Picture from Machine Gun Preacher
Overall C

Sam Childers (Gerard Butler) leaves his past life of crime and substance abuse behind, in order to follow God. His new path takes him to Sudan, Africa where he uses some of his former skills to rescue and protect orphaned children who are being forced to become soldiers. This movie is based on a true story.

Violence D+
Sexual Content C
Profanity D
Substance Use D+

MPAA Rating: R for violent content including disturbing images, language, some drug use and a scene of sexuality.

Talk to your kids about…

Machine Gun Preacher

In the closing credits the"real” Sam asks the question (paraphrased), “If someone were to kidnap your daughter and I could get her back to you, would you care what methods I used to ensure her safety?” How would you answer this question? Are there times when violence is justified? An aid worker in the movie tells Sam there are too many guns in Africa already and he shouldn’t be employing violent methods to attempt to save children. Do you agree or disagree? Where is the balance in this equation?

The real Sam Childers and his wife Lynn have established an organization called Angels of East Africa.