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
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 43 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 »