Machine Gun Preacher (2011)

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Sam Childers is a former drug-dealing biker tough guy who found God and became a crusader for hundreds of Sudanese children who've been forced to become soldiers.


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14 February 2013 | BeneCumb
6
| Okay, not great though
Although the topic is serious and the plot is based on real events, there is something short... Shift of scenes is not smooth, some things let you shrug your shoulders, e.g. the selection of actors: Gerald Butler does not resemble Sam Childers (who is shorter and with belly), and most of actors (apart from Michael Shannon) are not catchy. Moreover, Butler has totally different image as actor and, in my opinion, he did not show versatility in depicting Childers' character.

There are far more interesting and profound similar movies out there in the movie world, e.g. In a Better World (a Danish Academy Award winner). And as I see, most of critics and viewers have found the same - Machine Gun Preacher was a total flop in theaters.

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Release Date:

2 November 2011

Language

English, Arabic, Acholi


Country of Origin

USA

Filming Locations

USA

Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$45,130 25 September 2011

Gross USA:

$538,690

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,338,690

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