History YMMV / TheLastKingOfScotland

1st Apr '18 7:44:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Near the end, when Amin prepares to torture Nicholas to death after the latter's attempt to have Amin assassinated, he tells Nicholas that he knows about his affair with Kay. It's left ambiguous as to whether he always knew and didn't decide to kill Nicholas until his attempt on Amin's life, implying an attempt to overlook it to keep having Nicholas around, or whether he just suspected it and only fully realized it when Nicholas tried to kill him.

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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Near the end, when Amin prepares to torture Nicholas to death after the latter's attempt to have Amin assassinated, he tells Nicholas that he knows about his affair with Kay. It's left ambiguous as to whether he always knew and didn't decide to kill Nicholas until his attempt on Amin's life, implying an attempt to [[BrosBeforeHoes overlook it it]] to keep having Nicholas around, or whether he just suspected it and only fully realized it when Nicholas tried to kill him.
29th Nov '17 10:46:30 AM 43110
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* CompleteMonster: In this movie, UsefulNotes/IdiAmin is a [[TheCaligula brutal]] [[EvilOverlord dictator]] that takes what he wants by force. While he first comes off as [[BaitTheDog a charismatic and modernizing leader]] to Garrigan, Amin brutally represses the population of Uganda throughout the film. Although he claims to be doing it to establish peace, his orders to deport people [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain solely based on their ancestry]] (people from southern Asia) and murders based purely on suspicion show that he's fuelled purely by his paranoia. He deliberately cuts off one of his wives and disowns the son that she bore him simply because the child was epileptic. Amin later [[ColdBloodedTorture tortures Garrigan brutally]] with meat hooks after discovering Garrigan's affair with the previously mentioned wife and fully intends to torture Garrigan to death.

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* CompleteMonster: In this movie, UsefulNotes/IdiAmin is a [[TheCaligula brutal]] [[EvilOverlord dictator]] brutal dictator that takes what he wants by force. While he first comes off as [[BaitTheDog a charismatic and modernizing leader]] leader to the main character, a Scottish doctor named Nicholas Garrigan, Amin brutally represses the population of Uganda throughout the film. Although he claims to be doing it to establish peace, his orders to deport people [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain solely based on their ancestry]] ancestry (people from southern Asia) and murders based purely on suspicion show that he's fuelled fueled purely by his paranoia. He deliberately cuts off one of his wives and disowns the son that she bore him simply because the child was epileptic. Amin later [[ColdBloodedTorture tortures Garrigan brutally]] brutally with meat hooks after discovering Garrigan's affair with the previously mentioned wife and fully intends to torture Garrigan to death.
31st Oct '17 2:36:18 AM Fireblood
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* JerkassWoobie: Nicholas. He's perpetually selfish and conceited. He doesn't seem to care much for neither of the married women he's interested in, beyond fulfilling his lust. However, [[BrokenPedestal finding out that one of your best friends]] is a mass-murdering dictator isn't decent karma. Also, [[spoiler: watching him get tortured is brutal.]]

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* JerkassWoobie: Nicholas. He's perpetually selfish and conceited. He doesn't seem to care much for neither either of the married women he's interested in, beyond fulfilling his lust. However, [[BrokenPedestal finding out that one of your best friends]] is a mass-murdering dictator isn't decent karma. Also, [[spoiler: watching him get tortured is brutal.]]
20th Oct '17 11:53:41 PM CommanderVisor
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** David Oyelow, who plays Garrigan's medical colleague, would go on to play Martin Luther King (the real life inspiration for Professor X) in ''Film/{{Selma}},'' making their pairing in this movie a little eerie.

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** David Oyelow, Creator/DavidOyelowo, who plays Garrigan's medical colleague, would go on to play Martin Luther King (the real life inspiration for Professor X) in ''Film/{{Selma}},'' making their pairing in this movie a little eerie.
31st Oct '16 11:09:46 AM siberia82
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** Creator/JamesMcAvoy is best known for portraying the younger [[XMenFilmSeries/ProfessorCharlesFrancisXavier Professor Charles Xavier]] in the ''Film/XMenFilmSeries''.

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** Creator/JamesMcAvoy is best known for portraying the younger [[XMenFilmSeries/ProfessorCharlesFrancisXavier [[Characters/XMenFilmSeriesProfessorCharlesXavier Professor Charles Xavier]] in the ''Film/XMenFilmSeries''.
22nd Oct '16 10:49:58 AM siberia82
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* HomegrownHero: It's a movie based on the reign of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin - as told by a Scottish doctor.

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* HomegrownHero: It's a movie based on the reign of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin - -- as told by a Scottish doctor.


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** Creator/JamesMcAvoy is best known for portraying the younger [[XMenFilmSeries/ProfessorCharlesFrancisXavier Professor Charles Xavier]] in the ''Film/XMenFilmSeries''.
** David Oyelow, who plays Garrigan's medical colleague, would go on to play Martin Luther King (the real life inspiration for Professor X) in ''Film/{{Selma}},'' making their pairing in this movie a little eerie.
18th Apr '16 5:47:38 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* CompleteMonster: In this movie, UsefulNotes/IdiAmin is a brutal dictator that takes what he wants by force. While he first comes off as a charismatic and modernizing leader to Garrigan, Amin brutally represses the population of Uganda throughout the film. Although he claims to be doing it to establish peace, his orders to deport people solely based on their ancestry (people from southern Asia) and murders based purely on suspicion show that he's fuelled purely by his paranoia. He deliberately cuts off one of his wives and disowns the son that she bore him simply because the child was epileptic. Amin later tortures Garrigan brutally with meat hooks after discovering Garrigan's affair with the previously mentioned wife and fully intends to torture Garrigan to death.

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* CompleteMonster: In this movie, UsefulNotes/IdiAmin is a brutal dictator [[TheCaligula brutal]] [[EvilOverlord dictator]] that takes what he wants by force. While he first comes off as [[BaitTheDog a charismatic and modernizing leader leader]] to Garrigan, Amin brutally represses the population of Uganda throughout the film. Although he claims to be doing it to establish peace, his orders to deport people [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain solely based on their ancestry ancestry]] (people from southern Asia) and murders based purely on suspicion show that he's fuelled purely by his paranoia. He deliberately cuts off one of his wives and disowns the son that she bore him simply because the child was epileptic. Amin later [[ColdBloodedTorture tortures Garrigan brutally brutally]] with meat hooks after discovering Garrigan's affair with the previously mentioned wife and fully intends to torture Garrigan to death.
8th Oct '15 7:12:46 AM jeez
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HomegrownHero: It's a movie based on the reign of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin - as told by a Scottish doctor.

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* HomegrownHero: It's a movie based on the reign of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin - as told by a Scottish doctor.
8th Oct '15 7:12:33 AM jeez
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HomegrownHero: It's a movie based on the reign of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin - as told by a Scottish doctor.
15th Aug '15 5:52:17 AM Morgenthaler
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Near the end, when Amin prepares to torture Nicholas to death after the latter's attempt to have Amin assassinated, he tells Nicholas that he knows about his affair with Kay. It's left ambiguous as to whether he always knew and didn't decide to kill Nicholas until his attempt on Amin's life, implying an attempt to overlook it to keep having Nicholas around, or whether he just suspected it and only fully realized it when Nicholas tried to kill him.
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