Machine Gun Preacher Reviews
The story, written by Jason Keller, lurches and wanders, and the filmmakers seem flummoxed by its ethical and political complexities, unable to reconcile the two poles of their hero's personality.
Perhaps if the role had been played by an actor capable of conveying greater complexity, it could have been moving. But the way Butler plays it, this is a shoot'em-up blood bath rather than an inspiring movie.
What looks on the surface to be yet another inspiring story of one man's salvation turns out to be instead both an examination of modern atrocity and a rethinking of the burden/beauty of belief.