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.
4 stars out of 5 -- "[G]ripping, inspirational and well-told. With a bigger-than-life first rate performance from Gerard Butler..." (Box Office)
3 stars out of 5 -- "Marc Forster delivers something thoughtful..." (Total Film)
"The small-town Pennsylvanian Childers provides Gerard Butler with his showiest role yet....Never less than compelling." (Film Comment)