The Last King of Scotland Synopsis
The personal physician (James McAvoy) of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin (Forest Whitaker) witnesses his
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By SaneGirl
Just finished watching this movie. McEvoy is gritty and wonderful as the rather innocent young doctor, but Whitaker is truly frightening. I found myself sinking back into my chair during his truly...


By Philtom_1987
I 100% loved his movie. "The last king of Scotland" comes complete with Fantastic acting by an Excellent cast, and an intriguing plot. It is centered around Dr. Nicholas Garrigan, a young man fresh...

Great Acting, Disturbing Story

By cjtolmie
Every actor in this film was terrific. After hearing the story of this dictator you will need a shower, but it's worth watching! James MacAvoy (probably not how you spell his last name) was great....

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By rocketjsl357
brutal and horrific McAvoy gives a solid performance as Nicholas, but Whitaker deservedly steals the spotlight with his chilling and unforgettable performance in his role as Amin. At first you can see...

Unfortunately, history repeats itself...

By Roshin Rowjee
The “Last King of Scotland” documents the horrific account of Idi Amin’s* eight year regime. A man who initially held much promise for an African nation became the butcher of three hundred thousand...

The Last King of Scotland

By jerseysuave
An excellent movie! Forest Whitaker is at the top of his game and this movie will prove it....

Forest Nailed It...

By NoviceReviewer
Forest Whitaker's portrayal of Idi Amin was so believable, that we forgot we were watching a movie and felt as if we were allowed a brief glimpse into the behind-the-scenes action that took place...

Last King of Scotland

By frans
Fantastic acting by both Forest Whitaker and James McAvoy. Definitely a go !!!...

A movie in full

By mitch1
Forest Whitaker dominates The Last King of Scotland the way Idi Amin dominated Uganda: seductively, intensely, ferociously. What a performance. The cinematography of Africa feels as truthful as it is...

All Forest Witaker

By John_Galt
Plot? Very pedestrian and stereotyped. Action? Not much to speak of. Blood and Gore? A little -- just enough to meet the minimum requirements of a film of this genre. Scenery? Quite good...

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Rated R | For some strong violence and guesome images, sexual content and language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Brutal look at the consequences of absolute power. No kids.
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