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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.
½ May 30, 2015
Despite good intentions, this movie feels hollow.
½ May 23, 2015
A tough movie to watch, but moving
½ May 23, 2015
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This may be the most all over the place movies of recent years that if it wasn't for the fact that it's based off a real life story would be as toxic as nuclear waste. As at its heart there's a morality tale here quite unlike any other, and if it wasn't so confused it could be considered almost dangerous. For the fact remains that fighting fire with fire only leads to lots and lots of burnt dead people. This wants to be part drama/part intense action, but the drama side lacks true depth and the action is too badly shot to have any lasting impact, though this isn't a bad film by any means. Butler is well cast as a born again ex crook who takes no bull, and there's hardly a dull moment throughout with something always just around the corner. Overall a watchable time passer with a fair amount of meat on the bones, but it's not quite all there.
½ April 14, 2015
There is almost no heart and credibility to this movie as it unfolds. Gerard Butler is a good choice for the title character, but he's unable to get at the heart of Sam Childers. The same is true for the screenwriter, who's script comes off like a rough draft. If there is one highlight to this movie, then it is the atmospheric music. It alludes to the wasted potential of the story. This is a disappointment from the reliable director, Marc Forster.
April 5, 2015
Good film very interesting enjoyed it and good acting by Gerald Butler.
April 4, 2015
Gerard Butler plays the hardened criminal come Gods disciple as he turns his back on his troubled life to help kids in war torn Sudan
March 31, 2015
Great movie! True story!
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