The Last King of Scotland Synopsis
The personal physician (James McAvoy) of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin (Forest Whitaker) witnesses his
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Movie Reviews


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...

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

Very Interesting Perspective

By Megaptera
I wasn't quite sure what to expect from this film. Forest was awesome! I enjoyed the perspective being from the personal physician. Very intriguing. A few scenes too gory for my taste, but only when...

The Last King of Scotland

By jjcoupling
Forest Whitaker brings Idi Amin to life, but the gory details of the life of a bloodthirsty madman become tedious. After the first half-hour I started to look at my watch....

Forest Whitaker scared me...

By jw17
For anyone who lived through the Amin reign, this movie did a very good job at capturing the man and the workings of his mind. Forest Whitaker was excellent and is deserving of all the praise he has...

an Oscar is definately deserved

By Papcopete
The movie was excellent. Forrest Whittaker became Idi Amin and his performance was equal to that of "the crying game" one of his earlier winners. Definately a must see....

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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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