There's more to this drama than the title might indicate ... thanks to the true story it's based on, the solid performance by Gerard Butler and the direction by Marc Forster ("Quantum of Solace").
Butler plays Sam Childers, a drug dealer who altered his life and founded an organization to save imperiled youngsters in East Africa. Michelle Monaghan, Michael Shannon and Kathy Baker also are in the cast. *** (R: AS, P, V) (Also on Blu-ray and Movies on Demand)
Buy 'Machine Gun Preacher' on DVD.