Rent The Last King of Scotland (2006)

3.8 of 5 from 1185 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

awesome forest - The Last King of Scotland review by jaysha

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18/05/2015

I had to re-wind some parts as it was so brilliant. Forest whitaker was brilliant and mesmerising. I did not know alot about idi amin just he was not a very nice man evil incarnate is my view now. The extras after the film were very informative and made the film even more powerful. I would reccommend everyone to watch this film. I loved it and knowing it was true made it mesmerising.

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Fascinating Factional Biopic of Idi Amin - The Last King of Scotland review by PV

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22/12/2018

One wonders how true much of this movie is - or the memoir it's based on. I suspect it's faction - so embellished truth.

Anyway, Idi Amin was a towering figure - he has appeared on screen before in RADI ON ENTEBBE and the recent ENTEBBE. A huge character who in the African leader tradition was brutal, tribal and merciless, and his thoughts never far from magic and with doctors.

I get tired in this movie of all the Scots nationalism, and the main character is annoying. Amin was not anti-British - he served the British loyally. I get tired of anti British esp antii English racism in movies these days. Worth remembering that the Scots were the most brutal and merciless slave traders in the 18th century.

Lush landscapes here and a genuinely interest study on hoe dictatorships happen. Same in all countries who have suffered them - Russia, Romania, all Islamic states, most African countries, far east states too, south America.

4 stars

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