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Whitaker steals Last King of Scotland

ForestWhitaker.jpgThe Last King of Scotland is currently gaining superb reviews across the board and for one reason, Forest Whitaker. According to reports he steals the film, commanding every shot he's on screen and elevating the film above its flaws.

Over at Rotten Tomatoes it's currently carrying a 90% rating, that's an average of 7.5 out of 10 with 100 out of 111 reviews being positive. That's a huge advertisement for the film and for Whitaker himself, who I've always rated as a top actor and director. Perhaps he will receive some of the recognition he so rightly deserves. Here's just a few of the comments picked from the best...

"The Last King of Scotland belongs to Forest Whitaker..." - Stax, IGN FilmForce
"It would all be for nought without Whitaker..." - Bob Strauss, Los Angeles Daily News
"Whitaker is on fire, and as long as he's on screen, King keeps you riveted." - Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

It's becoming clear that this film is set to be a landmark in his career. If you're in Scotland you can catch the film at the fourth Inverness Film Festival which will open with the film on Thursday the 9th of November at 19:30. I'm even considering driving 156 miles to see it! It achieves general release in the UK on the 12th of January with releases around the world following on into February.



I saw the trailer today just before the screening of Ridley Scott's A Good Year and my interest is highly piqued!


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