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How could a movie so huge in scope and so fascinated by its subject be considered an anti-war film? The simple truth is that it's not--Patton is less about World War II than about the rise and fall of a man whose life was literally defined by war, and who felt lost and lonely without the grand-scale pursuit of an enemy. George C. Scott embodies his role so fully, so convincingly, that we can't help but be drawn to and fascinated by Patton as a man who is simultaneously bound for hell and glory. The film's opening monologue alone is a masterful display of acting and character analysis, and everything that follows is sheer brilliance on the part of Scott and director Franklin J. Schaffner.
Filmed on an epic scale at literally dozens of European locations, Patton does not embrace war as a noble pursuit, nor does it deny the reality of war as a breeding ground for heroes. Through the awesome achievement of Scott's performance and the film's grand ambition, Patton shows all the complexities of a man who accepted his role in life and (like Scott) played it to the hilt. --Jeff Shannon
George C. Scott’s extraordinary performance and the excellent production make this one of the most significant war movies ever. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Oli C.
This movie is all about WWII's American Army General "Blood and Guts" Patton, both the good and the bad, and Scott played him to a T. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Scarberian
My favorite war movie of all times about my favorite army general. Yes, it is riddled with inaccuracies and silly mistakes, but George C. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Kaman
I was very dissapointed whit Patton. I was expecting the DVD whit the white box art just like the picturePublished 20 months ago by Stephane Langlois
I chose this rating because it's the first time that Patton can be viewed at home (if you have a large and well calibrated wide screen monitor) almost exactly the way it looked in... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Jon Lidolt
If Patton is supposed to be a war movie with it's main character being General Patton, then the German tanks shouldn't look like something from the Spanish military with grey paint... Read morePublished on Dec 5 2012 by Myles Hall
Biographie du général Patton, l'un des grands stratèges de la Deuxième guerre mondiale.
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The movie is a classic & still holds up well. The performances are fantastic & it is historically accurate. Seeing it in Blu Ray adds to the experience. Read morePublished on Feb. 14 2012 by WWII Movie Lover
Great film, but not the product described by Amazon. I bought this because it is described as having German audio - turns out Amazon just walked over to Best Buy and mailed it to... Read morePublished on Dec 17 2011 by Nato