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Patton Reviews

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
March 1, 2015
George C. Scott makes for such an unstoppably watchable Patton that... he makes every single onscreen moment feels like the most vital thing you have ever seen in a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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Wanda Hale
New York Daily News
February 22, 2015
I'd like to pin four stars on each shoulder of George C. Scott for his perspective characterization of the military genius, the controversial man.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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TIME Magazine
February 22, 2015
The movie's vision blurs the man and, incidentally, the just war around him.
David Parkinson
Radio Times
February 21, 2014
Combining blimpish bluster with moments of monstrous ego and unexpected humanity, Scott makes this magnificent film unforgettable.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
February 15, 2013
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Andrew Lowry
Total Film
February 15, 2013
It's certainly a great performance from Scott, a seamless, pity-free portrayal.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Andrew Sarris
Village Voice
February 6, 2013
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.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media
March 9, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Paul Brenner
May 14, 2009
Scott is extraordinary -- intense, brazen, passionate.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
June 2, 2008
A bio-epic on the order of Lawrence of Arabia, Patton is a smart, even-handed, fully realized historical film. [Blu-Ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Steve Crum
May 22, 2008
Superb telling of WWII General George Patton, brilliantly played by George C. Scott.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
March 7, 2008
It's Scott's virtuoso performance that carries the film.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Variety Staff
February 19, 2008
War is hell, and Patton is one hell of a war picture, perhaps one of the most remarkable of its type ever made.
Leigh Singer
February 19, 2008
An absorbing, polished character study powered by an epic performance.

Empire Magazine
February 19, 2008
Scott is simply awesome as the one-of-a-kind General George Patton.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Felix Gonzalez Jr.
DVD Review
July 10, 2007
Scott appears not to act, but to fully inhabit his role, from his profanity spewing down to the swagger of his walk.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
December 13, 2006
Nixon's favorite movie, which proves he was blind to ambiguity as well as a few other things.
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
December 2, 2006
George C. Scott is terrific as General George S. Patton in this blend of intersting biopic and bland war film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Emanuel Levy
July 25, 2006
As written by Coppola and directed by Shaffner, Patton bears an ambiguous message, attempting to please right-wing and left-wing viewers, though George C. Scott's powerful performance rises above the film's politics.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Phil Hardy
Time Out
June 24, 2006
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.
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