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Patton

The life and accomplishments of the World War II General, George S. Patton (played by George C. Scott) are dramatized in this classic 1970 movie. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B
Violence: C-
Sexual Content: A-
Language: D
Drugs/Alcohol: B
Run Time: 172
Theater Release: 31 Dec 1969
Video Release: 05 Nov 2012
MPAA Rating: PG
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Why Is Patton Rated PG?


Violence: War battles are constantly depicted with air raids, explosions, tank fire, gunshots, stabbings and hand-to-hand combat. Soldiers are seen being shot, run over by machinery and caught on fire. Many corpses are depicted. Bloody injuries and occasional missing body parts are shown. Local people loot clothing and other possessions from the dead. An angry commander slaps a soldier and threatens to shoot him. Horses are shot and their bodies dumped in a river. A man narrowly escapes being hit by a run-away cart.

Sexual Content: A picture of a pin-up girl is shown. Soldiers engaging in sexual activities are mildly insinuated. Shirtless men are seen washing.

Language: Pervasive mild and moderate profanities, as well as terms of Christian Deity. Ethno-cultural slurs and demeaning names are used.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Alcohol is consumed at social events and dinners. A character constantly smokes cigars.

Other: A character makes references to his belief in Christianity and reincarnation.

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