I will have my review up very soon but for now I will just say that we were all stunned by what an excellent movie it is.
It promised something unusual and it delivered.
Machine Gun Preacher ain't your mama's Christian movie. In fact, it ain't a lot of Christians' idea of an inspirational movie. But it should be. It isn't afraid to show us the afflicted children of the Sudan in contrast to our comfortable lives and shake us up.
It is Oscar quality and if it were about any other subject (with less Christianity showing) I feel it would be nominated.
I can't praise this movie enough, nor can I praise the actors and filmmakers enough for taking it on for much less than usual salary because they were passionate about the story it tells.
It isn't easy to watch (the "R" rating is justified) but it is immensely rewarding.
Until my review is posted, please check out Hell Burns or Christianity Today for reviews that represent it well.
UPDATED: more screenings to be held in Dallas
I've been told there are more screenings in Dallas both this week and next. Here is the link and password (mgpaccess) to sign up so you can spread the word!