Gerard Butler (300) delivers a searing performance in this explosive, action-packed story of an inspiring real-life hero. Butler stars as Sam Childers, a drug-dealing criminal who undergoes an astonishing spiritual transformation and makes a life-changing decision to travel to war-torn East Africa. After witnessing unspeakable horrors faced by innocent children, he vows to save them at any cost, including his own safety. Childers begins waging a relentless battle against the territory’s renegade militia, leading harrowing missions behind enemy lines to rescue kidnapped orphans and restore peace to their lives – and eventually his own.
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What looks on the surface to be yet another inspiring story of one man's salvation turns out to be instead both an examination of modern atrocity and a rethinking of the burden/beauty of belief.
What a surprise. Its grindhouse title notwithstanding, "Machine Gun Preacher" is a genuine drama.
If nothing else, Machine Gun Preacher drives home the inhumanity of the situation far better than any two-minute evening news segment can.
Butler acts the role within an inch of its life.
It's probably Gerard Butler's best and most complete performance to date in one of the more inspirational stories of the year.