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½ July 19, 2016
Machine Gun Preacher is based on a true story about a man who saw refuge to help the helpless children of Sudan. After getting out of prison he has a wakening to build a church for the kids. To this day he has been helping them but he left behind his own family to help those kids. If you can't fix your own family you should go off to fix someone else's problems. It had a great cast but the storyline needed a rewrite. It was ok to watch once.
July 8, 2016
It may not be the best film technically, or in terms of the script, but it does make you think beyond your own safe haven, and focus only on the innocence of children, no matter where in the world they are. So it depends on what matters to you I guess.
June 26, 2016
The movie isn't exceptional, but the story is. I was impressed by the accurate portrayal of LRA violence, and readily identified with Childers' frustration with his American homeland that remains wrapped in apathy and cynicism. The story also works as a wholesome Christian message of the consequences of trusting in your own hand over God's: Childers' unbridled obsession was less about the tragic situation in Sudan and more about what he could do under his own power to stop it.
June 6, 2016
Even without a title like Machine Gun Preacher, the movie is boring.
May 29, 2016
what is wrong with the movie critics today this movie is so moving
½ April 3, 2016
Despite some cheesy scenes, and the surplus of cliches, Machine Gun Preach stays afloat through its well told message, some surprisingly brutal violence, and solid acting mainly through the talents of Micheal Shannon and Gerard Butler. It is a satisfying film has no business being as good as it is, some thought-provoking themes really lift this one out of mediocrity.
March 31, 2016
So the people here give The Hateful Eight and average rating of over 7 out of ten and then this film a fail.....You all must live in Tarantino's neighborhood or either your all 10 years old! The Hateful eight is a joke....like this website.
March 20, 2016
This is one of the best movies I've seen in a couple of years. The critics are so wrong that it is mind boggling they can still call themselves critics.

It's obvious why however. They are lit on fire by hell. The boorish critic, is a slave to the God hating oligarchy and would probably lose their jobs if they were to give a thumbs up to a faith based movie.

This is a movie that even shows the horrors of a warlord hated by the left, yet as soon as you inject Jesus into the movie, it must be panned.

There was not a dry eye in my household, first because a man was able to overcome his rough drug running past to become a preacher, second because this man exposed the horrors of the barbaric Kony terrorist cult in the Sudan, and third out of righteous anger he took up arms to defend and free children from slavery.

But to the effete leftist cultural censor, the concept of righteousness is boorish. This reminds me of the words of our greatest president, Teddy Roosevelt, a true man of deeds,

"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat. "

I think we know whose camp these critics are in. The poor timid soul who neither knows victory or defeat. That their consciences can be so seared as to not be moved by this film speaks volumes about their moral compass.
½ March 20, 2016
Mist diepgang, actie. had in een uur gekunt
February 27, 2016
Whilst not exactly a train wreck, but a veritable mine field of issues handled in the typical way, the most uncomfortable of which is the way in which religious fervour is depicted.
January 31, 2016
The film itself leaves me with some mixed feelings, as does the man on whom it is based. Gerard Butler always gives a good performance, but the script is uneven and the first half of the film not very engrossing. I also have some very strong reservations about the real Sam Childers' methods--they are in direct opposition to the words of Christ on the subject of answering violence with violence or even defending oneself, but when the lives of children are at stake, and saving those lives not only from death, but also the soul devastation that is the life of a child soldier, I that cannot condemn, even at the cost of my moral compass.
January 30, 2016
Eye opening, tragic story involving the slaughter of innocence.
December 17, 2015
Very good movie, and a very sad reality..
November 28, 2015
a da bese malku pokratok filmov? :)
October 21, 2015
The evolution of the character is totally unbelievable through the movie and although the topic is of actual interest doesn't really hit you as it happens in other movies of this kind.
½ October 13, 2015
This movie is about the important lifesaving work being done by Sam Childers as he works to save Christian orphans from genocide at the hands of militant Muslims in Africa. The senseless slaughtering of children brought this man of faith to his calling, to save and protect lives, in the name of Jesus.

The movie may be over, but Childers continues his work. Here's one man who doesn't turn his back when genocide happens.
½ August 29, 2015
Great story not so great acting
August 27, 2015
EMOTIONAL | INSPIRATIONAL | WILD (88-out-of-100)
½ August 15, 2015
First of all, this is not the greatest title to give to a movie that is based on a true story and is more concerned with the situation of children in south sudan than with machine guns (though one gets to see a fair share of them over the course of the movie). second, although an attempt is made to shine a light on sam childers (gerard butler), one can never quite identify with him. the whole story remains rather superficial, which is unfortunate - it seems there would have been more to say here
½ June 4, 2015
This is one of the few films where you can easily be put off by the ridiculous name and be so wrong. This is a true story about a bad man who turns his life around via religion, to go and help orphaned kids in Sudan. He owes a lot to his hard past as he uses his experience to fight off the bad men and without which, he's have been a five-minute tambourine tourist.
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