"Machine Gun Preacher" is a combination of uplift and gritty violence, and the parts don't fit.
Ebert, your review was terrible. I think you are out of touch with reality. You postulate on things that you clearly don't understand. Allow me to quote you.
"The enigma at the heart of the film is the quality of his actual spirituality. He's born again, yes, but he seems otherwise relatively unchanged."
That statement comes from someone who is ignorant of Christianity and who already has a predetermined idea of what a Christian should be.
You go on to say "There's more, about "his narcissistic model of armed humanitarianism." That's what bothered me. He seems fueled more by anger and ego than spirituality and essentially abandons his family to play with his guns. It's intriguing, however, how well Butler enlists our sympathy for the character."
Bothered you? You are passing judgement on a man who turned his life around and is doing something extraordinary? You are drawing conclusions based on what? You think he has lots of anger and a big ego? Did it ever occur to you that if he was not a Christian his anger and ego would be much worse?
How about next time you actually review the movie. Or just retire. Either or.
Oct 3 - 12:33 AM
Yeah, and if you watch his documentary, his daughter, who he did not spend much time with in her younger years, asked her dad if she could run his ministry and help support the cause. She understands, but its hard for selfish and self-absorbed Americans to understand the harsh reality that is Southern Sudan. People live and die day by day. Plus every bleeding heart liberal cries out against injustice and asks the military to intervene. Funny these are the same liberals who complain how corrupt our government is. Sam is just a guy who decided to not complain about injustice and decides to raise up arms against a sea of troubles.....
Sep 24 - 01:18 PM
Please retire you poop d i c k homo
Mar 1 - 08:35 PM
I'm gonna guess that you still haven't passed middle school.
Aug 28 - 04:57 PM
always thought you were a racist or a fag
Mar 1 - 08:36 PM