Machine Gun Preacher

The PopMatters Fall Movie Preview - September 2011 | 1 Sep 2011 // 4:00 PM

September starts out with nearly 30 titles, including some Summer season leftovers (Shark Night 3D, Killer Elite), a few poorly timed temptations (Drive, 50/50) and at least two date hopping aesthetic question marks (The Debt, A Good Old Fashioned Orgy).


Like Its Protagonist, ‘Machine Gun Preacher’ Is Flawed but Good | 17 Jun 2012 // 5:05 PM

Machine Gun Preacher is better than its grindhouse title would suggest. It's a compelling, flawed film that Gerard Butler carries with his solid, searing performance.

'Machine Gun Preacher' Can't Stop Simplifying | 25 Sep 2011 // 10:48 PM

That Sam's heroism is set in Sudan, where he's repeatedly surrounded by frightened black children and freedom fighters looking for organization, is only the first problem in Machine Gun Preacher.


‘Machine Gun Preacher’: Guns, God and big boots to fill | 27 Sep 2011 // 7:35 AM

TORONTO — A few years ago, director Marc Forster went to visit Sam Childers at his home in rural Central City, Pa., eager to learn about

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