Review: Last King of Scotland

Based on true events, this small-time thriller-ish personal drama plays out in Ugunda during the reign of Idi Amin. And it’s an interesting chain of events, but plays a bit different than Hotel Rwanda, mainly because of the point of view. Judging this purely as a thriller, only the second half matters, but no worry, Forest Whitaker strikes fear into you like you can’t imagine. Unpredictable behaviour combined with a booming voice and maniacal stare, and you’d better not move a micro-inch. Definitely worth a Globe, and maybe an Oscar.
As a whole movie though, it’s nice for once, but not really a mind-sticker.7+.

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