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.
Why don't you fight the evil in this place your way, and let me fight it mine.
Much more rated-R than I was expecting. I thought it did a better job of showing the reality in Africa better than Hotel Rwanda.
Im really back and forth on this one..
I feel like i love half of the movie and laothe the other half.. hense the 3 out of 5.
You certainly dont come away from this movie with a good taste in your mouth. Both because of the tough content and the choppy thematic style of the movie. The movie blends many different worlds into one ( drug/prison, church, Sudanese civil war, not always all that smooth.
Its hard to tell…
"A good man who does bad things for a Godly cause."
This is not a quote from the film but is quite an accurate summary.
Based on the true life story of Sam Childers, a former gang biker who turned to God, turned his life around and became a protector of innocent African children by non-traditional Christian means.
Given it's title and the poster look I wasn't really expecting much. However it's a compelling story which challenges your conceptions on…
Better than "World War Z," at least.
SALUTE to this real life HERO who saved many children and gave them a better life.
The most touching dialogue Mr. Childers (himself) said during the End Credits,
"But what I wanna ask everyone out there, everyone that has a child, everyone that has a brother or a sister,if your child or your family member was abducted today,
if a madman 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 him home?"
VERY TRUE !!
My Rating :- 5 out of 5.
Normāls pacans iznāk no cietuma un ko viņš redz? Viņš redz, ka viņa brūti skārusi Dieva gaisma un šī vairs nedejo striptīzu, bet ir rātna pārdevēja vietējā lielveikalā.
Bēt pēc kāda laiciņa arī pašu pacanu skar Dieva gaisma un viņš kļūst par lāga čali ar automātu, kurš tālajā Sudānā ceļ baznīcu un glābj bērnus.
Nu, labi, ja nopietni, tad filma ir par pavisma reālu tādu cilvēku Sam Childers, kurš tiešām riskē ar savu dzīvību Sudānā...
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None have probably missed by now the "Kony 2012" campaign, that went viral all across the globe little over a year ago. It made this film particularly interesting, as it's about an ex-conman who travels to Uganda to save some kids from Kony's clutches. Now the campaign per se may have been met by a lot of criticism (and rightly so, considering the scandal with Jason Russell and how they've spent people's donations), but the mission to bring down Kony…
I wish I'd seen this a couple of years earlier - So that I could have completely forgotten about it by now.
Also die Szenen in denen Kirche dargestellt wird sind absolut furchtbar. Das hat zumindest mit dem, was ich kenne wenig bis überhaupt nichts zu tun. Auch die Aussagen, die getroffen werden halte ich für weitestgehend verwirrend.
Ansonsten finde ich den Film aber ganz in Ordnung. Action wechselt sich auch mit längeren Dialogszenen ab. Wenn man sich für das Leben von Sam interessiert, dann könnte der Film interessant sein