USA TodayFull Review Below Average Machine Gun Preacher has a lot more wrong with it than a bullet-riddled premise.
NY PostFull Review Below Average By the end, Sudan is still a land of blood and despair. But good intentions are all that matters to this film by "Finding Neverland" director Marc Forster, whose intention it is to win some good awards.
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When ex-biker-gang member Sam Childers (Gerard Butler) makes the life-changing decision
to go to East Africa to help repair homes destroyed by civil war, he is outraged
by the unspeakable horrors faced by the region's vulnerable populace, especially
the children. Ignoring the warnings of more experienced aide workers, Sam breaks
ground for an orphanage where it's most needed—in the middle of territory
controlled by the brutal Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), a renegade militia that
forces children to become soldiers before they even reach their teens.
But for Sam, it is not enough to shelter the LRA's intended victims. Determined
to save as many as possible, he leads armed missions deep into enemy territory
to retrieve kidnapped children, restoring peace to their lives—and eventually