Summary: There is in fact an incredible story to be told of Childers' life and of his mission to help children in Sudan. Unfortunately, Machine Gun Preacher is not an incredible film but rather one lacking the emotional pull needed to adequately reflect the work Childers has done on behalf of so many who are completely unable to help themselves.
Summary: Machine Gun Preacher was a fantastic movie with a plot that almost felt like a modern day version of Schindler's List. Now don't get me wrong. In no way am I saying that this film was anywhere near that level. I'm just saying that some of the emotions were similar due to the similarly tragic nature of the true stories they tell.
Summary: I don't see how this movie is rated so low, this movie was amazing yet sad and touching at the same time. Gerald Butler was a great actor chosen for this movie. This movie is actually a true story, they are still alive to this day. It's so hard to see good true movies now-a-days.
Summary: Gritty, gray life. And some red too. The movie wades from deep, murky pond to deep, murky pond. It isn't your typical formulaic, black/white entertainment where the good guys save the day and everything works out. Reality isn't like that. Sometimes sacrifices (even big, soul-wrenching sacrifices) have to happen. Sometimes you have to beg and plead for help from people who will never Gritty, gray life. And some red too.
Summary: I don't know what I was expecting with this movie, but it turned out that it had a very serious message to tell. Gerard Butler actually shows he still has range and talent as Sam Childers, a rough man who finds his calling in helping the people of Sudan and Northern Uganda. This doesn't come without a cost, however, as he almost loses his family and his livelihood while on his quest to counter effect the devastation wrought by LRA leader Kony.
Excerpt: Why this wasn't one of the nominated best films of 2011 i dont know? Then again most of the times the fine people employed at The Academy Of Motion Arts offices don't seem to know their ass from a hole in the ground! Gerald Butler puts in a powerful performance as Sam Childers a recently released convict who as soon as he is out on parole it's not long before he is up to no good again. He then finds God.
Summary: I found this movie very "preachy" and honestly boring. It picks up in the second half, but the first half is so dreadful, why bother? I thought Gerard Butler did a fine job with what he was given, but what he was given was a shallow cartoonish character, who is not only rather uninteresting but unlikable to boot. If you are interested in Africa or the atrocities that have and continue to I found this movie very "preachy" and honestly boring.
Summary: The movie is amazing, on the whole. The beginning is a bit hard to bear, as it's *extremely* vulgar and painful. Although, it is an good representation of what Sam Childers' life used to be like. The accuracy of what is going on over in Africa is heart wrenching and makes you want to go over to help them yourself. And watching the development of Sam is interesting and will have you feeling The movie is amazing, on the whole.
Summary: Silly title serious movie based somewhat on a true story , sam childers is a drug taking biker bad boy who after being released from prison and getting involved in a further incident he then finds god in the form of church and ends up going to africa to build a orphanage and save the children of South Sudan. it has a silly title but its a very serious movie.
Summary: "MACHINE GUN PREACHER" - A very powerful movie. My question is: how many modern American Preachers would actually teach in support of the efforts of San Childers and how many would condemn his methods? This R-rated film is a gritty and realistic portrayal of the unimaginable brutality still going on in the Sudan. My favorite aspect of this film was that it showed the deep flaws and "MACHINE GUN PREACHER" - A very powerful movie.