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The Last King of Scotland
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The Last King of Scotland 2006


In an incredible twist of fate, a Scottish doctor (James McAvoy) on a Ugandan medical mission becomes irreversibly entangled with one of the world's most barbaric figures: Idi Amin (Forest Whitaker). Impressed by Dr. Garrigan's brazen attitude in a moment of crisis, the newly self-appointed Ugandan President Amin hand picks him as his personal physician and closest confidante. Though Garrigan is at first flattered and fascinated by his new position, he soon awakens to Amin's savagery - and his own complicity in it. Horror and betrayal ensue as Garrigan tries to right his wrongs and escape Uganda alive. (read more)

Release Date:September 27th, 2006
Directed By:
Kevin MacdonaldKevin Macdonald
Written By:
Peter MorganPeter Morgan
No image existsJeremy Brock
Starring:
Forest WhitakerForest Whitaker
James McAvoyJames McAvoy
Kerry WashingtonKerry Washington
Gillian AndersonGillian Anderson

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The Last King of Scotland Movie Review by Martin (8/12/2009)

Man i seem to be seeing alot of good movies recently, and "The Last king of Scotland" is no exception. Infact, its probably one of the better ones.

The Film is about a seriously young doctor who travels to Uganda in the 1970s, befriending their president Idi Amin after a chance meeting, but once taking a job of him, sees...

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The Last King of Scotland Movie Review by Movie Addict (11/11/2007)

There is no doubt why Forest Whitaker as Idi Amin grabbed just about every award he was nominated for. He was just incredible in the picture and really played the character just as I imagined he would be in real life.

But we would be remiss if we did not also celebrate the performance of James McAvoy (Wimbledon) as Dr....

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The Last King of Scotland Movie Review by Daniel (7/29/2007)

THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND (Dir. Kevin MacDonald, 2006) Sometimes when already established actors play real-life historical figures they become so absorbed in the role with all the aestitics and recreations that it's hard for me to separate them one from the other - they are forever linked. When I think of Jackson Pollack I...

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The Last King of Scotland Movie Review by Jarrod (7/9/2007)

There are many sad stories to come out of Africa, 'Hotel Rwanda' dealt with perhaps the worst of them in recent memory, a genocide by one tribal group against another. Africa is wrought with civil war, poverty, disease, and, to perpetuate these problems, bad and corrupt government, typically dictators who take power by...

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The Last King of Scotland Movie Review by Justin (4/19/2007)

Well, it's a few days late, but I'm here again with a review of "The Last King of Scotland" starring James McAvoy and Forest Whitaker his Oscar/Golden Globe winning performance.

The story is about Dr. Nicholas Garrigan, a young Scottish doctor. Dreading the prospect of living the life of a family doctor in Scotland, the...

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