almost 2 years
hard to watch, but brilliant. it's raw, brutal and real. amazing acting.
over 3 years
Ferocious lead performance from Whitaker grabs you and doesn't let go.
Hard to watch, but Whitaker's performance is horrifyingly engrossing. Excellent film.
over 5 years
"It's a powerful movie that shows being powerful is not a good thing."
Pretty good movie. Great stuff by Whitaker.
over 6 years
Hard going, but excellently cast - the acting in this film is incredibly good.
almost 7 years
Brilliant performance by Forest Whitaker
over 7 years
Whitaker gives you the chills he is too good. Gripping and good suspense.
over 7 years
You rated this 4 stars on 3/25/2010 (netflix)
Amazing and powerful film. This is one of my all time top 10. Highly recommend.
The Last King of Scotland is a 2006 British drama film based on Giles Foden's novel of the same name, adapted by screenwriters Peter Morgan and Jeremy Brock, and directed by Kevin Macdonald. The film was a co-production between companies from the United Kingdom and the United States, including Fox Searchlight Pictures and Film4.
The Last King of Scotland tells the fictional story of Dr. Nicholas Garrigan (James McAvoy), a young Scottish doctor who travels to Uganda and becomes the personal physician to the dictator Idi Amin (Forest Whitaker). The film is based on factual events of Amin's rule and the title comes from a reporter in a press conference who wishes to verify whether Amin declared himself the King of Scotland. Amin was known to invent and adopt fancy imperial titles for himself.
The Last King of Scotland received wide critical acclaim. Particular focus went to Whitaker, who received outstanding critical acclaim for his performance as dictator Idi Amin in the film. He won...