Rent The Last King of Scotland (2006)

3.8 of 5 from 1178 ratings
1h 57min
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Synopsis:
This is Amin's Ugandan dictator incredible story as seen through the eyes of Nicholas Garrigan (James McAvoy), a young Scotsman who becomes the volatile leader's personal physician, due in part to Amin's unexpected passion for Scottish culture - Amin even proclaims himself "The Last King of Scotland". Seduced by Amin's charisma and blinded by decadence, Garrigan's dream life becomes a waking nightmare of betrayal and madness from which there is no escape. Inspired by real people and events, this gripping, suspenseful stunner is filled with performances you will never forget.
Actors:
, , , , , , , , , , Sarah Nagayi, , Dick Stockley, , , Daniel Ssettaba, Apollo Okwenje Omamo, Louis Asea, Giles Foden,
Directors:
Writers:
Peter Morgan, Jeremy Brock
Studio:
20th Century Fox
Genres:
British Films, Drama
Countries:
UK
Awards:

2007 BAFTA Best Actor

2007 BAFTA Best Adapted Screen Play

2007 BAFTA Best British Film

2007 Oscar Best Actor

BBFC:
Release Date:
14/05/2007
Run Time:
117 minutes
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Bonus:
  • 7 Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary by Kevin MacDonald
  • Exclusive Documentary: Capturing Idi Amin
  • Forest Whitaker Idi Amin Featurette
  • Fox Movie Channel Presents Casting Session - The Last King Of Scotland
BBFC:
Release Date:
01/02/2010
Run Time:
117 minutes
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Bonus:
  • 7 Deleted scenes with optional commentary by director Kevin MacDonald
  • Capturing Idi Amin
  • Forest Whitaker "Idi Amin"
  • Fox movie channel presents: Casting sessions – The last king of Scotland
  • Theatrical trailer

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Reviews (7) of The Last King of Scotland

The Last King of Scotland. - The Last King of Scotland review by Alex D.

It tells the story of how the Ugandan dictator Idi Amin (Forrest Whitaker) came to power; and recruited a seemingly innocent young scottish doctor (James McAvoy) who had just finished his finals to become his personal physician. His physician becomes embroiled in his ruthless regime and strong arms tactics he often carries out on any and all opposition.

Forrest Whitaker perfectly emobies the brutality and paranoia of the man in what is the mosy oscar worthy performance of his career. James McAvoy, still an up and coming actor is perhaps even more brilliant; and should be doing big things in the near future The acting was uniformly strong if you haven't already seen it I strongly urge you to do so.

5 out of 8 members found this review helpful.

Brilliant, powerful drama - The Last King of Scotland review by Rubber Ducky

This tells the story of Idi Amin's regime in Uganda as seen through the eyes of a young Scottish Doctor. After graduating, Nick decides he wants to do something more interesting than be a family GP and, by chance, ends up in Uganda where he is helping charity medical workers. Nick soon gets snapped up by Amin as his personal physician, after being attracted to the glamour and wealth offered by the President. Nick soon realises he has made a mistake when he starts to see the cruelty inflicted on innocent people when Amin flies into one of his raging tempers. The film is graphic in showing atrocious acts of violence but it is never sensationalised. I can remember seeing some of these things on the news as a kid. What makes this film so special is the superb performances by all the actors and the wonderful direction of Kevin MacDonald. Forest Whitaker plays the part of a lifetime and is totally believable as the ferocious and seemingly insane Amin. Highly recommended.

1 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

last king of scotland - The Last King of Scotland review by FE

yes and no;

the film is involving, the acting excellent, specialy forrest whitiker,deserved his oscar.

but wonder how much is 'true' and how much was dramatized to fit..

worth viewing, but honestly its overated,

1 out of 4 members found this review helpful.

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