Hacksaw Ridge is a 2016 biographical war film and drama directed by Mel Gibson and written by Andrew Knight and Robert Schenkkan based on the 2004 documentary The Conscientious Objector. in the experiences of Desmond Doss, a pacifist American combat physician who, as a Christian in the Seventh-day Adventist Church, refused to carry or use a firearm of any kind.
Doss became the first conscientious objector to receive the Medal of Honor for his efforts during the Battle of Okinawa. Andrew Garfield stars as Doss with Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey, Teresa Palmer, Hugo Weaving, Rachel Griffiths and Vince Vaughn in supporting roles.
Released in November 2016, the film grossed $175.3 million worldwide and received generally favorable reviews, with Gibson's direction and Garfield's performance garnering notable praise. Hacksaw Ridge was chosen by the American Film Institute as one of the top ten films of the year, and received numerous awards and nominations.