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
  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. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    100
    Still mesmerizes on the strength of George C. Scott's chew-your-behind performance. [5 Nov. 1999, p.6E]
  3. 100
    Patton remains to this day one of Hollywood's most compelling biographical war pictures.
  4. Reviewed by: Staff (Not credited)
    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. Reviewed by: Staff (Not credited)
    90
    Patton is a war movie of unusual depth and a landmark in screen biographies.
  6. 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.
  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.
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 49 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. 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 whole movie - not at all a bad thing. Full Review »
  2. 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 of this complicated man. Full Review »
  3. EnzoP.
    Jul 27, 2009
    7
    Patton is based on General Patton toughness, cruelness and leadership. George C. Scott the man who plays Patton is astonishing, he gives a performance of a lifetime, not shocked he won the oscar for best actor. Also Karl Malden plays really good great acting throughout the movie. But the problem about the film is that when you make a really long film it has to be highly entertaining or you will just get bored and fall asleep.So that is what really backfired throughout this movie. That is why I did not like it as much as the critics. The only time I thought it was highly entertaining was in the last six minutes. In the first hour I would of gave it a five. Then in the next hour I would of gave it a six. Then finally in the last hour I decided to give this film a seven. Full Review »