The Last King of Scotland Movie
Nicholas Garrigan (James McAvoy), a young idealistic Scottish doctor, wants to escape from the bourgeois life of his parents and thus volunteers to work in a remote Ugandan village. His arrival is coincident with the beginning of Idi Amin's (Forest Whitaker) reign. The new leader unexpectedly offers Garrigan the position of his personal physician, and, enamored by the president's magnanimity and charisma, the doctor accepts a tempting offer. Nicholas soon catches himself being his advisor on all matters, from architecture to foreign affairs. At first he feels proud to be given the honor of being Amin's closest confidante but then becomes appalled by the tyrant's savagery and murderous insanity. Moreover, he realizes that he is abetting Amin. Eventually, Garrigan has to put out considerable effort in order to avoid falling victim to the barbaric dictator and escape Uganda alive.
- Charming. Magnetic. Murderous.
User Reviews of The Last King of Scotland
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- Thriller, Drama
Adultery, Murder, Female nudity, Shot to death, Corpse, Shot in the forehead, Title spoken by character, Doctor, Premarital sex, Torture
- $17,606,684 (36.4%)
- + Foreign:
- $30,755,523 (63.6%)
- = Worldwide:
- $142,899 (4 theaters, $35,724 average) % of Total Gross: 0.8%
- 540 theaters