In 1943 North Africa, George Patton (George C. Scott) assumes command of (and instills some much-needed discipline in) the American forces. Engaged in battle against Germany's Field Marshal Rommel (Ka... read more
Directed by: Franklin J. Schaffner
Release Date: January 1, 1970
DVD Release Date: November 2, 1999
Stats: 2,607 reviews
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February 12, 2013
'Patton' is the successful film that it is because of George C. Scott's amazing performance as the violent and vulnerable general. The action pieces are well done, the script is witty and well paced, and the film is well shot. What makes 'Patton' stand out from other war movies t...
December 7, 2011
Grandiose war epic, centered around the life and achievements of famous American general George S. Patton. Some interesting trivia about the film, as told to us in the introduction, is that Francis Ford Coppola - who wrote the original screenplay - actually got fired from his wri...
October 29, 2011
Lots to like about the 1970 Best Picture winner, but not quite a perfect film. It's longer than it needs to be, and as it goes on, Scott gets stagier and stagier in the lead role, begging for that last kick at the can. However, though its title suggests a biopic, it's really kind...
June 21, 2011
Right from the opening scene where George S. Patton delivers his iconic speech, you know that Patton will be a monumental film. Patton is one of the greatest war films ever made, and also examines the life of a very complex man. George S. Patton was one of America's greatest gene...
May 30, 2011
A vivid personality profile of a soul who knows his own destiny and struggles to achieve just that: to be the greatest general of his time. Not every one agrees with his assessment, neither among his enemies or his "friends". Ultimately a film then about one personal fight to b...
May 27, 2011
Before anything else: is this film anti-war or pro-war? Well, surprisingly enough, it simultaneously manages to be both, but also neither. It is instead en epic, fascinating, and brilliantly made character study focusing on part of the lifie and career of General George S. Patton...
March 23, 2010
George C. Scott's signature performance in the role he was born to play. Few actors ever become so strongly identified with one character. It's a safe guess that, in America's collective memory, Scott is more Patton than Patton himself. Completely iconic.
September 3, 2009
i don't know why i'd always assumed this was some gung ho john wayne propaganda bs...maybe the cover lol. it's actually a really good film; 3 hours long and never boring. george c scott in a tour de force for which he famously turned down oscar
May 10, 2008
George C. Scott was born to play the irascible and implacable american general George S. Patton in this eye-catching war film that depicts with grandiosity the allied assaults in europe and north africa, and the general's courageousness, straightforwardness, his somewhat question...
November 1, 2007
There is nothing that is bad about this movie. George C. Scott's performance alone is worth it. Lots of great dialogue, a great score--you can't go wrong. I'm guessing that the story built Patton up to be greater than he actually may have been (dramatic license and all), but if t...
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