Cleopatra (1934)

In this film, Queen Cleopatra uses her feminine wiles to become sole ruler of Egypt. By turns kittenish and cold-blooded, Cleopatra wraps such otherwise responsible Roman worthies as Julius Caesar and Marc Antony around her well-manicured… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 5, 1934
DVD Release Date: May 23, 2006
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Sean Axmaker
Parallax View

... DeMille's lavish but stilted film... is all production value and no style.

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Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

It's fun to watch -- no, it's stunning to watch, because of all the money that DeMille and company threw at the screen.

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Emanuel Levy

Despite many incongruous elements, like treating the text as soap opera and the dialogue as gossip, this is one of DeMille's most enjoyable films, superior to Mankiewicz 1963 version, in large part due to Claudette Colbert's sexy interpretation.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Typical overblown DeMille "historical" spectacle.

Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

DeMille at his most DeMille.

Tim Dirks
Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films

The master showman Cecil B. DeMille's Cleopatra (1934) is a modernistic 1930s costume spectacle that reshapes the Cleopatra story

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Flixster Audience Score: 66% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
For a DeMille pageant film this one is not too over the top with Claudette suitably seductive in the lead although the 1930's eyebrows are a distraction.… More
Veronique Kwak
the 30s "cleopatra" is cecil b. demille's epic piece as well as claudette colbert's ultimate height of shimmering glamour in lavish period… More
Kevin M. Williams
For my money the best cinematic Cleo, baby, Cleo, and the reason is the sensuous, languorous smoky turn given by Claudette Colbert who, along with the ever… More
John Ballantine
I enjoyed this more than Liz Taylor's version. The men are less than convincing in their roles but Claudette Colbert plays a very interesting Cleo.
Aj V
The only reason to watch this movie is for Colbert. Otherwise, it's just the same old story we've seen over and over in other movies about Cleopatra,… More
Antonius Block
What an extraordinary year 1934 was for Claudette Colbert. "It Happened One Night", "Imitation of Life", and of course, Cecil B.… More