Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation | Release Date: February 18, 1970
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CalibMcBoltsMay 30, 2016
I decided to watch 'Patton', the all-time favorite film of James
Berardinelli, someone i respect a lot, and someone who has a very
profound taste in films, which i like, i always love reading his reviews. Me, as usual going in to any
I decided to watch 'Patton', the all-time favorite film of James
Berardinelli, someone i respect a lot, and someone who has a very
profound taste in films, which i like, i always love reading his
reviews.

Me, as usual going in to any movie with high hopes and high
expectation, since it is the #1 film of someone i respect, but boy, o
boy was i disappointed. This is a lifeless, patriotic, American piece
of propaganda. In a very, very negative way. It has no redeeming
qualities, and every battle scene you get showed, you don't care about
who gets bombed and gets shot at by infantry, because everyone that
gets killed in the battle scenes are faceless puppets, something an
emotionally driven war picture needs.

The whole movie is about George S. Patton, an eccentric and
controversial American war general with a short fuse, you might think
that will result in some fantastic scenes. No, not really. The whole
movie is really about how great Americans are, and how great this
maniacal war general is, showing manly decisions, epic battles (battles
that have no gravitas at all), how great he handles everything, etc,
etc. Each scene in 'Patton' could've easily been cut 2 to 4 minutes,
resulting in a dragging and overlong movie with an unneeded runtime of
172 minutes.

All in all, i still gave 'Patton' a 1/10 because George C. Scott
undeniably gives a powerhouse performance, and i respect Franklin J.
Schaffner a lot, attempting to make a memorable war picture.
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