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The Conscientious Objector

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The Conscientious Objector
Directed byTerry Benedict
Written byTerry Benedict
Jeff Wood
Produced byTerry Benedict
Jonathan Sheinberg
Gabe Videla
StarringDesmond Doss
Release date
2004
Running time
102 min.
LanguageEnglish

The Conscientious Objector is a 2004 documentary film about the life of Desmond Doss, a conscientious objector who received a Medal of Honor for his service in World War II. Because of his religious convictions as a Seventh-day Adventist, he refused to carry a weapon. He initially faced opposition, persecution, and ridicule from his fellow soldiers but ultimately won their admiration by demonstrating courage and saving lives as a combat medic.

In 2016, a Mel Gibson film dramatizing Doss's life, Hacksaw Ridge, with Andrew Garfield as Doss, was released to mostly critical and commercial success. It also signaled Gibson's welcome-back to Hollywood.

Reception

The film has received some positive acclaim.[1][2][3] On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds a 91% audience approval rating, based on 114 reviews.[4]

The film has won multiple awards, including:[5]

References

  1. ^ Propes, Richard (November 30, 2006). ""The Conscientious Objector" Review". The Independent Critic. Retrieved November 19, 2016.
  2. ^ Stoda, Kevin (July 4, 2010). "A great Story for This Fourth of July—DESMOND T. DOSS—a Hero of WWII". Eslkevin's Blog. Retrieved November 19, 2016.
  3. ^ Radical Catholic Mom (May 19, 2008). ""A War Hero Without A Gun"". Patheos. Retrieved November 19, 2016.
  4. ^ The Conscientious Objector (2004), retrieved 2020-10-07
  5. ^ "The Conscientious Objector". IndiePlaya. Retrieved November 19, 2016.


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