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The Last King of Scotland
  • R
  • 2h 3m
  • 2006
Certified Fresh87%
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Forest Whitaker won the Academy Award® for Best Actor for his searing portrayal of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in this gripping, suspenseful stunner inspired by real events.
© 2006 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Certified Fresh87%
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.
Reviews
Entertainment Weekly
Fresh

June 21, 2017
Observer
Andrew Sarris
Fresh

Mr. Whitaker and Mr. McAvoy head a first-rate cast that helps The Last King of Scotland to illumin...

March 4, 2019
Orlando Sentinel
Roger Moore
Fresh

If this genius turn by Whitaker (he starred in Bird and The Crying Game) doesn't earn an Oscar nom...

March 4, 2019
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Brutal look at the consequences of absolute power. No kids.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie is based on the real life of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin and includes references to massacres, revenge killings, torture, and abuse. Some scenes depict such violence explicitly, including bloody bodies, shooting, knifing, and grisly torture. There are also some scenes of sexual activity, including a one-night liaison between the protagonist and an unknown woman and the protagonist's dangerous adulterous affair. Women appear in revealing or little clothing (some dancers are topless). Characters use foul language (especially "f--k") in anger. It's the 1970s, so characters also drink liquor and smoke cigarettes as emblems of class comfort.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama, Biopic, Period Piece
  • Release Date:September 27, 2006
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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