Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Films: Machine Gun Preacher

Machine Gun Preacher
Reviewer: Wally
Director: Marc Forster
Released: 2nd November 2011
Popcorns: 2.5/5

The true story of Sam Childers, who changed from a drug-dealing biker to a God-loving campaigner for Sudanese orphans forced into a life of slavery and war. 

We join Sam Childers (Butler) as he leaves prison and goes straight back into his old life of crime, drinking, wife abuse and drugs. After a particularly violent episode, he is brought down to earth with a thud and realizes that things have to change. He is convinced that he should follow in the footsteps of his wife, Lynn (Monaghan), and turn to God for forgiveness.

Childers is welcomed into the church with open arms. He takes to it like a duck to water and wants to help out in any way possible to help clear his mind and free himself from his previous sins. Whilst out on a trip to build a church in North Africa, he becomes friendly with one of the guards and asks to be shown more of the country. He sees the horrors of war and the effect it is having on the Sudanese people and their children.

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