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In 1943 North Africa, George Patton (George C. Scott) assumes command of (and instills some much-needed discipline in) the American forces. Engaged in battle against Germany's Field Marshal Rommel (Karl Michael Vogler), Patton drives back "The Desert Fox" by using the German's own tactics. Promoted to Lieutenant General, Patton is sent to Sicily, where he engages in a personal war of egos with British Field Marshal Montgomery (Michael Bates). Performing brilliantly in Italy, Patton seriously jeopardizes his future with a single slap. While touring an Army hospital, the… More
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"George C. Scott's performance cannot be praised highly enough for capturing both the violence and the vulnerability of the Patton personality without degenerating either into vulgar caricature or cardboard sentimentality."
‑ Andrew Sarris, Village Voice
"The film lays bare the roots of Patton's lust for power in his willingess to sacrifice everything to his vaunting ego, a trait which is mirrored in George C Scott's superb performance."
‑ Derek Adams, Time Out
"Combining blimpish bluster with moments of monstrous ego and unexpected humanity, Scott makes this magnificent film unforgettable."
‑ David Parkinson, Radio Times
"George C. Scott's intuitive, powerhouse performance paints a complex picture of a steadfast soldier that believed firmly in reincarnation, colorful language, and the glories of war."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Common Sense Media
"Superb telling of WWII General George Patton, brilliantly played by George C. Scott."
‑ Steve Crum, Video-Reviewmaster.com
"War is hell, and Patton is one hell of a war picture, perhaps one of the most remarkable of its type ever made."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"It's both fascinating and appalling the sort of extravagant technically superior spectacle that only a big Hollywood movie company could afford to make, and the story of a man about whom only the Establishment could become genuinely sentimental."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"Although I have sometimes complained about the length of movies, I wouldn't begrudge a single minute from Patton's nearly three hour running time."
‑ Scott Nash, Three Movie Buffs
"Scott is extraordinary -- intense, brazen, passionate."
‑ Paul Brenner, Filmcritic.com
"It's Scott's virtuoso performance that carries the film."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Nixon's favorite movie, which proves he was blind to ambiguity as well as a few other things."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"Scott strikes an unforgettable figure."
‑ Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune
"It's certainly a great performance from Scott, a seamless, pity-free portrayal."
‑ , Total Film
"A bio-epic on the order of Lawrence of Arabia, Patton is a smart, even-handed, fully realized historical film. [Blu-Ray]"
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"An absorbing, polished character study powered by an epic performance."
‑ Leigh Singer, Film4
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