MACHINE GUN PREACHER (2011 USA)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.0|5.0 Starsìììì

Machine Gun Preacher asks questions about our role as human beings and just how far we are willing to go to establish justice and security in our world. The movie begins edgily and takes a very surprising twist as main character Sam Childers (Gerard Butler) ‘gets’ religion. The storyline is definitely not preachy, creates conscience dilemmas, and shows one man’s solution to those dilemmas. The film’s story needs to be told and this one is told well. While it lost money in the box office, the film is exceptionally well cast with an unpredictable solution to grave human problems that make it an excellent choice.

Storyline

Sam Childers (Gerard Butler) ‘gets’ religion and becomes involved in endeavors to save African orphans.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Marc Forster for directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producers Gerard Butler, Michael Corso, Kyle Dean Jackson, Myles Nestel, Bill O’Kane, Louise Rosner-Meyer, Adi Shankar, Alan Siegel, Spencer Silna, and Brad Simpson for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Lynn Childers (Michelle Monaghan), Daisy (Kathy Baker), Donnie (Michael Shannon), Paige #1 (Ryann Campos), Paige #2 (Madeline Carroll), Deng (Souleymane Sy Savane), Billy/Contractor (Grant R. Krause), Pastor Krause (Reavis Graham), and Bill Wallace (Peter Carey).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes.

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