Patton

Patton

DVD - 2001
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Story of General Patton in World War II whose military brilliance was balanced by his inability to deal with the social and political aspects of war, causing him difficulties in his dealings with the War Department.

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hoacornell
Feb 28, 2016

A masterpiece of a film that is a fine tribute to General Patton, who was one of World War II's best generals. The film shows his triumphs and his tragedies, but he comes out an admired hero. The film is epic in size with an intermission in the middle of the film. They don't make masterpieces like this any more!

aaa5756 Aug 02, 2014

Very well done movie. A pleasure to watch. I would recommend this movie for all to see. No fast forwarding on this one. No falling asleep on this DVD!!!!!

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garycornell
May 25, 2014

An epic movie with George C. Scott giving the best performance of his long acting career. We are so fortunate to have a movie which is all true and based on a script written by none other than Director Francis Ford Coppola. Director Franklin Schaftner had just finished "Nicholas and Alexandra:". He was working one epic movie after another. George C. Scott plays Patton and Karl Malden plays General Omar Bradley. The real General Bradley was an advisor on the movie, which may have led to George C. Scott capturing the essence of Patton. It is one of films greatest scenes when he stands before a draped American Flag and delivers a speech to his troops to open the movie. You won't find any weakness in this masterpiece. It is an unforgettable movie that will stand the test of time as one of the greatest American movies ever made!

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StarGladiator
Jan 31, 2014

When the World War I veterans, promised a bonus during an earlier depression, but never received, marched on Washington, they were forcefully dispersed, along with their former commander, one Gen. Smedley Butler, and brutally driven away by officers Patton, Eisenhower and MacArthur. Such a display of military loyalty to combat veterans of brutal trench warfare and German biowarfare - - NOT! Despicable behavior by three who would repeatedly display gross incompetence and bloodthirstiness (Patton and his son in the military, Eisenhower selling out the American worker during his administration, and overthrowing democratically-elected governments, and MacArthur's chronic and continuing stupidity in ignoring Army intelligence in WWII and the Korean War),

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triptophan
Jan 29, 2014

Patton is a boring war movie. I recommend: The Dirty Dozen, Saving Private Ryan, Courage Under Fire, A few Good Men and From here to Eternity. Great war movies! Much better than Patton any day.

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liquiddemons
Aug 13, 2013

Excellent warts-and-all film documentary of Patton. George C. Scott is superb in the title role. A multi-Oscar-winning film that is a must see. They don't make movies like this anymore!

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AGuyInAHat
Jun 25, 2013

George S. Patton was a sociopath, but he was a brillian sociopath. He is with all honesty the greatest gift to the American Military since Stonewall Jackson, and he even says so himself in the film. I once did a report on legendary Military figures, and researching Patton was an great experience for me. Wheather you are liberal minded and believe he is a savage brute, or conservative minded and believe he was a great man, one cannot deny the almost biblical scope of Schaffners masterwork. Patton of course would never have been brought to life if not for the masterful performance by George C. Scott. One of the best war films I have ever seen, right up there with the Deer Hunter and Apocolypse Now.

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Monolith
Mar 10, 2013

Narcissistic? Maybe. Sociopathic? Possibly. Prima donna? Definitely. A driven, strategical virtuoso with a bloodlust that seemed insatiable. With the diplomatic social graces of a doorknob. But primarily, he was a thorough student of military history, and a helluva soldier, and I'm grateful he was on our side! George C. Scott's incredible Oscar winning role of his career (which he refused to accept, incidentally).

aaa5756 Jan 09, 2013

One of the best films I have seen in this year. It was entertaining and interesting. Great performances a must see for all. “Truly a really great movie worth the long library wait or the price to rent from a Red Box”.

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imartin
Feb 24, 2012

I originally saw this the same evening it was awarded its numerous Academy Awards with my dad a veteran. He always insisted that this movie portrayed the realities of war very well. I still enjoy watching the performance of the actors.

The additional components are also worthy of viewing. It may assist newer viewers to understand the movie even better.

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aaa5756 Aug 02, 2014

“National honor is the national property of the highest value.” -James Madison

aaa5756 Aug 02, 2014

“The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.” -Franklin D Roosevelt

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Monolith
Mar 10, 2013

Clergyman: "...The colonel's agent toured us around your quarters, General Patton, and I was interested to see a Bible by your bed! You actually find time to read it?" General George S. Patton Jr.: "I sure do... Every goddamn day..."

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Monolith
Mar 10, 2013

General George S. Patton Jr. (in response to being delayed by a snowstorm): "... Brave men dying up there... I'm not going to wait -- not an hour! Not a minute! ...We're going to keep moving... IS THAT CLEAR?!? We're going to attack all night! We're going to attack tomorrow morning! If we are not VICTORIOUS... let no one come back alive..."

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Monolith
Mar 10, 2013

General George S. Patton Jr. (reading a prayer he ordered from the army chaplain): "Almighty and most merciful Father... We humbly beseech Thee... of Thy great goodness... to restrain this immoderate weather with which we've had to contend... Grant us fair weather for battle. Graciously hearken to us, as soldiers who call upon Thee... that armed with Thy power, we may advance from victory to victory... and crush the oppression, and wickedness of our enemies... and establish Thy justice... among men, and nations... Amen..."

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Feb 24, 2012

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aaa5756 Aug 02, 2014

"Surviving is the only glory in war." - Sam Fuller First Infantry Division World War II

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