Patton

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Time Out says

As a study of power, neither Coppola's script nor Schaffner's direction are precise enough to merit the praise that has been heaped upon them. As an exercise in biography, however, Schaffner and Coppola's character study of General George S Patton is marvellous, especially in its sideways debunking of the American Hero. 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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1969

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171 mins

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JWyllie

PH. It is apparently that you weren't taught history or the usual Hollywood bravado when portraying our hero's. Did you even watch the film? The movie portrayed the 101 surrounded on all sides and Patton to the rescue. Your review comes over as someone who wishes Patton would have lost, thus many lives. Patton was the General that the allies needed and America produced. Thank God for that man and his ego, otherwise Sir many more would have died. It was also a race between Russia and the allies to get to Berlin fist, If I may suggest once you are done learning about WW2 you might want to research Berlin and post war. Although the race was on, Patton was very much aware the war could still be lost. Yes, he wanted to win the war, what professional soldier doesn't? There was no debunking Patton, since if it were not for his ego Sir, your America and much of Europe could be a different place today. You should thank God for this man and others like them because you have no idea of his courage, accomplishments nor the lives he saved in help defeating Hitler and Axes powers. Your comments are offensive, based upon little knowledge on the subject matter nor an understanding to what this man and the III Army did to defeat the Nazi machine. It is unfortunate that you felt it was more necessary to dishonor the man instead of critique the film. You should be grateful to General Patton and others like him, who make it possible everyday for you to write utter nonsense.

JWyllie

PH. It is apparently that you weren't taught history or the usual Hollywood bravado when portraying our hero's. Did you even watch the film? The movie portrayed the 101 surrounded on all sides and Patton to the rescue. Your review comes over as someone who wishes Patton would have lost, thus many lives. Patton was the General that the allies needed and America produced. Thank God for that man and his ego, otherwise Sir many more would have died. It was also a race between Russia and the allies to get to Berlin fist, If I may suggest once you are done learning about WW2 you might want to research Berlin and post war. Although the race was on, Patton was very much aware the war could still be lost. Yes, he wanted to win the war, what professional soldier doesn't? There was no debunking Patton, since if it were not for his ego Sir, your America and much of Europe could be a different place today. You should thank God for this man and others like them because you have no idea of his courage, accomplishments nor the lives he saved in help defeating Hitler and Axes powers. Your comments are offensive, based upon little knowledge on the subject matter nor an understanding to what this man and the III Army did to defeat the Nazi machine. It is unfortunate that you felt it was more necessary to dishonor the man instead of critique the film. You should be grateful to General Patton and others like him, who make it possible everyday for you to write utter nonsense.

James Sweeney

In reading your review of Patton, I am astonished at your having this job, seeing that you missed the very essense of the man himself. I would say though that this review falls well in line with the media of the present times. They are most excellent in armchair quarterbacking everything, and especially judging men that they themselves couldnt possibly live up to in character.

James Sweeney

In reading your review of Patton, I am astonished at your having this job, seeing that you missed the very essense of the man himself. I would say though that this review falls well in line with the media of the present times. They are most excellent in armchair quarterbacking everything, and especially judging men that they themselves couldnt possibly live up to in character.