The Last King Of Scotland

The Last King Of Scotland

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2006 M Contains violence and content that may disturb.

In the early 1970s, Nicholas Garrigan, a young semi-idealistic Scottish doctor, comes to Uganda to assist in a rural hospital. Once there, he soon meets up with the new President, Idi Amin, who promises a golden age for the African nation. Garrigan hits it off immediately with the rabid Scotland fan, who soon offers him a senior position in the national health department and becomes one of Amin's closest advisers. However as the years pass, Garrigan cannot help but notice Amin's increasingly erratic behavior that grows beyond a legitimate fear of assassination into a murderous insanity that is driving Uganda into bloody ruin. Realizing his dire situation with the lunatic leader unwilling to let him go home, Garrigan must make some crucial decisions that could mean his death if the despot finds out.

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121 minutes
2007 Academy Awards
Best Actor: Forest Whitaker
2006 BAFTA
BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role: Forest Whitaker

DVD details

Screen Format
1.85:1 Widescreen
English Dolby Digital 5.1, English Dolby Digital 2.0

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Screen Format
1080p High Definition Widescreen 16x9 2.35:1
English for the hearing impaired, Brazilian Portuguese, Castilian Spanish, Danish, Dutch, French, Finnish, German, Italian, Latin Spanish, Norwegian, Swedish
English 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio; German, Italian 5.1 DTS; Brazilian Portuguese, Castilian Spanish, Latin Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1; Commentary Dolby Digital 2.0

75 Member Reviews Write a review

5 by Lisah79

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.

4 by mannishboy

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

4 by wassy

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

5 by ppppaula

Riveting but disturbing movie. Forrest Whittaker in an amazing portrayal of Idi Amin. Well filmed. Some parts very violent.

3 by Nerosmum

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

3 by pauline25

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.

5 by zelda

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

4 by Jo & Hitendra

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

3 by OrangePeko

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.

4 by Kavanaghs

A story that is an important part of African modern history with great acting by Forest Whitaker and the African cast.