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The Last King of Scotland Reviews

Heather Huntington
ReelzChannel.com
August 27, 2008
This isn't just a moral cause movie for New Yorker-reading smartypants to brag to their friends that they saw to show how in-the-know they are. The Last King of Scotland deserves every good thing that has been said about it, and then some.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Cynthia Fuchs
Common Sense Media
July 17, 2008
Brutal look at the consequences of absolute power.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Gregory L. Amato
MovieFreak.com
March 9, 2008
Though difficult to watch in its most brutal scenes, The Last King of Scotland is nevertheless a thoroughly engaging film throughout.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10

DVDnett.no
September 1, 2007
| Original Score: 5/7

CinemaZone.dk
June 30, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 4/6

Empire Magazine
May 2, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Sean Axmaker
MSN.com
April 26, 2007
... the film belongs to Forest Whitaker, whose fierce and ferocious performance as Amin earned him the well-deserved Oscar for Best Actor this year.
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Entertainment Weekly
April 21, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Peter Brown
iF Magazine
April 17, 2007
The film is a prime example of showing how power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. For a major market film release the DVD includes some good stuff in the extras including ...
| Original Score: 4.5/5
Staci Layne Wilson
Buzzine Magazine
April 16, 2007
The film is something less than the sum of its parts (it has some serious pacing issues), but it is still well worth a look for those interested in the power of persuasion, the allure of celebrity, and truly audacious acting performances.
Kam Williams
NewsBlaze
April 14, 2007
Recommended for the opportunity to witness Whitaker at his very best, despite the fact the gifted actor was restricted by a screenplay which failed to imbue his character with a complex range of emotions or motivations.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 11, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Eric D. Snider
DVDTalk.com
October 18, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Brian Oliver
Movieman's Guide to the Movies
September 27, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5