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R| 2 hr. 1 min.

Plot Summary
While in Uganda on a medical mission, Scottish doctor Nicholas Garrigan (James McAvoy) becomes the personal physician and close confidante of dictator Idi Amin (Forest Whitaker). Although at first Dr. Garrigan feels flattered by his new position of power, he soon comes to realize that Amin's rule is soaked in blood, and that he is complicit in the atrocities. Garrigan faces the fight of his life as he tries to escape Amin's grasp.

Cast: Forest Whitaker , James McAvoy , Kerry Washington , Gillian Anderson , Simon McBurney , David Oyelowo , Stephen Rwangyezi , Abby Mukiibi

Director: Kevin Macdonald

Genres: Biography, Drama

Distributor: Fox

The Last King of Scotland (2006)

Release Date: September 27th, 2006|2 hr. 1 min.

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  • Whitaker is on fire, and as long as he's onscreen, King keeps you riveted. show more

  • Unlike Sean Penn's demagogue in "All the King's Men," you're able to forget that Whitaker is acting. He embodies the role. When clips of the real Amin are shown at the end, it's almost shocking to realize the extent to which Whitaker has become him. show more

  • Forest Whitaker is astoundingly multifaceted and convincing as Ugandan dictator Idi Amin. In the performance of his career, he fully inhabits the part of the barbaric and charismatic ruler. show more

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