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The Last King Of Scotland (2006)

The Last King Of Scotland
7.4 Rating
(893 ratings)
7.7 IMDB rating

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Forest Whitaker

Forest Whitaker

Idi Amin
James McAvoy

James McAvoy

Dr. Nicholas Garrigan
Gillian Anderson

Gillian Anderson

Sarah Merrit
David Oyelowo

David Oyelowo

Dr. Junju
Stephen Rwangyezi

Stephen Rwangyezi

Jonah Wasswa


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Peter Morgan

Peter Morgan

(screenplay) and
Jeremy Brock

Jeremy Brock

(screenplay)


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7 years, 7 months ago at Jul 12 2:09
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Dr Garrigan (James McAvoy) expects to find exotism in Uganda. He certainly will find it, especially after meeting the country's President, Idi Amin (Forest Whitaker) and becoming his personal physician. A chain of events will change Garrigan's life, forever.

Absolutely wonderful, brilliant cast. I especially approve of Whitaker's "African" accent in English. Excellent portrayal of t... read more

The Last King of Scotland

7 years, 5 months ago at Sep 12 10:35
3 votes
I just recently saw a preview for this movie, and I knew I had to see it. Now that I have, I definitely wasn't disappointed. This was a well-told story that keeps you hooked from start to finish.

I really enjoyed this movie, despite some brutal scenes, which were not overly drawn out. Well written, excellently acted.

Astonishing!

6 years, 9 months ago at May 26 11:15
3 votes
"If you're afraid of dying it shows you have a life worth living."

The Last King of Scotland is an intense, embracing thriller inspired by the true historical events of a horrible dictatorship that grappled Uganda throughout the 1970s. In the contemporary period of filmmaking it's an arduous undertaking to discover a film that truly stands out. With this film director Kevin Macdonal... read more
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Description: It was supposed to be a wild adventure in a far off country, but when a naive young doctor arrives in 1970's Uganda - hoping for fun, sun and to lend a helping hand - he finds himself instead on a shocking ride into the darkest realm on earth: the human heart. This is the story of The Last King Of Scotland, a powerful thriller that re ... (more)
Release date: 12 January 2007
Drama (39), Africa (20), 2006 (17), Genocide (17), War (17), Dictator (17), History (15), Thriller (13), Uganda (13), Biography (13), Murder (12), Torture (12), 2000s (12), Doctor (11), Abortion (9), (9), Infidelity (8), Hostage (8), Invasion (8), Dictatorship (8)
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"I have to say, though I didn't really sympathise with the main character, who's supposed to be the one we're rooting for, Whitaker's perfomance in this movie was just marvelous and the whole film was very well done. "


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" In preparation for his Academy Award winning portrayal of Ugandan General Idi Amin in The Last King of Scotland, Whitaker immersed himself in research about the charismatic but ferocious dictator. He studied books, documentaries, TV interviews and recordings of Amin’s speeches, and learned Swahili to be able to imitate Amin’s accent. While shooting on location in Uganda he met with members of Amin’s family, including some of his Government and Army officials and even the country’s King."


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A good movie

“Since I kept hearing so many good things about this flick, I was really eager to watch it but, honestly, I ended up with some mixed feelings. I mean, I did enjoy this flick but I can't say I was blown away and the main reason was that I didn't really appreciate this mix of historical facts with some complete fiction. Maybe you didn't know that before but the character played by James McAvoy, Dr. Nicholas Garrigan, is enterily fictional and has actually never existed and many of those events actually never took place. When I found this out afterwards, I felt rather cheated. Still, the directing is pretty good and efficient, James McAvoy gave a decent and convincing performance and, of course, Forest Whitaker completely rocked his performance and deservedly received an Academy award for his ” read more

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