Reviews and Problems with The Last King Of Scotland
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Matthew Brady, FilmCrave
21 February 2014
Summary: The story is about a young Scottish doctor travels away from his family ways to experience something new when he runs into the new President of Uganda who happens to have strong feelings for the Scottish. This movie has great acting by the cast and good directing.
Summary: Whitaker completely deserved his Oscar for Best Actor; both he and James McAvoy give fantastic performances to carry this film to a climax that is exciting and thrilling. Many good films came in 06, and this film is one of them.
Excerpt: Based on the experiences of a young Scottish doctor who becomes the unlikely confidante of brutal Ugandan dictator Idi Amin, this film is quite even-handed in it's representation of the two main characters. Whitaker was fully deserving of his Oscar and McAvoy looking for the world like a young Ewan McGregor, it's easy to see how a young hedonist who sees Africa as an adventure playground of life experience would fall for the personal charm and charisma of Amin, while...
Summary: A fascinating portrayal of one of the most infamous dictators in history. Forrest Whitaker is every bit deserving of his Oscar with a nuanced performance of a man who, to put it mildly, was not a nice guy. The historical setting is thoroughly recreated and the camera doesn't flinch from some of the more disturbing elements of Amin's rule, while managing to paint the dictator in a very human light.
"YOU KNOW WHAT THEY'RE CALLING YOU? HIS WHITE MONKEY"
29 June 2010
Excerpt: Fantastic film film that is loosely based on Idi Amin's rise to power during the 70's. History knows he was a brutal dictator but he was also a complicated man and the movie gives good insight into different parts of his personality. Forest Whitaker who won a well deserved Oscar for his performance is riveting as Amin and really portrays him as a fully complex character. James McAvoy is also excellent as Dr.
Excerpt: A fictionalized account detailing the events surrounding Ugandan dictator Idi Amin and a young Scottish doctor who becomes Amins personal physician. The Last King of Scotland is a powerful and searing drama which has an exemplary performance from Forest Whittaker as the ruthless yet strangely charismatic despot. Brutal and disturbing images intercut with a seductive romanticism of a young man in an alien land suddenly thrust into a glamorous and wealthy lifestyle.