Basingstoke Festival Place
- Bath, Odeon Bath
- Batley, Showcase Leeds
- Belfast, Movie House Cityside (Yorkgate)
- Belfast, Movie House Dublin Road
- Belfast, Odeon Belfast
- Beverley, Parkway Cinema
- Bicester, Vue Bicester
- Birmingham, Odeon Birmingham Broadway Plaza
- Birmingham, Odeon Birmingham New Street
- Birmingham, Vue Birmingham
- Bishop's Stortford, Empire Bishop's Stortford
- Blackburn, Vue Blackburn
- Blackpool, Odeon Blackpool
- Boldon Colliery, Cineworld Boldon Tyne And Wear
- Bolton, Cineworld Bolton
- Bolton, Vue Bolton
- Bootle, Odeon Liverpool Switch Island
- Bournemouth, Odeon Bournemouth BH2
- Bracknell, Odeon Bracknell
- Bradford, Odeon Leeds-Bradford
- Braintree, Cineworld Braintree
- Bridgend, Odeon Bridgend
- Bristol, Cineworld Yate
- Bristol, Showcase Bristol Avon Meads
- Bristol, Showcase Bristol Cinema De Lux
- Bristol, Vue Bristol Cribbs Causeway
- Bristol, Vue Bristol Longwell Green
- Bundoran, Eclipse Cinemas Bundoran
- Burnley, Reel Cinema Burnley
- Camberley, Vue Camberley
- Cambridge, Vue Cambridge
- Cardiff, Chapter
- Cardiff, Odeon Cardiff
- Cardiff, Showcase Cardiff Nantgarw
- Cardiff, Vue Cardiff
- Carmarthen, Vue Carmarthen (Apollo)
- Castleford, Cineworld Castleford
- Catterick Garrison, Empire Catterick Garrison
- Cavan Town, Odeon Cavan
- Chatham, Odeon Chatham
- Chelmsford, Odeon Chelmsford
- Chester, Cineworld Broughton
- Cleethorpes, Parkway Cinema
- Colchester, Odeon Colchester
- Coleraine, Movie House Coleraine
- Cork, Cork Omniplex
- Coventry, Odeon Coventry
- Craigavon, Craigavon Omniplex
- Cramlington, Vue Cramlington
- Darlington, Vue Darlington
- Derby, Derby QUAD
- Derby, Odeon Derby
- Derby, Showcase Derby Cinema De Lux
- Derby, Showcase Derby Foresters Park
- Doncaster, Vue Doncaster
- Downpatrick, Eclipse Cinemas Downpatrick
- Dublin, Cineworld Dublin
- Dublin, IMC Santry
- Dublin, IMC Tallaght
- Dublin, Odeon Blanchardstown
- Dublin, Vue Dublin
- Dudley, Odeon Dudley Merry Hill
- Dudley, Showcase Dudley
- Dundee, DCA: Dundee Contemporary Arts
- Dundee, Odeon Dundee
- Dunfermline, Odeon Dunfermline
- East Kilbride, Odeon East Kilbride
- Eastleigh, Vue Eastleigh
- Edinburgh, Odeon Edinburgh Wester Hailes
- Edinburgh, Vue Edinburgh Ocean Terminal
- Edinburgh, Vue Edinburgh Omni Centre
- Ellesmere Port, Vue Cheshire Oaks
- Enniskillen, IMC Enniskillen
- Epsom, Odeon Epsom
- Exeter, Vue Exeter
- Falkirk, Cineworld Falkirk
- Fareham, Reel Cinema Fareham
- Farnborough, Vue Farnborough
- Galashiels, Pavilion
- Galway, IMC Galway
- Gateshead, Odeon Metrocentre
- Gateshead, Vue Gateshead
- Glasgow, Cineworld Glasgow - Silverburn
- Glasgow, Showcase Glasgow
- Glasgow, Vue Glasgow Fort
- Gloucester, Cineworld Gloucester Quays
- Grays, Vue Thurrock
- Greenhithe, Showcase Bluewater
- Guildford, Odeon Guildford
- Hamilton, Vue Hamilton
- Hartlepool, Vue Hartlepool
- Hatfield, Odeon Hatfield
- Hemel Hempstead, Cineworld Hemel Hempstead
- High Wycombe, Empire High Wycombe
- Huddersfield, Odeon Huddersfield
- Hull, Cineworld Hull
- Hull, Odeon Hull
- Hull, Reel Cinema Hull
- Hull, Vue Hull Princes Quay
- Huntingdon, Cineworld Huntingdon
