Machine Gun Preacher
Hope is the greatest weapon of all
The true story of Sam Childers, a former drug-dealing biker tough guy who found God and became a crusader for hundreds of Sudanese children who've been kidnapped and pressed into duty as soldiers.
Based on true events, the film tells the story of biker Sam Childers (Gerard Butler) who found God, set up an orphanage in the Sudan and became a mercenary to protect the children who were being trafficked across the region. True story or not, it’s a difficult film to get into as Sam Childers is such an unlikeable guy, regardless if he’s doing good work or not. His battles with his faith, his family and the LRA in Sudan become tedious, but the film isn’t helped by Marc Foster’s flat direction and sluggish pacing – at over two hours the film is waaaay too long. Beware, this is no Rambo film, and the ‘preaching’ is heavy handed and gives a confused message.
Highlighting the plight of the Sudanese children in the face of the LRA, a moving true life story of how one man finds God, overcomes his own demons and fights for the safety of Sudan's children
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A movie based on the life of Sam Childers, detailing his work and obsessions for protecting the orphans in Sudan against the LRA. The movie story is slightly unbalanced with regard to the story telling. An excellent Gerard Butlers plays Sam Childers, a man struggling and fighting against the LRA but even more so with his own faith and more importantly against his own demons. It is that fight which gives this movie heart and soul
This movie is a serious movie with a terrible title. The title of the film initially made me expect that I'd be watching an exploitation film along the lines of "Hobo With A Shotgun", however this dramatic film is much closer to "City of God".
This movie is about a thug who finds God, goes to Sudan, and winds up building a church and orphanage for children fleeing from the LRA. It's hard to watch. It addresses the conflict in Sudan head on. There is no lack of violence, and most if it involves children. However don't think that violence is what this movie is about. It's there because it is portraying what life is like for the people that…
Sam Childers is practically a hero through my eyes.
All the events of life he has gone through deserves some sort of medal.
Ok, this film is a little bit long winded and the direction is ropey which doesn't help the film but it's about a man that has helped 100's of children that are in need of help.
Gerald Butler is perfect for playing this sort of guy and does a great job.
Probably as I type this he is still fighting the LRA and rescuing/protecting children.
Gerard is at his best here!
A very moving film. A great redemption story that takes a man through his own mess ups to do whatever is necessary to do good. As a believer, I was moved on how real this movie was. Not a campy christian movie, nor did it take jabs at Christianity. It did how some "christians" who live the high life without concern for others can tarnish the name of Christ, but what we saw was a genuine change in a mans heart to do good, and to do whatever necessary to accomplish that good. And, at the same time, we see the human struggle within himself. When he saw children suffering, it was in his heart to save them at whatever cost. I think this is a great picture of what a true change Christ can do to a man.
I'd have preferred a documentary on Sam rather than this. Then I'd definitely have blubbed.
Le pongo media porque no puedo ponerle menos.
Bazofia adoctrinadora terrible. Marc Foster me la ha colado totalmente.
Machine Gun Preacher (2011)
A Review by Ben Hunter
3½ Out of 5 Stars
September 23, 2011
"Get to the Point Ben!" This is a wonderfully told true story about religion & minorities, two areas that Hollywood always seems to overlook. The ending could’ve been more conclusive and the story could’ve been more compelling or thrilling but the story that was told and the ending that was given were sufficient and entertaining enough. A must see for adults. Not a typical, preachy, Christian movie. Far from a religious film in my opinion, more so one that just has religious aspects within it.
“I remember my parents in their sleep. My father was big like you. They shot him. The rebels…
It's about 20 minutes too long and often bogged down by irritating religious subtext but Machine Gun Preacher isn't all that bad.
Butler is well cast and Forster's direction is often inspired.
A tough ex-con has had enough of the lifestyle that he's leading and finds God. After the revelation, one day at church he hears about the plight over in Africa about all the children that are being made orphans by the LRA. Travelling from Africa back to the USA, he struggles with life in both countries.
A great story from a great man. The movie however, is a little all over the place. There's a time when it chops and changes a few times and gets a little much. Still works for the most part. Another thing that set's this movie back is I felt like I've seen it before.
Der Film basiert auf der Biographie von Sam Childers. Wer bei dem Titel eher an einen mit Action geladenen B-Movie dachte wird beim ansehen wohl enttäuscht werden.
Es ist schon etwas schwerer Kost wenn der Film den Weg eines Ex-Bikers nachzeichnet der im Sudan ein Weisenhaus eröffnet.
Es geht viel um die Wandlung von Childers und auch darum was sein Engagement mit ihm macht. Vom kriminellen Outlaw driftet er nun in das Extrem, dass er sich in seinem Hilfsprojekt verliert und er die Existenz seiner Familie gefährdet.
Gerade diese Darstellung hat mir gefallen, sind doch solche Filme oft etwas zu weich gespült.
Der Film verfügt allerdings auch über ein paar Längen, die man hätte vermeiden können. Wenn man aber weiss auf was man sich einlässt ist er aber durchaus interessant.