As Ugandan dictator Idi Amin, Forest Whitaker gives one of the greatest performances of modern movie history. This is Amin's incredible story as seen through the eyes of Nicholas Garrigan (James McAvoy), a young Scotsman who becomes the volatile leader's personal physician. Due in part to Amin's unexpected passion for Scottish culture, Amin even proclaims himself "The Last King of Scotland". Seduced by Amin's charisma and blinded by decadence, Garrigan's dream life becomes a waking nightmare of betrayal and madness from which there is no escape. Inspired by real people and events, this gripping, suspenseful stunner is filled with performances you will never forget.
Ratings and Reviews
- Average 7.3/10
- Fresh 159
- Rotten 24
Critics Consensus: Forest Whitaker's performance as real-life megalomaniac dictator Idi Amin powers this fictionalized political thriller, a blunt and brutal tale about power and corruption.
Brutal look at the consequences of absolute power. No kids.
Cast & Crew
- Fox Searchlight
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- English (Stereo, Dolby 5.1)
- Danish (Subtitles), Finnish (Subtitles), Hindi (Subtitles), Norwegian (Subtitles), Russian (Subtitles), Spanish (Subtitles), Swedish (Subtitles), Thai (Subtitles), Turkish (Subtitles)
- Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.