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The Last King of Scotland
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  • Rated: R
  • Genre: Drama
  • Year: 2006
Audio
English: Dolby Surround 5.1 / Spanish & French: Dolby Surround
Subtitles:
English & Spanish / Subtitled

Synopsis

As Ugandan dictator Idi Amin, Forest Whitaker gives "one of the greatest performances of modern movie history" (Wall Street Journal), one that the Associated Press calls "nothing short of Oscar® worthy." This is Amin's 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.

Disc Information

**Full Screen Feature / Widescreen Feature
**Commentary by director Kevin Macdonald
**Deleted scenes with optional commentary by Kevin Macdonald
**Documentary: Capturing Idi Amin
**Forest Whitaker Featurette
**Fox Movie Channel Presents: Casting Session- The Last King of Scotland
**Theatrical Trailer
**International Trailer

Cast & Crew

Forest Whitaker ... Idi Amin
James McAvoy ... Nicholas Garrigan
Kerry Washington ... Kay Amin
Gillian Anderson ... Sarah Merrit
Simon McBurney ... Stone
David Oyelowo ... Dr. Junju
Stephen Rwangyezi ... Jonah Wasswa

Reviews

Andrew Sarris New York Observer | November 29, 2006

Mr. Whitaker and Mr. McAvoy head a first-rate cast that helps The Last King of Scotland to illuminate one of the many dark chapters in recent African history.

Roger Moore Orlando Sentinel | November 03, 2006

If this genius turn by Whitaker (he starred in Bird and The Crying Game) doesn't earn an Oscar nomination, then those little statues will lose what little meaning they have.

Amy Biancolli Houston Chronicle | October 13, 2006

See the movie for Whitaker alone: He's possessed by evil and possesses it wholly, rendering the film (and everyone in it) his plaything.

Terry Lawson Detroit Free Press | October 13, 2006

A good movie elevated by Whitaker's pitch-perfect performance.

Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald | October 12, 2006

Through its very specific story, the movie illustrates how absolute power can corrupt those who wield it, resulting in a man who, once ensconced as a nation's leader, uses all his available resources to ensure his own survival.

Bill Muller Arizona Republic | October 12, 2006

Rare is the actor who can accomplish an instant transformation from beast to buddy, but Whitaker makes it look easy.

Eleanor Ringel Gillespie Atlanta Journal-Constitution | October 12, 2006

This is the sort of movie worth seeing for the performances alone.

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