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The Last King of Scotland (2006)

The Last King of Scotland

Overview


Genre

Drama

Release Date

September 27, 2006 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

R

Studio

Fox Searchlight Pictures

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  2 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Kevin Macdonald

Producer

Lisa Bryer, Andrea Calderwood, Charles Steel, Christine Ruppert

Screenwriter

Jeremy Brock, Peter Morgan

Starring

Story


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.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..one of 2006's best films to date..”
by Tim Knight [Reel]
“..an extraordinary piece about naivete caught up short in terrible events..”
by Howie Movshovitz [The Hollywood Reporter]
“..remarkably taut..”
by Jeremiah Kipp [Slant Magazine]