Relativity Media | Release Date: September 23, 2011
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Generally favorable reviews based on 44 Ratings
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EatToWatchAug 3, 2012
I found this movie very "preachy" and honestly boring. It picks up in the second half, but the first half is so dreadful, why bother? I thought Gerard Butler did a fine job with what he was given, but what he was given was a shallowI found this movie very "preachy" and honestly boring. It picks up in the second half, but the first half is so dreadful, why bother? I thought Gerard Butler did a fine job with what he was given, but what he was given was a shallow cartoonish character, who is not only rather uninteresting but unlikable to boot. If you are interested in Africa or the atrocities that have and continue to go on over there, due yourself a favor and find a documentary or other film to satiate your appetite! Expand
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ThegodfathersonDec 8, 2013
There is in fact an incredible story to be told of Childers' life and of his mission to help children in Sudan. Unfortunately, Machine Gun Preacher is not an incredible film but rather one lacking the emotional pull needed to adequatelyThere is in fact an incredible story to be told of Childers' life and of his mission to help children in Sudan. Unfortunately, Machine Gun Preacher is not an incredible film but rather one lacking the emotional pull needed to adequately reflect the work Childers has done on behalf of so many who are completely unable to help themselves. Expand
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elvisheimerNov 18, 2014
Wow. This movie is quite simply unbearable to watch. While the story itself may harbor some interesting and compelling material, the script is so horribly mundane, cliche, and unbelievable that the film comes off as unintentionally comicWow. This movie is quite simply unbearable to watch. While the story itself may harbor some interesting and compelling material, the script is so horribly mundane, cliche, and unbelievable that the film comes off as unintentionally comic material. Gerard Butler does the best with what he is given; however, his character's arc goes from awful scoundrel to world saver literally overnight. Furthermore, not only is the entire film's premise a stretch of your imagination, the ending is extremely unrewarding and empty. Please, save yourself some brain cells and some time, and choose something else to watch. Expand
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