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A good movie. I remember the history about Idi Amin, when I was younger. He was a scary man and this movie portrays him very well, not only that Forest Whittaker delivers a great performance. Excellent biography and political drama.
great for a british movie to be so holywood good. whitiker is brilliant in an oscar performance but it was well shot by McDonald (touching the void) and gave it a really real feel. brutal in places... Read more and funny in others. even had time for a f*rt joke.
Well.... what can I say that probably hasn't been said already
I suppose that I could use superlatives like....... great, fantastic
The Last King Of Scotland is a well acted (well I thought... Read more so) movie, having grown up in the Amin era (albeit I live miles away from Uganda) I certainly remember Idi Amin and his "regime" - and some of their exploits.
Anyway, Although Fairly slow to start with, it soon gathers pace (and it is one of those movies you have to watch from the very beginning ..... not come in 10 mins after it has started)
You can certainly see at what point - he went 'mad' and what he put his Doctor through
Recommend this movie to anyone and everyone
Riveting but disturbing movie. Forrest Whittaker in an amazing portrayal of Idi Amin. Well filmed. Some parts very violent.
I liked the journey I was taken on with this naive doctor who accidentily finds himself at the heart of Ugandan politicals. There were some extremly graphic scences which punctuated what a brutal person... Read more Amin was, and I think the story was extremely well told.
Was very interesting and insightful into how things were, even just recently. We live quite sheltered lives and don't fully appreciate what some people live with daily, terrible.
This is an amazing performance of Forest Whitakers he keeps you riveted you really feel you are watching Adi Amin ruling over his cruel and barbaric regime James McAvoy is perfect as the young naive... Read more scottish docter who gets carried away with the power a true insight to the horror of Amin's rule in the 1970's
This was OK, although not as good as we expected. Whittaker was brilliant as Amin, but the actor playing Garrigan didn't really pull it off, and the relationship between the two wasn't really explored... Read more enough to warrant Garrigan's actions. Would have been a better film by really focusing more on Amin's descent into madness. Totally watchable though, and not too complicated, which is good if your grasp on the politics of the situation is a bit shaky.
Whitaker fully deserves all the awards he received for this role, but sadly the film was let down by the fictional charcater given to McAvoy, the soundtrack and the pathetic sex interest. Sadly, it could have been a much better story.
A story that is an important part of African modern history with great acting by Forest Whitaker and the African cast.