The Last King of Scotland
- US / UK
- 2h 3min
- Directed by: Kevin Macdonald
- Cast: Forest Whitaker, James McAvoy, Gillian Anderson, Kerry Washington, Simon McBurney
- Language: English, Swahili
- Website: www.foxsearchlight.com/lastkingofscotland/
Macdonald's first fictional film sees McAvoy playing Nicholas Garrigan as a smooth-talking lovable rogue who accidentally ingratiates himself with 1970s Ugandan president Idi Amin (Whitaker). With a career best performance from Whitaker and an action packed pace, it makes for a commendable action film rather than an astute political portrait.
This film is not currently showing in cinemas.
Reviews & features
The Last King of Scotland3 Jan 2007
The only similarity that the Nicholas Garrigan of this film has with his namesake in Giles Foden’s book is, indeed, his name. The Garrigan of the book is a dull-witted, slightly ignorant and rather un-endearing Scot, whereas in the movie James McAvoy…
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