While it is long, Patton is a brilliant and highly engaging piece of historical fiction that is not only accurate to the events involved, but also provides a vivid exploration (enhanced by George C Scott's performance) of the historical personality the movie is named after.
One of the greatest movies of all time. Acting was superb, personalities spot on. Never too dull or slow, and a real great look at how warfare and politics have changed. Must have cost a packet, with all the props. A must see!
Patton was so dislikeable I found this film rather hard to finish watching. The film follows the American General Patton on his campaigns against the Germans in WWII. There were some nice battle scenes, but I spent most of the film thinking "what a jerk", which really distracted from the film itself. He was mean, disagreeable, pigheaded and completely egotistical, though these qualities did allow for some humour when he would compete with the English General for glory.
Worth watching if you are interested in what happened in World War11
No doubt George C. Scott's performance in this movie was great but there are a few things that bother me about this movie - firstly I view the Americans overplayed their importance in the Second World War at the expense of their allies, secondly the movie was much too long and dragged out in some parts and finally the ending was fairly bland and given that Patton died in Europe only months after the end of the War his death may have been a more fitting end to the movie.
slightly disappointed in this movie. I expected it to be more of a war movie then a biography
I'm looking at WW2 items and was aware this DVD of Patton was made. He certainly was a powerful General and the part played by George Scott was excellent and portrayed his character. I was left wondering what happened to Patton in the end.
what a masterful performance by george c scott
This film stands the test of time well. The opening scenes in North Africa are well done as are the later scenes in Sicily and Europe.
Scott plays one of the finest roles of his career and his characterisation of Patton fits the biographies perfectly. The audio commentary in the special features is excellent and not to be missed. Patton was a larger than life person, the film manages to convey much of his personality with great conviction.
If you like WWII war films this is a must. George C. Scott at his best.
An outstanding film, providing a refreshing change to mainstream WW2 war films. It primarily focuses on the drive and determination of a fascinating character, and the politics and manipulation carried out at the leadership level, at the expense of the troops on the ground. Whilst amusingly anti-British in its perspective of Montgomery, it is also quite perceptively anti political-correctness, quite an achievement considering it is from the late 60's. It also provides an apparently honest view of the defeat of Germany, without laying any falsified claims to the success of the Allies being due to the involvement of the Americans, unlike many more recent films.