Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Machine Gun Preacher (2011)

A gang member finds Jesus, reforms himself, then smuggles arms and equipment to Africa to save war-ravaged kids kidnapped and gang-pressed into a militia army. By mowing down the army. And its child soldiers.

The premise points towards a very disturbing film but the filmmaker plays it very, very straight.

What you get is an inspirational biopic of a chilling, psychotic character that's good for laughs if you're in on the joke that apparently the director isn't.

Read my full review at Fridae, first published on 4 January 2012.

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