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  • 100
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Still mesmerizes on the strength of George C. Scott's chew-your-behind performance. [5 Nov. 1999, p.6E] show more

  • 100
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    The movie holds up far better than its detractors guessed - splendidly, in fact - not only thanks to Scott's spellbinding acting, but to the epic imagery, Coppola's (and Edmund North's) highly intelligent script and Schaffner's lucid, perfectly controlled direction. show more

  • 100
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Patton remains to this day one of Hollywood's most compelling biographical war pictures. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Not a war film so much as the story of a personality who has found the right role to play. Scott's theatricality is electrifying. show more

  • 90
    TV Guide

    Patton is a war movie of unusual depth and a landmark in screen biographies. show more

  • 75
    Entertainment Weekly

    George C. Scott's Oscar-winning portrait of the megalomaniacal warrior general is still the glue holding together this blunt study of war as the ultimate human (and dehumanizing) game. show more

  • 100
    Variety

    War is hell, and Patton is one hell of a war picture, perhaps one of the most remarkable of its type ever made. show more

  • 90
    Vincent Canby The New York Times

    A huge, initially ambivalent but finally adoring, Pop portrait of one of the most brilliant and outrageous American military figures of the last one hundred years. show more

  • 80
    Dave Kehr Chicago Reader

    Patton's personality--conveyed with pointed theatrical flair by George C. Scott--is registered in rich tones of grandeur and megalomania, genius and petty sadism. show more

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