A former biker and drug dealer single-handedly takes on the nefarious Lord's Resistance Army in a noble bid to save young Sudanese refugees from a life of violence and suffering. Inspired by actual events, Marc Forster's Machine Gun Preacher stars Gerard Butler as Sam Childers, a tough-as-nails biker whose heart shatters upon witnessing the harrowing plight of children in Sudan. Determined that no child shall be enslaved by the brutal Lord's Resistance Army, Childers turns to God for inspiration, and establishes an orphanage for wounded kids and child soldiers. When the Lord's Resistance Army refuses to stand down, Childers organizes a militia to protect the children. In helping to give the orphans of war-torn Sudan a better future, the former outlaw begins to find new meaning in his own life as well. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Gerard Butler has proven yet again that he can step up and master the hardest of roles. Seeing what these children are going thru not only in Africa but other places as well, has me looking into how or what I can do to help.
God help us all for letting HIS children suffer.
Hollywood could not write a better plot,as it is hard to call this a plot as it's base on true events. To see an ex con morph into someone so passionate, about someone else s fight, and saving lives at the expense of his own family and friends,willing to fight to the death,makes this a riveting movie, at the same time makes you feel good that people like that really exist. Graphic violence, the reality and seriousness, mutilated bodies adds to the gore that makes you think about this movie after it over. Makes you wonder if there are others like Sam Childers with equally compelling stories!