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The Last King of Scotland
In an incredible twist of fate, a Scottish doctor on a Ugandan medical mission becomes irreversibly entangled with one of the world's most barbaric figures: Idi Amin. 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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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 87%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Having cut his teeth on documentaries, Kevin Macdonald acts as if a shaky-cam aesthetic alone is enough to fuel dramatic tension."
‑ Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York
"Whitaker's dedicated, nuanced performance is excellent and lifts the film from some unsteady early moments."
‑ Dave Calhoun, Time Out
"Captivating hyper-realism, a taut political thriller, and the performance of the year."
‑ Luke Goodsell, Empire Magazine Australasia
"Whitaker pulls off a spectacular thespian coup that has Oscar-winner stamped all over it."
‑ Jamie Russell, Film4
"film postaje daleko mra%u010Dniji nego %u0161to su to njegovi autori imali u plan"
‑ Dragan Antulov,
"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
"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
"The Last King Of Scotland will no doubt be picking up an armful of gongs come award season, and rightly so; it's not only lovingly shot and acted, but it evolves into one of the best thrillers of recent memory too."
‑ Ali Gray,
"Its ultimate effect is that of shallow self-congratulation."
‑ Rob Humanick, Projection Booth
"it's Whitaker that kept the film alive when everyone was handing him Best Actor statuettes"
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"If this genius turn by Whitaker (he starred in Bird and The Crying Game) doesn't earn an Oscar nomination, then those little statues will lose what little meaning they have."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"A good movie elevated by Whitaker's pitch-perfect performance."
‑ Terry Lawson, Detroit Free Press
"Pit stop for white liberal guilt and neocolonial pillaging"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"Whitaker portrays Amin as funny, vulnerable, tender and enigmatic -- all without ever letting us forget he was a maniacal monster."
‑ Brandon Fibbs,
"...Whitaker's superb work remains the highlight of an otherwise routine effort."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
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