Simplified, Hollywood-reduced version of an interesting story of an outlaw biker-cum-humanitarian. Michelle Monaghan's performance sort of stood out, but not a great deal. Butler's hypocritical mania over "his children" in Africa is never resolved. As expected. Abandoning one's family and responsibilities to provide a minuscule amount of help to a continent-wide issue is pathetic, and hardly addressed.
It's not the best biopic I've seen, but I'm glad they showed how a Christian pastor like Sam Childers (Gerard Butler) can still succomb to haste and anger. How a good deed can still become one's downfall. This story tried to be raw and real as possible, which is great.. but it could have been better though.
This was pretty bad haha. I couldn't really find any sort of coherent theme, only very convenient morals for simpletons... i got nothing out of this movie outside of a deeper disdain of southerner stereotypes