• Patrick Mulcahy

    ★½ Watched by Patrick Mulcahy 01 Sep, 2011

    The subject of an extensive profile in Vanity Fair, Sam Childers is a reformed felon from Pennsylvania who simply turned his aggression in a different direction: to hunt down Joseph Kony, the leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army, said to be responsible for tens of thousands of child abductions in Northern Uganda and Southern Sudan. As Childers himself put it, ‘in 1992 I found God, in 1998 I found Satan.’ Childers has his own church, an orphanage in Nimule, a…


  • Pandora 4

    ★★½ Added by Pandora 4

    The title and poster make it look like an exploitation flick, and the film honestly feels like one at times. I'm just not sure what it intended to exploit. Sam Childers (Gerald Butler) is an ex- convict who turns around his life, develops an obsession over Jesus and, for some reason, orphaned African kids. So he becomes a missionary and preacher in Africa, basically abandoning his wife and daughter at home. He builds a school where orphans can live, but…


  • seasondays

    ★★ Watched by seasondays 04 Feb, 2012

    so long, so repetitive; it is an exhausting experience that lacks any kind of focus that seems more determined to move you to tears than to show you a good film.


  • Mads Dahl Mølgaard Madsen

    ★★★½ Added by Mads Dahl Mølgaard Madsen

    Spændende film! Fin præstation af Gerard Butler! Filmen giver et råt og interessant billede af brutale kampe for overlevelse i Afrika, og et splittet og uskønt forhold mellem at være præst i en amerikansk kirke og være en selvtægtig beskytter af uskyldige afrikanere. Filmen var så speciel, og hovedkarakterens ud-/afvikling så interessant, at jeg bør se den igen engang, og filmen er klart anbefalelsesværdig!


  • alexbhades

    ★★ Watched by alexbhades 21 May, 2012

    Sentimentaloide, procristiana, previsible.
    No es que sea una mala película, es que no aporta nada.


  • Si Sharp

    ★★ Watched by Si Sharp 10 Jul, 2015

    Clumsily put together and overlong true story. Butler does his best, but the there's just not enough to his character to care about, which is an astonishing achievement for such an incredible story.

    The film unfolds with the subtlety a AK-47, and there's no real plot beyond the pitch.


  • SammyBronkowitz

    ★½ Watched by SammyBronkowitz 04 Mar, 2013

    Oooooooooh, ouch. Is there anything worse than seeing such well intended movies crash and burn like that? I mean, if it all REALLY happened like that, okay, who am I to judge someone for living a life, that fulfills every rule in the corny-biopic-scriptwriting-for-beginners book? But face it, as a movie, it just doesn’t work at all. Although Gerard Butler is surprisingly good in this.


  • Christian Katzorke

    ★★½ Watched by Christian Katzorke 30 Jun, 2015

    "I ask you, if a mad man came in and abducted your child and I said to you I can bring your child home...does it matter how I bring them home?"
    Sam Childers

    Impressive story (I do not know how much of it is true), but not very well made.


  • Tim Burnham

    ★★ Watched by Tim Burnham 07 May, 2015

    Butler's emotional arc almost salvages an otherwise pandering film.


  • Polo

    ★★★½ Watched by Polo 27 May, 2015

    Je m'attendais à un bon film bien bourrin où l'ancien délinquant allait débarquer en Afrique et dézinguer tout le monde pour sauver la veuve et l'orphelin.

    Au lieu de cela on commence par une - bonne - critique d'une partie de la société américaine, les bikers rednecks. Tout y passe : la prison, la drogue, la violence, la vie familiale et enfin la rédemption par la religion. Cette dernière qui amènera le héros à s’intéresser au sort des enfants d'Ouganda…


  • Threepwood

    Watched by Threepwood 21 May, 2015

    My brain fights:

    "For me to sit here and give all kinds of excuses to make it right, I can't do. But what I want to ask everyone out there, everyone that has a child, everyone that has a brother, a sister: if your child or family member was abducted today, if a mad man came in, a terrorist came in, abducted your family member or your child and if I said to you I can bring your child home ... Does it matter how I bring them home?"
    - Sam Childers


  • Jimmy Dix

    Added by Jimmy Dix