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The Last King of Scotland Reviews

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November 7, 2012
Captivating hyper-realism, a taut political thriller, and the performance of the year.
| Original Score: 5/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 9, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
November 20, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 25, 2008
Whitaker pulls off a spectacular thespian coup that has Oscar-winner stamped all over it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 28, 2008
Whitaker portrays Amin as funny, vulnerable, tender and enigmatic -- all without ever letting us forget he was a maniacal monster.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
June 5, 2007
it's Whitaker that kept the film alive when everyone was handing him Best Actor statuettes
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 4, 2007
...Whitaker's superb work remains the highlight of an otherwise routine effort.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 14, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 7, 2007
Two terrific performances cap this interesting historical perspective on ruthless dictator Idi Amin.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 5, 2007
Whitaker's incendiary and incandescent performance dominates this movie as much as Helen Mirren's performance defines The Queen.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: 2/5/4
February 4, 2007
Exalando um carisma mais do que apropriado ao personagem, [Forest Whitaker] busca seduzir não apenas Nicholas, mas também o espectador.
| Original Score: 4/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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.
January 31, 2007
Whitaker is electrifying (I hate it when critics use that word, but seriously, it applies), but the film itself is merely agur for his performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
January 29, 2007
Compositions are dense with beautiful and brutal images; and when the camera wobbles and the cuts become frequent, the freneticism is justified by the increased fracturing of Amin's sanity and Garrigan's security.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
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