Sunday, October 7, 2012
Movies Worth A Second Look: 'Machine Gun Preacher'
This film received terrific reviews at the Toronto International Film Festival, but could not get a major studio to release it. It died a quick death at the box office in very limited release in September 2011, but this is a powerful story and Gerard Butler ("300") gives a terrific performance based on a true-life story about a Pennsylvania pastor who wants to build an orphanage in war-torn Sudan. When local militias try to stop him, the preacher pulls out his machine gun and does battle with them. That's an oversimplification of a well-acted, well-written film that more people should see.