Patton

Patton
Patton
  • PG
  • 2h 50m
  • 1970
Certified Fresh96%
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This critically acclaimed, 1970 Best Picture Academy Award® Winner is a riveting portrait of one of the 20th century's greatest military geniuses. The only Allied general truly feared by the Nazis, George S. Patton (George C. Scott in a Best Actor OSCAR®-winning performance), Patton out-maneuvered Rommel in Africa, and after D-Day led his troops in an unstoppable campaign across Europe.
© 1969 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Certified Fresh96%
Critics Consensus: George C. Scott's sympathetic, unflinching portrayal of the titular general in this sprawling epic is as definitive as any performance in the history of American biopics.
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New York Daily News
Wanda Hale
Fresh

I'd like to pin four stars on each shoulder of George C. Scott for his perspective characterizatio...

June 25, 2017
TIME Magazine
TIME Staff
Rotten

The movie's vision blurs the man and, incidentally, the just war around him.

February 21, 2019
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Oscar-winning biographical war epic is complex, violent.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Patton is an epic war movie, and a biopic about General George S. Patton Jr. It was a big hit in its day and won seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture. It includes widescreen battlefield violence, with shooting and explosions; dead bodies and blood are shown in the aftermath. Patton has a potty mouth, though he tends to stay away from very strong language: "s--t" is heard only once. Far more common is "bastard," "goddamn," and "son of a bitch." There's also some brief innuendo, though no sexual situations. Patton smokes a cigar and occasionally drinks at military functions. The movie is a very complex mix of celebrating military strategy and excellence, but also commenting upon the evils of war, though it's apparent that Patton himself comes out looking like a hero either way. It will be a good discussion starter for mature teens.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama, Action
  • Release Date:January 25, 1970
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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