- Inverness, Vue Inverness
- Kendal, Brewery Arts Centre
- Kettering, Odeon Kettering
- Kilmarnock, Odeon Kilmarnock
- Lancaster, Vue Lancaster
- Larne, Larne Harbour Omniplex
- Leamington Spa, Vue Leamington Spa (Apollo)
- Leeds, Vue Leeds Kirkstall Road
- Leeds, Vue Leeds The Light
- Leicester, Odeon Leicester
- Leicester, Phoenix
- Leicester, Showcase Leicester Cinema De Lux
- Leicester, Vue Leicester
- Lifford, Eclipse Cinemas Lifford
- Limerick, Limerick Omniplex
- Lincoln, Odeon Lincoln
- Lisburn, Lisburn Omniplex
- Liverpool, Odeon Liverpool ONE
- Liverpool, Showcase Liverpool
- Livingston, Vue Livingston
- Londonderry, Brunswick Moviebowl
- Maidenhead, Odeon Maidenhead
- Maidstone, Odeon Maidstone
- Manchester, Odeon Manchester
- Manchester, Odeon Trafford Centre
- Manchester, Showcase Manchester
- Mansfield, Odeon Mansfield
- Melton Mowbray, Regal Cinema
- Merthyr Tydfil, Vue Merthyr Tydfil
- Milton Keynes, Odeon Milton Keynes Stadium
- Newbury, Corn Exchange
- Newbury, Vue Newbury
- Newcastle upon Tyne, Empire Newcastle Upon Tyne
- Newport, Cineworld Newport Friars Walk
- Newport, Cineworld Newport Spytty Road
- Newry, Newry Omniplex
- Northampton, Errol Flynn Filmhouse, Royal & Derngate
- Northampton, Vue Northampton
- Norwich, Odeon Norwich
- Norwich, Vue Norwich
- Nottingham, Cineworld Nottingham
- Nottingham, Showcase Nottingham Cinema De Lux
- Oldham, Odeon Oldham
- Omagh, IMC Omagh
- Orpington, Odeon Orpington
- Oxford, Odeon Oxford George Street
- Oxford, Vue Oxford
- Paignton, Vue Torbay (Apollo)
- Paisley, Showcase Paisley
- Penrith, Lonsdale Alhambra Cinema
- Peterborough, Showcase Peterborough
- Plymouth, Vue Plymouth
- Poole, Cineworld Poole
- Poole, Lighthouse, Poole's Centre For The Arts
- Portsmouth, Vue Portsmouth
- Preston, Odeon Preston
- Preston, Vue Preston
- Reading, Showcase Reading Cinema De Lux
- Reading, Vue Reading
- Redditch, Vue Redditch (Apollo)
- Renfrew, Odeon Braehead
- Rhyl, Vue Rhyl (Apollo)
- Rochdale, Odeon Rochdale
- Rochester, Cineworld Rochester
- Scunthorpe, Vue Scunthorpe
- Seaham, Cineworld Dalton Park
- Sheffield, Cineworld Sheffield
- Sheffield, Odeon Sheffield
- Sheffield, Vue Sheffield
- Southampton, Harbour Lights Picturehouse
- Southampton, Odeon Southampton
- Southend-on-Sea, Odeon Southend
- Southport, Vue Southport
- Stevenage, Cineworld Stevenage
- Stillorgan, Odeon Stillorgan
- Stirling, Vue Stirling
- Stockport, Heaton Moor Savoy
- Stockton-on-Tees, Showcase Teesside
- Stoke-on-Trent, Odeon Stoke
- Stornoway, An Lanntair Arts Centre
- Stroud, Vue Stroud (Apollo)
- Swansea, Odeon Swansea
- Swansea, Vue Swansea
- Swindon, Cineworld Swindon Regent Circus
- Swindon, Empire Swindon Greenbridge
- Tamworth, Odeon Tamworth
- Taunton, Odeon Taunton
- Telford, Cineworld Telford
- Telford, Odeon Telford
- Tewkesbury, The Roses Theatre
- Thanet, Vue Westwood Cross
- Thornton-Cleveleys, Vue Cleveleys
- Tralee, Tralee Omniplex
- Trowbridge, Odeon Trowbridge
- Tunbridge Wells, Odeon Tunbridge Wells
- Wallingford, Corn Exchange
- Wallsend, Odeon Silverlink
- Walsall, Showcase Walsall
- Warrington, Odeon Warrington
