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).
Conclusion: If you can get past the fact that The Last King of Scotland is yet another film set in Africa that's told from a distinctly white perspective, you'll find a gripping political thriller and some terrific performances.
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.
Excerpt: ”Den nya regeringen kommer bli en handlingskraftig regering”, är det första som Forest Whitakers Idi Amin yttrar i sitt tal till folket i början av ”The Last King of Scotland”. Och det hade han fullkomligt rätt i.
Excerpt: De idealistische Scotsman,
Nicholas, net afgestudeerd dokter, wil in Uganda het verschil gaan
betekenen. Al snel wordt hij de personal advisor van dictator Idi
Amin en wordt letterlijk en figuurlijk meegezogen in diens ambities.
Dat dit hem duur komt te staan, wordt hem pijnlijk duidelijk gemaakt...