Friday, May 15, 2015

AFI Top 100, #89: "Patton" (1970)

This movie was previously reviewed as part of my Best Picture Project. Below is the pertinent information about it: the movie stats, plot summary, and the rating I gave it. You can read the full text of my review HERE.

Movie Stats:
Released 1970 (USA)
American, in English (some subtitled German; minimal non-translated French)
Director – Franklin J. Schaffner
Stars – George C. Scott, Karl Malden

Plot Summary:
Showcases the exploits of George S. Patton (Scott), an American general, during his African and European campaigns of WWII. Malden co-stars as General Omar N. Bradley.

4 stars


Patricia said...

Ah the iconic poster. Which is still my only frame of reference for this movie. :-)

balyien said...

I can't remember if I said this in my original post, but I remember in my early years in HS, some of the older kids had to watch "Patton" for history class and they moaned and groaned like it was the worst torture ever. I think I escaped because I took AP history. Therefore, I never saw it until I did this project. At any rate, I always assumed this movie was terrible because of my contemporaries' reaction to it, so I was very surprised to enjoy it as much as I did.