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"Patton" tells the tale of General George S. Patton, famous tank commander of World War II. The film begins with patton's career in North Africa and progresses through the invasion of Germany and the fall of the Third Reich. Side plots also speak of Patton's numerous faults such his temper and habit towards insubordination.
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…
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Strong Performances - George C. Scott
Review In A Nutshell:
Patton is an excellent film that captures the essence of the titular character. Let me just get this out of the way and say that, before seeing this, I didn't know who General Patton was and what he has achieved. I came into this film like an empty vessel and letting the film shape my perspective of the character and what I got was certainly satisfying.
The film shows us that Patton was a driven man; he wanted to be ranked up there along with the notable names in the history of war. It also shows us his life values and his expectations from his soldiers in…
With the film opening to a screen filled with the star spangled banner and one man, whose presence dominates the space and the rest of the auditorium he is addressing, barking bold, military rhetoric you instantly think this is a satire. Something in the mould of M.A.S.H. or Catch-22, which was released in the same year. Yet throughout, it manages to remain somewhere inbetween, believing its outlandish patriotic stance and seemingly mocking it.
That speech never happened of course, it was just a collection of statements made by the General pieced together into a longer monologue by Coppola. Immediately that opening scene tells us almost everything we need to know about this megalomaniac and his madman philosophy of war that…
Way more epic than I had expected. George C. Scott is a monster. Fantastic performance. You get a great sense of time passing and things going on and the general flow of the war and the different people and their differing opinions and levels of influence. And so on.
And you get one of the greatest pieces of tank action ever.
The opening monologue promises a character with striking visions, a movie out of the ordinary and something really special. Although Patton certainly was a man out of the ordinary, the film doesn't take any risks, and to me, it got "too ordinary" in some parts. Luckily there's more than enough brilliant dialogues and interesting battle scenes to keep me interested and invested in the story of both the war and the character.
The quality of the film is raised from "good" to "great" by Scott's performance alone. He's that good! Scott embraces his inscrutable character. This film doesn't dwell in the glory or horrors of war, instead it finds its glory and horror in its flawed, but charismatic protagonist, in all of his failures, weakness and accomplishments.
A fine biopic.
It's a fine piece of work centered on a pretty damn interesting character, and yet I'll be damned if this one wasn't easier to respect than enjoy.
The film of focuses its attention on General George Patton and his impact on the Allies pursuit and conquest in WWII. Whether you are of the opinion that Patton was a ruthless warrior living in the wrong time period or simply a war-crazed lunatic with little care for human life, there is very little doubt the man was interesting as fuck. The film in particular does a pretty good job of revealing unknown depth to this man. More of a character study than war film, the material here is concerned solely with providing…
Schaffner is no David Lean, and Patton is no Lawrence of Arabia. This felt hardly more substantial than a big budget History Channel TV special, an artless hagiography that struggles to say anything conclusive about Patton despite nearly three hours spent studying him. Oddly, I think we get a better understanding of who he was by watching his enemies debate his plans and try to outthink him. These scenes would be ancillary in any other movie, and while they’re not exactly compelling here either, they’re at least a window into something below the surface level. An interesting counterpoint could have been established between Rommel’s perspective on Patton the legend, and our insight into Patton the man, but this never happens.…
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Franklin J. Schaffner has had experience with portraying "The War Lord", but, baby, this right here is a military leader for you! It's a real shame that this didn't tie into Schaffner's previous endeavor, because with George Patton, we probably could have beaten back those dirty apes. Anyhow, this is an epic tribute to the awesome skill of... Mike Patton-I mean, George C. Scott-I mean, George S. Patton! Yeah, Scott having a very similar name to the cat he's playing can't be a coincidence, unless it is more than just that. Yeah, maybe Scott turned down his Oscar because he wasn't really acting in this and was, in fact, George S. Patton in disguise... for some reason. Whatever the case…
No poor bastard ever won a war by dying for his country.
When you put your hands in a pile of goo that was a second ago your best friend's face, you'll know what to do.
Great performance from GCS but the film is a bit "biopicy". Entertaining enough for the nearly 3h running time (including Intermission!).
After catching bits and pieces of Patton on tv over the years, I'm really happy with my decision to sit down and watch the whole thing. I think the word epic is applicable here. Patton as a man is mesmerizing and awe inspiring. Some of the cinematography feels slightly dated, but I appreciated the risks in style.
Letter Grade: C
"Thirty years from now, when you're sitting around your fireside with your grandson on your knee and he asks you, "What did you do in the great World War II," you won't have to say, "Well... I shoveled shit in Louisiana."
I love World War II history and I have always been fascinated by General George Patton. After several times seeing this film about his time in the war I am disappointed in the film and baffled by its place in film history. It's watchable because I love WW2 history so much and its performance from George C. Scott. Scott is very good as the interesting man that Patton was. Given a better script and direction it…
Filme irado! Táticas de guerra baseado na história antiga. O cara é um gênio. Recomendo!
Print quality: B+. (Occasional audio dropouts and copious scratches at times; however, color tone and depth of clarity were stunning.)
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