Reviews and Problems with The Last King Of Scotland
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The Last King of Scotland
28 January 2012
Excerpt: Nicholas (James McAvoy) is a doctor who comes from a privileged background, a man who could live in the comfortable lap of luxury and have few worries in life. But Nicholas isn’t content to be a doctor to the wealthy and spend his nights in high class society, instead he wants to put his skills to...
Excerpt: tells the story of a young Scottish doctor named Nicholas Garrigan (James McAvoy) who, after finishing school, heads off to Uganda where he starts work at a missionary lead by run by Dr. David Merritt (Adam Kotz) and his wife Sarah (Gillian Anderson).
Excerpt: This is Amin's incredible story as seen through the eyes of Nicholas Garrigan, 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".
Conclusion: I liked this movie when it first came out, and it’s still a decent film. If you’re a Blu-ray enthusiast, this is a bit of a let down, but still worth a rent for Whitaker’s performance alone.
Conclusion: In The Last King of Scotland we see the rise of the crazy and frightening Idi Amin in his local Uganda from the vantage point of visitor Nicholas Garrigan (McAvoy), a doctor, freshly qualified from his schooling and upbringing in Scotland, a young white man seeking excitement, adventure and...
Excerpt: Forest Whitaker gives a sensational performance as Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in The Last King Of Scotland. So vividly charming and terrifying is he that I wished all the more that the movie had been about him.
Excerpt: Lately whenever there’s a major disaster in the United States that claims the lives of thousands of people, Hollywood can hardly wait until enough time has passed so that they can make a movie about it without offending anyone. How many 9/11 movies have we had now?
Excerpt: Because Ugandan dictator Idi Amin was such a murderous creep, it takes a lot to convince people that he might've also been a fun guy to party with. But in The Last King Of Scotland , director Kevin Macdonald has two strong persuaders: a kinetic style, and Forest Whitaker.