Excellent film. I highly recommend watching this film. Forrest Whitaker received an oscar for his portrayal of President Amin. He was so good. The seriousness of the films subject is so intense that it was amazing in the same film that you could chuckle at certain parts of the film. However there was no laughing at the tail end of the film. I was blown away by James McAvoy the other star of this film. He was amazing as well. He was Mr. Tumnus in the movie "the chronicles of Narnia: the lion, the witch and the wardrobe" He's now in the movie, Becoming Jane, with Anne Hathaway. I can't wait to watch that one.