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The Last King Of Scotland

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Overall 6
6.0

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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.
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 8
8.0

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candi1788, Walmart
25 September 2013
Overall 6
6.0

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FilmCrave
29 June 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 10
10
Movie overall 10
10
Extras 8
8.0

A wonderful film that must be seen for Whitaker's performance!

dprofitt86, blu-ray.com
26 November 2012
  • Excerpt: Guys, this is absolutely wonderful. I cannot believe how wonderful Whitaker was in this movie. He was on another level. McAvoy as always is excellent. Beautiful cinematography!
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Overall 6
6.0

"The Last King Of Scotland" by Yojimbo

FilmCrave
9 January 2012
  • 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...
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Overall 4
4.0

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FilmCrave
25 September 2011
Overall 8
8.0

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FilmCrave
28 July 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 9
9.0
Movie overall 10
10

"YOU KNOW WHAT THEY'RE CALLING YOU? HIS WHITE MONKEY"

Shanester, blu-ray.com
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.
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Overall 6
6.0

You swore an oath.

FilmCrave
27 May 2010
  • 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.
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Overall 7
7.0

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FilmCrave
24 April 2010
  • Summary: Forest Whitaker did an amazing job--his Oscar was well-deserved. This movie was engrossing and, at the same time, disturbing. Some of the violence is gruesome and unforgettable.
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