Patton

Metascore
91

Universal acclaim - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 0 out of 9

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Critic Reviews

  1. The movie holds up far better than its detractors guessed - splendidly, in fact - not only thanks to Scott's spellbinding acting, but to the epic imagery, Coppola's (and Edmund North's) highly intelligent script and Schaffner's lucid, perfectly controlled direction.
  2. 100
    Patton remains to this day one of Hollywood's most compelling biographical war pictures.
  3. USA Today
    Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    100
    Still mesmerizes on the strength of George C. Scott's chew-your-behind performance. [5 Nov. 1999, p.6E]
  4. 100
    War is hell, and Patton is one hell of a war picture, perhaps one of the most remarkable of its type ever made.
  5. A huge, initially ambivalent but finally adoring, Pop portrait of one of the most brilliant and outrageous American military figures of the last one hundred years.
  6. Patton is a war movie of unusual depth and a landmark in screen biographies.
  7. 88
    Not a war film so much as the story of a personality who has found the right role to play. Scott's theatricality is electrifying.
  8. 80
    Patton's personality--conveyed with pointed theatrical flair by George C. Scott--is registered in rich tones of grandeur and megalomania, genius and petty sadism.
  9. George C. Scott's Oscar-winning portrait of the megalomaniacal warrior general is still the glue holding together this blunt study of war as the ultimate human (and dehumanizing) game.
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 65 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. Nov 29, 2015
    10
    The Allies won WW2 but we don't know that much about the details. This movie fleshes out one of the more famous (the M-48 tank is called theThe Allies won WW2 but we don't know that much about the details. This movie fleshes out one of the more famous (the M-48 tank is called the Patton) generals. He's egotistical, tactless, and probably got a lot of soldiers killed. But in a war to decide who was going to rule the world, he was our "go to" guy. I've seen a few documentaries about 1944; the mood of the people was turning anti-war; kind of like the Vietnam protests. We might have made peace with Nazi Germany and the Japanese empire rather than getting their surrender. What would the world look like now? I don't have many DVDs but this one is in my collection. Full Review »
  2. Aug 26, 2010
    9
    George C. Scott's portrayal of the WWII General George Patton is a sight to behold, and it's really his performance that drives the wholeGeorge C. Scott's portrayal of the WWII General George Patton is a sight to behold, and it's really his performance that drives the whole movie - not at all a bad thing. Full Review »
  3. Aug 14, 2010
    8
    Patton was a despicable, gritty, SOB that helped America defeat the Nazis. Scott absolutely nails the performance and shows the many sides ofPatton was a despicable, gritty, SOB that helped America defeat the Nazis. Scott absolutely nails the performance and shows the many sides of this complicated man. Full Review »