• Roger Joseph Ebert

    ★★½ Added by Roger Joseph Ebert

    If the Lord moves in mysterious ways, his wonders to unfold, rarely can he have worked more mysteriously than in the case of Sam Childers, a Pennsylvania ex-con, drug addict and thief who was born again, and since 1998, has been leading a crusade on behalf of the wretched orphans of South Sudan. "Machine Gun Preacher" is a combination of uplift and gritty violence, and the parts don't fit.

    We hear about Sudan all the time. There is little ambiguity…


  • Devon Seltzer

    ★★ Watched by Devon Seltzer 23 Mar, 2014 2

    If you think Machine Gun Preacher sounds like the new mascot for the American Tea Party movement, then you aren't too far off. Telling the story of an ex-con who finds religion and decides to build an orphanage in Sudan, Machine Gun Preacher is a pretty messy film with some real highs and lows throughout its 2+ hour runtime.

    As I always feel the need to do with these true story inspired films, I must point out that the message…


  • Boost

    ★★★½ Added by Boost

    "Think of the children!" This biker did, and that's why his daughter didn't get to ride in a limo. I had forgotten about KONY 2012 until I saw this. Butler and Shannon are great. It's a bit long, but they needed to do that to show the contrast in locations and lifestyles. Awesome directing, an enjoyable drama.


  • Andrew K

    ★★ Watched by Andrew K 28 Feb, 2014 2

    It is rare that I would recommend a movie that isn't all that good, but I feel like people should see this movie. Until a documentary is released, if you don't want to read his book, this is how you can learn about an amazing story.

    while the title would have worked a few years ago, with the revival of the Grindhouse genre, it comes off misleading. This is a bio-pic of a remarkable man: a former con/drug addict/bad dude…


  • Felipe

    ★★★★ Watched by Felipe 23 Feb, 2014

    Hit hard.


  • lunaris

    ★★★½ Watched by lunaris 31 Jan, 2014

    What's my moral obligation?


  • Kinta

    ★★ Watched by Kinta 18 Dec, 2013

    Machen wir es kurz viel Potential wurde gnadenlos verschenkt. So bleibt nicht viel mehr als ein müder Klon von Rambo 3 und das will der Film sicherlich nicht sein.


  • Stuart Barr

    ★★ Added by Stuart Barr

    Based on a true story, Machine Gun Preacher is about Sam Childers (Butler) who at the beginning is the film is being released from prison. Childers is introduced as a violent thuggish biker, drug addict, and abusive husband. No sooner has he returned to the trailer park in which his family live than he is out shooting up heroine and robbing drug dealers at gunpoint with his even more screwed up friend Donnie (an extremely cast to type Michael Shannon).…


  • Ian Woolstencroft

    ★★★ Watched by Ian Woolstencroft 25 Apr, 2013

    A far better film than I was expecting given the hash Marc Foster made of Quantum of Solace. Nice to see the Gerard Butler can still act when given the chance.


  • Roland Polczer

    ★★★ Watched by Roland Polczer 26 Dec, 2013

    A film tv minoseg max 6/10 de Sam es a T.I.A. felemelo/sokkolo


  • Morgan

    ★½ Added by Morgan

    Fucking Kony.


  • Dudley Christian

    ★★★½ Watched by Dudley Christian 17 Nov, 2013

    Verdict: worth seeking out.

    Although movies like this run the risk of becoming a preachy, after-school-special type of morality story, this movie takes the Gritty road.

    Just when you think that the story might introduce a stereotype, the story proceeds to bash the stereotype.

    Just when you think that the story is about to follow a hollywood-committee approved formula, the story injects motivations that are true-to-life conflicted. Makes sense after all, this movie is based on a true story.

    Butler picked an enjoyable surprise, here.