Rent The Last King of Scotland (2006)

3.8 of 5 from 1183 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
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
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
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
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.

Spoiler Alert
21/03/2007

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.

Absolute power corrupts absolutely. - The Last King of Scotland review by IB

Spoiler Alert
23/05/2008

A compelling watch from start to end. James McAvoy's journey from naivity to despair reflects vividly the experience of many of Amin's citizens. A must see film with Forest Whitaker in a role that he performs admirably, reminded me somewhat of De Niro in Raging Bull in as much as he is immersed in the role and "becomes" the character. Perhaps some other political figures could see something of their own reflection in Amin's behaviour?

3 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

Top Film - The Last King of Scotland review by Leasa Clarke

Spoiler Alert
03/02/2009

This film is everything you want in a gritty, shocking, real life drama! I'm not sure I can compare it to anything else I have seen, only to say that it takes you through a harrowing journey of lies, deciet and betrayal. You follow Nicholas Garrigan (James McAvoy)through what starts with a rather exciting journey travelling to work with Uganda and becoming personal physician to the President Armin. Anyone who has had the opportunity to work abroad or travel extensively will identify closely with the excitment of Nicholas's initial journey. But then it all turns rather grim as realtionships and politics get in the way!

I am not a fan of political films, but the story is sufficiantly juicy and the acting is so impressive, you cant help getting drawn into the drama. ONE OF MY TOP FIMS OF ALL TIME.

2 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

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