One of the greatest screen biographies ever produced, this monumental film runs nearly three hours, won seven Academy Awards, and gave George C. Scott the greatest role of his career. It was released in 1970 when protest against the Vietnam War still raged at home and abroad, and many critics and moviegoers struggled to reconcile current events with the movie's glorification of Gen. George S. Patton as a crazy-brave genius of World War II.
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.
...I would not change a thing.Brillant acting,script and direction make this one of the best films every made.And no they do not make films like this anymore.Pity.Published 6 months ago by Kevin
George C. Scott’s extraordinary performance and the excellent production make this one of the most significant war movies ever. Read morePublished 11 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 21 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 23 months ago by Kaman
I was very dissapointed whit Patton. I was expecting the DVD whit the white box art just like the picturePublished on June 2 2013 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 on March 17 2013 by Jon Lidolt