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Generally favorable reviews - based on 36 Critics

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Universal acclaim- based on 138 Ratings

Summary: In an incredible twist of fate, a Scottish doctor (McAvoy) on a Ugandan medical mission becomes irreversibly entangled with one of the world's most barbaric figures: Idi Amin (Whitaker). Impressed by Dr. Garrigan's brazen attitude in a moment of crisis, the newly self-appointed Ugandan President Amin hand picks him as his personal physician and closest confidante. Though Garrigan is at first flattered and fascinated by his new position, he soon awakens to Amin's savagery - and his own complicity in it. Horror and betrayal ensue as Garrigan tries to right his wrongs and escape Uganda alive. (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

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Runtime: 123 min
Rating: Rated R for some strong violence and gruesome images, sexual content and language.
Production: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Genres: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: UK
Languages: English, German, French, Swahili
Home Release Date: Apr 17, 2007
Director Credit
Kevin Macdonald Director
Writer Credit
Giles Foden Novel
Jeremy Brock Screenplay
Peter Morgan Screenplay
Principal Cast Credit
Forest Whitaker Idi Amin
Gillian Anderson Sarah Merrit
James McAvoy Dr. Nicholas Garrigan
Cast Credit
Abby Mukiibi Nkaaga Masanga
Adam Kotz Dr. Merrit
Barbara Rafferty Mrs. Garrigan
Chris Wilson Perkins
David Ashton Dr. Garrigan (Senior)
David Oyelowo Dr. Junju
Dr. Dick Stockley Times Journalist
Kerry Washington Kay Amin
Sam Okelo Bonny
Sarah Nagayi Tolu
Simon McBurney Stone
Stephen Rwangyezi Jonah Wasswa
Producer Credit
Allon Reich Executive Producer
Andrea Calderwood Producer
Andrew Macdonald Executive Producer
Andrew Wood Line Producer
Charles Steel Producer
Christine Ruppert Co-Producer
Lisa Bryer Producer
Ros Borland Co-Producer: Slate North, Scotland
Suzanne Warren Associate Producer: Cowboy Films
Tessa Ross Executive Producer
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