Main content | Search | Section navigation menu | Site-wide navigation menu

Main menu

 
 
 

Aro Recommended Last King of Scotland, The

 

USA 2007, 120 minutes
Dir. Kevin MacDonald
Rating: [R16]
Genres: Drama / History

 

Aroview: A riveting tale of the seductive nature of power, this is worth the admission alone for Forest Whitaker’s astonishing Oscar-winning turn as crazed, charismatic Ugandan Idi Amin, a performance that captures all shades of the dictator’s infamous rule.

Told through the eyes of a Scottish doctor (James McAvoy), the film looks at his corruption from accidental physician to trusted confidante under Amin’s regime. Dir. Macdonald, best known for his award-winning documentaries ONE DAY IN SEPTEMBER and TOUCHING THE VOID, makes his feature debut, and handles the frightening subject matter with assured skill. And while this may seem like another ‘exotic’ tale told through the eyes of a civilized Westerner, it is a tense, moving and finally brutal tale of a crippled nation.

Member Reviews

Average rating 4 stars. (Very Good) (Very Good). Showing 1-3 of 3 member reviews.

Have your say  Reviewing Films

DVD Features

  • aspect ratio: 16:9
 

Close Relatives

Last King of Scotland, The cover
Rental
DVD (R4) $6 Rent
Purchase
DVD (R4)
As New (out-of-print)
$15
$11.25
Buy

Prices in $NZD (incl. GST)

Your basket is empty