The Last King of Scotland Reviews

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November 3, 2018
A commendable action film rather than astute political portrait.
February 27, 2018
In Idi Amin, Whitaker reaches his artistic zenith.
November 7, 2012
Captivating hyper-realism, a taut political thriller, and the performance of the year.
November 3, 2012
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.
February 9, 2011
November 20, 2008
June 25, 2008
Whitaker pulls off a spectacular thespian coup that has Oscar-winner stamped all over it.
February 28, 2008
Whitaker portrays Amin as funny, vulnerable, tender and enigmatic -- all without ever letting us forget he was a maniacal monster.
June 5, 2007
it's Whitaker that kept the film alive when everyone was handing him Best Actor statuettes
June 4, 2007
...Whitaker's superb work remains the highlight of an otherwise routine effort.
April 14, 2007
March 5, 2007
There is surprise in Whitaker's step, with a curtain of menace running beneath it. His is one of the fiercest, least predictable performances of 2006, so fully on edge that he becomes the movie's edge.
March 1, 2007
The four highly diverse leads are uniformly excellent.
February 9, 2007
Whitaker brings us close to Amin, yet he never allows us to actually become comfortable around the man. His Amin is capricious and unpredictable, a personality that can seem volcanic one moment and vulnerable a few minutes later.
February 7, 2007
La película vale la pena sobre todo por la imponente actuación de Forest Whitaker, igualmente encantador o amenazante en la piel de uno de los dictadores más sanguinarios de África.
February 7, 2007
Two terrific performances cap this interesting historical perspective on ruthless dictator Idi Amin.
February 5, 2007
Whitaker's incendiary and incandescent performance dominates this movie as much as Helen Mirren's performance defines The Queen.
February 4, 2007
Exalando um carisma mais do que apropriado ao personagem, [Forest Whitaker] busca seduzir não apenas Nicholas, mas também o espectador.
February 2, 2007
Whitaker's riveting and deserved Oscar-nominated performance pretty much dominates -- almost to the point of overpowering -- this fictionalized drama, based on Giles Foden's novel.
February 2, 2007
The horror, when it finally moves to the centre of the screen, gives us Amin's barbarity in close-up -- and he's still smiling.
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