Hacksaw Ridge


“JFC this flaming garbage fire”

Title: Hacksaw Ridge
Writers: Robert Schenkkan (👨🏼 🇺🇸 ) and (👨🏼 🇺🇸 )
Director: Mel Gibson (👨🏼 🇺🇸 💩 )

Reviewed by Li (👩🏻  🇺🇸 )

Quality: 2/5
I felt like I was watching war propaganda from the 1940s combined with religious propaganda from Sunday school. Basically, if a massacre took place at Jesusland and was made into a corny, unoriginal movie. But I added a point because it has such good reviews elsewhere…which I am genuinely confused about. But moving on.

Gender: 1/5
Does it pass the Bechdel Test? NO
GradeMyMovie.com Assessment: 20% of creative decision-makers were female
It’s a war movie. Did anyone really think this was going to get more than a 1/5? 

* I kept track of female voice time for one hour and recorded 4:39mins of women speaking onscreen. Out of 60:00mins.

Race: 1/5
GradeMyMovie.com Assessment: 8% of creative decision-makers were POC
LITERALLY. NOT. ONE. PERSON. OF. COLOR. Unless you count, you know, all those evil Japs.

God, I know Mel Gibson’s a raging anti-Semite but even I’m impressed with the sheer militancy this film took in barricading people of color from the screen (unless they were being cast as yellow demons). Maybe they did some post-production work erasing errant non-whites…? I’m morbidly impressed.

Mediaversity Grade: F 1.33/5
I swear I didn’t watch this film for the sole purpose of hate-watching. I’m just trying to get all the Golden Globe nominations under my belt before January 8th. But JFC this flaming garbage fire.

Grade: FLi