The Last King of Scotland
- buy from $9.99
Brutal look at the consequences of absolute power. No kids.
what parents need to know
what families can talk about
Tomatometer®reviews counted: 28see all The Last King of Scotland reviews
Top Critic Reviews
Fresh: See the movie for Whitaker alone: He's possessed by evil and possesses it wholly, rendering the film (and everyone in it) his plaything.
- Amy Biancolli, Houston Chronicle, Friday, October 13, 2006
Fresh: Mr. Whitaker and Mr. McAvoy head a first-rate cast that helps The Last King of Scotland to illuminate one of the many dark chapters in recent African history.
- Andrew Sarris, New York Observer, Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Fresh: Rare is the actor who can accomplish an instant transformation from beast to buddy, but Whitaker makes it look easy.
- Bill Muller, Arizona Republic, Thursday, October 12, 2006
The good thing about this movie is that is based on real facts .But the bad thing is that is also violent.It seems like life can write such unpredictable scripts.
- MrsInsomnia, Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Forest Whitaker's performance here is truly all it's cracked up to me, and he masters the bipolar switches from terrifying to charming that dictators like Amin are often known for. And as regards the story, it's a bit predictable, but the plot keeps twisting and the action is generally steady, the stakes always high; the point of view of the outsider who's been let in (Amin's personal doctor, played by James McAvoy) is a great one from which to tell the story. Fine, competent film-making, but elevated to rarefied air by the quality of the leading man's performance; Whitaker puts what could be a ho-hum movie on his back and carries it. Great stuff.
- danperry17, Sunday, January 19, 2014