almost 3 years
The movie's OK, but the liberties they take make it as historically accurate as Spartacus.
over 5 years
I'm sure a lot of Sam's story is exaggerated, but still an interesting movie
Based on a true story. not great, ok though
over 6 years
A dreadful piece of Christian propaganda, basically. Awful.
over 6 years
True stories usually feel a bit overdone to me, and this one is no exception.
Was heartwarming but certainly not short of action. Strange seeing Butler in this role
over 7 years
I watched most of this on the plane (then gave up). Awful. Surprisingly awful.
Machine Gun Preacher is a 2011 action biopic film about Sam Childers, a biking preacher-defender of Sudanese orphans. The movie was written by Jason Keller, directed by Marc Forster and stars Scottish actor Gerard Butler as Childers. It tells the story of Childers and his efforts to save the children of South Sudan in collaboration with the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) against the atrocities of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA)
Filming commenced in June 2010 in Michigan. The film had a limited release on September 23, 2011.
The film is an adaptation of Childers' memoir Another Man's War. Childers was a an alcoholic drug-using biker from Minnesota. On his release from prison, his wife persuades him to go to church with her where he is eventually converted. Later, on a trip to Uganda to build homes for refugees, he moves north to build an orphanage. It is from here he leads armed raids to rescue children from the Lord’s Resistance Army.
The filmed received mostly negative...