"Rommel you magnificent b��t��d I READ YOUR BOOK!"
Which means Patton LEARNED from Rommel.
I dont base my opinions on a movie script. You have to look at the historical record of how he performed under different situations. Patton allways led his forces when he had the advantage and was invaribly assigned excellent logistical supply. He never had to fight a desperate battle when he was outnumbered 3 to 1 and still managed to come out on top. He was a great general when he had overwhelming numbers.
The germans were usually on the short end of the stick in combat except in very early campaigns and about 1-2 short periods in a single battle.
PS dont use wikpedia to support that movie quote.. any bloke can just stick any type of jiberish imaginable on that site. Alot of that movie is accurate but many of his lines were embellished to add more effect. Of course he said many improper things and got himself in alot of trouble but in my books i have of him that was not one of his 'real moments'.