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706 Ratings


Directed by Franklin J. Schaffner
United States, 1970
Drama, Biography, War


The World War II phase of the controversial American general’s career is depicted.

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Patton Directed by Franklin J. Schaffner

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1971 | 7 wins including: Best Picture

1971 | 3 nominations including: Best Cinematography

National Board of Review

1971 | 3 wins including: Best Film

BAFTA Awards

1971 | 2 nominations including: Best Actor

Critics reviews

Just when I was about to fall asleep, [Patton] suddenly turns into a glory-obsessed tyrant willing to sacrifice men’s lives to get his name in newspaper headlines, with George C. Scott modulating the performance into a more naturalistic take on Buck Turgidson… So one-third of a great movie, more or less. But it’s a pretty damn bracing third.
June 23, 2012
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It’s neither “The Green Berets” nor “Dr. Strangelove,” but something ambiguously in between. The screenplay by Francis Ford Coppola and Edmund H. North based on factual material by Ladislas Farago limits itself largely to its protagonist’s range of vision, and inevitably colors an entire period with the lurid spectrum of Patton’s egocentricity.
February 26, 1970
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