1970 **** 171 mins.
George C. Scott's legendary performance as the controversial World War II military general is not the only good thing this film has going for it. The opening scene is iconic, Karl Malden's performance is equally as commendable, and the battle scenes are exciting. The writing is witty and even funny at times, and the direction is superb. My main qualm is that it just goes on way too long.
Original theatrical aspect ratio: 2.35:1 (Dimension 150)
Screen Story and Screenplay by
Francis Ford Coppola and Edmund H. North
Based on Factual Material from "Patton: Ordeal and Triumph" by
and "A Soldier's Story" by
Omar N. Bradley
Franklin J. Schaffner