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War, Biography






Franklin J. Schaffner


George C. Scott
Morgan Paull
Karl Malden
Stephen Young
Michael Strong
Frank Latimore





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A hard nosed controversial general is shown in this WW 2 movie about how to win battles and look good doing it.

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Snoogans 05/27/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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The 'war' movie genre, as a whole, is hit-or-miss for me. Some are long, drawn out, and preachy. Other's are action heavy and dramatically overbearing. 'Patton' is a special case. It is a long endeavor, with much war violence, but it's true ambition is being a well written and performed character study. The film's ability to combine all these elements in entertaining fashion is why I hold it in higher regard. George C. Scott's terrific performance is the central aspect of the film. Without him, this wouldn't be half as good.

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patjohnson76 11/28/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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A rare war drama that manages to mix both action-packed battle scenes along with strong character development - and do it well. George C. Scott's performance is pretty incredible, and he carries this biography of Gen. George Patton for nearly 3 hours. Yeah, that sounds like a long time, but the film moves along pretty well. There's a good supporting cast but the star of the show is Scott, who gives probably one of the best performances on film of the last 50 years.

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mitchellyoung 11/04/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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If you can sink your teeth into this lengthy biography, it's very involving and interesting. George C. Scott gives a fully-nuanced portrayal of the great General Patton and is easily the highlight of the film. The battle scenes are exciting, but this is a film that isn't afraid to explore military tactic or personal conviction and doesn't rely solely on action for its success.

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05/17/2016 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"Patton" by Yojimbo

This biopic of lauded American general George S. Patton is an admirably warts and all depiction of one of the leading figures of the Second World War. Through a commanding performance by George C. Scott, Patton is not only shown as a charismatic, supremely self-confident and wily military tactician, but also a judgemental, self-aggrandising, tactless and undiplomatic glory hound who was often more interested in a game of oneupmanship with his fellow allied commanders than beating the enemy or the welfare of his soldiers. It's interesting how a lesson in humility brought out the best in the man and the way the conflict is shown from a tactical point of view rather than in the thick of the battle, which gives the story an almost "historical" feel. The battle sequences are brillian...

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01/02/2015 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Patton is the best biography I've seen in years

George S. Patton Jr.: "The above quotes are all erroneous, and grievously so, except for the very first!"

The story is about a hard nosed controversial general is shown in this WW 2 movie about how to win battles and look good doing it.

Movies back in the 70's was the dark age of films. Graphic, brutal, dark and took many chance's with it's shocking scenes that left many people cold and speechless. Until one late night when this movie came on TV and I only heard a couple of things about it but nothing much. So I was there acting all cocking thinking "Oh classic movie eh? well blow my mind classic movie", then I started to watch and I really got into it, to the point where I understand why people raving this has a classic and this movie was a lot different then t...

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11/12/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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The story of General George S. Patton (George C. Scott) in various battles in American II Corps in North Africa, Allied invasion of Sicily and Battle of the Bulge. He is a General with a conceited, vain attitude mixed with exceptional strategic battlefield tactical concepts to win battles. George C. Scott's astounding performance really made the film a classic to watch. The cinematography is one of the best scene on screen because of the different locations utilized. The score was likewise memorable. Its technical in terms of screenplay and focuses on the General's sometimes absurd comments that affects his brilliant career. Some nice quotes from the picture: "All my life I've wanted to lead a bunch of men in a desperate battle. Today, I get to do just that." "An entire world at war...

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