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  • Summary: This Academy Award-winning biography of American General George S. Patton chronicles the general's wartime activities and accomplishments, beginning with his entry into the North African campaign and ending with his removal from command after his outspoken criticism of US post-war military strategy.
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
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  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. 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. 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.
  5. Reviewed by: Staff (Not credited)
    90
    Patton is a war movie of unusual depth and a landmark in screen biographies.
  6. 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.
  7. Reviewed by: Staff (Not credited)
    75
    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.

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  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. Expand
  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. Collapse

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