Machine Gun Preacher

Hope is the greatest weapon of all


Machine Gun Preacher
The second biopic this week deals with a different kind of wild life. An ex-biker-gang member finds religion and 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, he 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 youngsters to become soldiers before they even reach their teens. He finds himself having to balance preaching with using fighting skills from his biker days.

128 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Violence, Drug abuse).
Action, Biographical, Crime, Drama.

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Suffer the little children to come unto me ...
Suffer the little children to come unto me ...

Credits

Cast
Gerard Butler, Michelle Monaghan, Kather Baker, Michael Shannon, Madeline Carroll, Souleymane Sy Savane
Director
Marc Forster
ScreenplayJason Keller
MusicAsche & Spencer, Thad Spencer
CinematographyRoberto Schaefer
EditingMatt Chesse
Sound formatsDolby Digital, DTS
SoundtrackAvailable
SA distributorNu Metro
Made in2011
Produced byRelativity media, Virgin Produced, Apparatus Productions, GG Filmz, 1984 PDC, Mpower Pictures, ITS Capital, Merlina Entertainment, Moonlighting Films, Safady Entertainment

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreAction, drama
LanguageStrong, infrequent
NudityNone
SexBrief, in context
ViolenceStrong, frequent
PrejudiceBrief, infrequent
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseStrong, occasional
CommentsNone
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
4
Violence
5
Blood / Gore / Gross
5
Guns / Weapons
5
Profanity
5
Alcohol / Drugs
5
Smoking
3
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
4
Frightening / Tense Scenes
4
Jump Scenes
1
Tense Family Scenes
5
Music (Scary/Tense)
5
Music (Inappropriate)
2
Topics to talk about
4


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Debashine Thangevelo quote iconPreacher man shoots blanks - and misses.
4
Die Burger
Paul Boekkooi quote iconBekeerde boef se hulp in Afrika ontroer én verdeel.
10
Cape Times
Kirk Honeycutt quote iconPreaching to the unconvinced.
10
Box Office
Pete Hammond quote iconThe strong Christian elements in the film almost make it seem as if it was intended to be a faith-based movie, but these filmmakers go way beyond the simplistic or saccharine. Machine Gun Preacher delivers a riveting account of one flawed man's efforts to bring humanity and the grace of Heaven to hell-on-earth.
15
ScreenIt
C. Fuchs quote iconMachine Gun Preacher might have benefitted more from a carefully aimed rifle approach instead.
9
Metacritic.com
32 critics
9
Rottentomatoes critics
103 critics
10
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconThere's a complex man at the center of Machine Gun Preacher but the movie is too shapeless and emotionally vacant to bring his story to life.
6
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
10
Movie Review Intelligence
39 critics
8

What the People say

Internet
1710 Netizens quote iconHeart Wrenching and Poignant
13

Average .. 47%

9

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