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R| 2 hr. 7 min.

Plot Summary
Sam Childers (Gerard Butler), a former biker, decides to go to East Africa to help repair homes destroyed by civil war. Transformed by the horrors he sees, Sam ignores the warnings of more experienced aide workers and breaks ground for an orphanage in the heart of territory controlled by a brutal renegade militia. But establishing a shelter is not enough; determined to save as many lives as possible, Sam leads armed missions into enemy territory to rescue kidnapped children.

Cast: Gerard Butler , Michelle Monaghan , Michael Shannon , Kathy Baker , Souléymane Sy Savané , Madeline Carroll , Ryann Campos , Grant Krause

Director: Marc Forster

Genres: Drama, Biography

Distributor: Relativity Media

Machine Gun Preacher (2011)

Release Date: September 23rd, 2011|2 hr. 7 min.

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  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Is he a hero or a lunatic? He's possibly neither, or possibly a little of both, but this is the problem with making a movie about a real person. show more

  • 38
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Machine Gun Preacher has a lot more wrong with it than a bullet-riddled premise. It is yet another iteration of the big, strong white man who comes to save legions of poor anonymous black Africans. show more

  • 30
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    The failure lies not with the film's director, Marc Forster, nor with its impressive star, Gerard Butler, but with Jason Keller's dreadfully earnest script, which charts the hero's spiritual journey, and his Rambo-esque exploits, without offering a scintilla of mature perspective on his state of mind. show more

  • November 16, 2012 is00000000131949
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    A very thought provoking movie.I love movies based on real stories.

  • August 20, 2012 mb00000000062403
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    The critics must be blind or anti-religious or something. I don\'t see how they could give this movie a 47%. This was an amazing story that mixes Guns, God, & Government. It was emotional but full of action. This movie has awaken me to the cause. Great flick, highly recommended.

  • June 09, 2012 ly00000000125771
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    i like your movie please!!! i want look cinema please!!!!!

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