• Patton (1970)


Release Date: April 2nd, 1970

DVD Release Date: November 7th, 2000

PG |2 hr 51 min

Plot Summary

Biography of controversial World War II hero General George S. Patton. The film covers his wartime activities and accomplishments, beginning with his entry into the North African campaign and ending with his removal from command after his outspoken criticism of US post-war military strategy.

Cast: George C. Scott, Karl Malden, Michael Bates, Edward Binns, Larry Dobkin, John Doucette, James Edwards, Frank Latimore

Director: Franklin J. Schaffner

Genres: War , Biography , Historical drama

Production Co: Twentieth Century Fox

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: 1940s, Rescue, Pursuit, Soldier, Rise, Death, Touching, Hospital

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Mike ClarkUSA Today

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

  • 100
    Michael WilmingtonChicago 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 BerardinelliReelViews

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

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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Winner Art Direction
Winner Best Picture
Nominated Music (Original Score)
Nominated Special Visual Effects
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Cinematography
Nominated Soundtrack
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1971)
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Winner Sound
Winner Film Editing
Winner Writing (Story and Screenplay - Based on Factual Material or Material Not Previously Published or Produced)
Winner Directing