I must admit bias from the beginning. George S Patton ranks as a bit of a hero and George C Scott is an actor I admire. (I have recently returned from Sicily tracing the western then eastern tank tracks.)
Dealing with the last days of the war and his role as Military Governor of Bavaria, the writers Ladislas Farago (who wrote the original book) and William Luce do not get embroiled or side-tracked into the conspiracy theories surrounding his death but play it by the official book.
Coming from a long-line of high-ranking military people, larger-than-life and a man of many facets - often apparently conflicting - and one never afraid to speak his passionate, erudite mind, he was not cut-out for military governorship and the careful diplomacy required in the immediate post-war period with our new Soviet allies.
Like the earlier "Patton", again starring George C Scott who not only looks like him but, in all that I have read, including Patton's own books, I feel sure he acted the part excellently, this film sets the post-war scene very well and is very enjoyable; being a film of its age, the sharpness, colour and sound quality do not meet modern standards but one should not expect that. Much of what it contains is well-documented elsewhere, giving it a very believable quality.
Although it stands by itself, it is best seen after viewing the first film, "Patton".
If this film whets any appetites, for those interested in Patton, the recent documentary series, "Patton 360º" is worth the investment; many hours full of documentary details, original footage and dramadoc sections, it is fascinating.