Actors of "The Last King of Scotland"
Characters of "The Last King of Scotland"
Directors of "The Last King of Scotland"
Kevin MacdonaldBirthdate: 28 October 1967, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Creators of "The Last King of Scotland"
Peter MorganBirthdate: 10 April 1963, London, England, UK
Jeremy BrockBirthdate: 1959, Brussels, Belgium
Critic Reviews of "The Last King of Scotland"
Time OutFebruary 03, 2007
Having cut his teeth on documentaries, Kevin Macdonald acts as if a shaky-cam aesthetic alone is enough to fuel dramatic tension.
New York ObserverNovember 29, 2006
Mr. Whitaker and Mr. McAvoy head a first-rate cast that helps The Last King of Scotland to illuminate one of the many dark chapters in recent African history.
Orlando SentinelNovember 03, 2006
If this genius turn by Whitaker (he starred in Bird and The Crying Game) doesn't earn an Oscar nomination, then those little statues will lose what little meaning they have.
Time OutOctober 19, 2006
Whitaker's dedicated, nuanced performance is excellent and lifts the film from some unsteady early moments.
Houston ChronicleOctober 13, 2006
See the movie for Whitaker alone: He's possessed by evil and possesses it wholly, rendering the film (and everyone in it) his plaything.
Detroit Free PressOctober 13, 2006
A good movie elevated by Whitaker's pitch-perfect performance.
Empire Magazine AustralasiaNovember 07, 2012
Captivating hyper-realism, a taut political thriller, and the performance of the year.
TheShiznit.co.ukNovember 03, 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.
Film4June 25, 2008
Whitaker pulls off a spectacular thespian coup that has Oscar-winner stamped all over it.
Projection BoothApril 05, 2008
Its ultimate effect is that of shallow self-congratulation.
BrandonFibbs.comFebruary 28, 2008
Whitaker portrays Amin as funny, vulnerable, tender and enigmatic -- all without ever letting us forget he was a maniacal monster.
Gallery of "The Last King of Scotland"