- Waterford, Odeon Waterford
- Watford, Vue Watford
- Wexford, Wexford Omniplex
- Wisbech, The Light Cinema, Wisbech
- Wolverhampton, Light House
- Worcester, Odeon Worcester
- York, Vue York
From Friday 24th February
To Thursday 2nd March

- Aberdeen, Cineworld Aberdeen - Queens Link
- Aberdeen, Cineworld Aberdeen - Union Square
- Accrington, Vue Accrington
- Altrincham, Vue Altrincham (Apollo)
- Arklow, Arklow Omniplex
- Ashford, Cineworld Ashford
- Ashton-under-Lyne, Cineworld Ashton-under-Lyne
- Ballymena, IMC Ballymena
- Bangor, Bangor Omniplex
- Barnsley, Parkway Cinema
- Barrow-in-Furness, Vue Barrow (Apollo)
- Basingstoke, Vue Basingstoke Festival Place
- Belfast, Dundonald Omniplex
- Belfast, Movie House Cityside (Yorkgate)
- Belfast, Movie House Dublin Road
- Belfast, Odeon Belfast
- Beverley, Parkway Cinema
- Bicester, Vue Bicester
- Birkenhead, Vue Birkenhead
- Birmingham, Cineworld Birmingham
- Birmingham, Odeon Birmingham Broadway Plaza
- Birmingham, The Electric Cinema
- Birmingham, Vue Birmingham
- Bishop's Stortford, Empire Bishop's Stortford
- Blackburn, Vue Blackburn
- Blackpool, Odeon Blackpool
- Boldon Colliery, Cineworld Boldon Tyne And Wear
- Bolton, Cineworld Bolton
- Bolton, Vue Bolton
- Bournemouth, Odeon Bournemouth BH2
- Braintree, Cineworld Braintree
- Brighton, Cineworld Brighton
- Bristol, Cineworld Yate
- Bristol, Showcase Bristol Avon Meads
- Bristol, Vue Bristol Cribbs Causeway
- Bristol, Vue Bristol Longwell Green
- Burnley, Reel Cinema Burnley
- Bury, Vue Bury The Rock
- Bury St Edmunds, Cineworld Bury St Edmunds
- Camberley, Vue Camberley
- Cambridge, Vue Cambridge
- Canterbury, Odeon Canterbury
- Cardiff, Cineworld Cardiff
- Cardiff, Showcase Cardiff Nantgarw
- Cardiff, Vue Cardiff
- Carlisle, Vue Carlisle
- Carmarthen, Vue Carmarthen (Apollo)
- Castleford, Cineworld Castleford
- Catterick Garrison, Empire Catterick Garrison
- Cavan Town, Odeon Cavan
- Chatham, Odeon Chatham
- Chelmsford, Odeon Chelmsford
- Cheltenham, Cineworld Cheltenham The Screening Rooms
- Chester, Cineworld Broughton
- Chichester, Cineworld Chichester
- Cleethorpes, Parkway Cinema
- Colchester, Odeon Colchester
- Coleraine, Movie House Coleraine
- Cork, Cork Omniplex
- Craigavon, Craigavon Omniplex
- Cramlington, Vue Cramlington
- Cwmbran, Vue Cwmbran
- Darlington, Vue Darlington
- Didcot, Cineworld Didcot
- Doncaster, Vue Doncaster
- Dorchester, Odeon Dorchester
- Downpatrick, Eclipse Cinemas Downpatrick
- Dublin, Cineworld Dublin
- Dublin, IMC Santry
- Dublin, IMC Tallaght
- Dublin, Vue Dublin
- Dudley, Showcase Dudley
- Dumfries, Odeon Dumfries
- Dundee, Cineworld Dundee
- Dundee, DCA: Dundee Contemporary Arts
- Dungannon, Dungannon Omniplex
- Dun Laoghaire, IMC Dun Laoghaire
- Eastbourne, Cineworld Eastbourne
- East Didsbury, Cineworld Didsbury
- East Grinstead, Scott Cinemas
- East Kilbride, Odeon East Kilbride
- Eastleigh, Vue Eastleigh
- Edinburgh, Cineworld Edinburgh
- Edinburgh, Vue Edinburgh Ocean Terminal
- Edinburgh, Vue Edinburgh Omni Centre
- Ellesmere Port, Vue Cheshire Oaks
- Enniskillen, IMC Enniskillen
- Exeter, Vue Exeter
