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The Last King of Scotland

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The Last King of Scotland

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
121 minutes
Limited Release Date:
09/27/06
Wide Release Date:
09/29/06
performer:
James McAvoy, Forest Whitaker, Gillian Anderson, Kerry Washington
director:
Kevin MacDonald
distributor:
Fox Searchlight Pictures
author:
Jeremy Brock, Peter Morgan, Joe Penhall
genre:
Drama

We gave it a B+

Forest Whitaker perfectly toggles between media-savvy jester and stone-cold killer as Ugandan dictator Idi Amin — a monster seen, in this fiery drama, through the eyes of his politically naive Scottish doctor.