- Exmouth, Savoy
- Falkirk, Cineworld Falkirk
- Fareham, Cineworld Whiteley
- Fareham, Reel Cinema Fareham
- Farnborough, Vue Farnborough
- Galway, IMC Galway
- Gateshead, Odeon Metrocentre
- Gateshead, Vue Gateshead
- Glasgow, Cineworld Glasgow - Renfrew Street
- Glasgow, Cineworld Glasgow - Silverburn
- Glasgow, Vue Glasgow Fort
- Gloucester, Cineworld Gloucester Quays
- Gloucester, Gloucester Guildhall
- Grays, Vue Thurrock
- Greenhithe, Showcase Bluewater
- Halifax, Vue Halifax
- Hamilton, Vue Hamilton
- Harlow, Cineworld Harlow
- Hartlepool, Vue Hartlepool
- Hemel Hempstead, Cineworld Hemel Hempstead
- High Wycombe, Cineworld High Wycombe
- Hinckley, Cineworld Hinckley
- Hull, Cineworld Hull
- Hull, Vue Hull Princes Quay
- Huntingdon, Cineworld Huntingdon
- Inverness, Vue Inverness
- Kendal, Brewery Arts Centre
- Kettering, Odeon Kettering
- Lancaster, The Dukes
- Lancaster, Vue Lancaster
- Leamington Spa, Vue Leamington Spa (Apollo)
- Leeds, Vue Leeds Kirkstall Road
- Leeds, Vue Leeds The Light
- Leicester, Showcase Leicester Cinema De Lux
- Leicester, Vue Leicester
- Lincoln, Odeon Lincoln
- Liverpool, Odeon Liverpool ONE
- Livingston, Vue Livingston
- Llandudno, Cineworld Llandudno
- Londonderry, Brunswick Moviebowl
- Maidstone, Odeon Maidstone
- Manchester, Odeon Manchester
- Manchester, Odeon Trafford Centre
- Merthyr Tydfil, Vue Merthyr Tydfil
- Middlesbrough, Cineworld Middlesbrough
- Neath, The Gwyn Hall
- Newbury, Vue Newbury
- Newcastle-under-Lyme, Vue Newcastle-under-Lyme
- Newcastle upon Tyne, Empire Newcastle Upon Tyne
- Newport, Cineworld Newport Spytty Road
- Norwich, Odeon Norwich
- Norwich, Vue Norwich
- Nottingham, Cineworld Nottingham
- Nottingham, Showcase Nottingham Cinema De Lux
- Oldham, Odeon Oldham
- Oxford, Ultimate Picture Palace
- Oxford, Vue Oxford
- Paignton, Vue Torbay (Apollo)
- Paisley, Showcase Paisley
- Peterborough, Showcase Peterborough
- Plymouth, Vue Plymouth
- Poole, Cineworld Poole
- Portsmouth, Vue Portsmouth
- Preston, Vue Preston
- Reading, Vue Reading
- Redditch, Vue Redditch (Apollo)
- Renfrew, Odeon Braehead
- Rhyl, Vue Rhyl (Apollo)
- Rochdale, Odeon Rochdale
- Rochester, Cineworld Rochester
- Salford, Vue Manchester Lowry
- Scunthorpe, Vue Scunthorpe
- Seaham, Cineworld Dalton Park
- Sheffield, Cineworld Sheffield
- Sheffield, Vue Sheffield
- Shrewsbury, Cineworld Shrewsbury
- Solihull, Cineworld Solihull
- Southport, Vue Southport
- Stevenage, Cineworld Stevenage
- St Helens, Cineworld St Helens
- Stirling, Vue Stirling
- Stoke-on-Trent, Odeon Stoke
- Stratford-upon-Avon, Stratford Picturehouse
- Swansea, Vue Swansea
- Swindon, Cineworld Swindon Regent Circus
- Swindon, Empire Swindon Greenbridge
- Tamworth, Odeon Tamworth
- Telford, Cineworld Telford
- Thanet, Vue Westwood Cross
- Thornton-Cleveleys, Vue Cleveleys
- Thurso, Thurso Cinema
- Trowbridge, Odeon Trowbridge
- Uttoxeter, Cinebowl, Uttoxeter
- Watford, Vue Watford
- Witney, Cineworld Witney
- Wolverhampton, Cineworld Wolverhampton
- Worcester, Vue Worcester
- Yeovil, Cineworld Yeovil
- York, Vue York


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