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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Jdsarmientoburgos's rating of the film The Cheat

    Made in the same year as The Birth of a Nation, and while (almost) equally as racist and used to indict fear for another race, it lacks the cinematic element that Birth contained in order to make it a passable film.

  2. Log Lady's rating of the film The Cheat

    A pretty forgettable and pedestrian melodrama with only a few glimpses of beautiful camerawork, but Hayakawa's natural performance is worth seeing.

  3. Charolastra's rating of the film The Cheat

    Whoa, I had almost forgotten about this gem.

  4. Roscoe's rating of the film The Cheat

    Deeply silly melodrama with some fine lighting and camerawork -- the overwhelming stupidity of the female lead leads to disaster. Don't forget who The Cheat really is here.

  5. AKFilmFan's rating of the film The Cheat

    This drama has two assets that helped it rise from obscurity: DeMille's direction and use of lighting and Hayakawa's performance that has a brooding lead-man quality that surely won over many viewers back in the day. Unfortunately the (now dated) story and the only-adequate performances from the remaining cast bring the film down somewhat.

  6. Kenji's rating of the film The Cheat

    One of the BFI's 360 Classics selection, regarded by many as De Mille's finest, and it's not hard to see why. By turns light and elegant, dark and suspenseful, then gripping and dynamic, it's a well made film, with inventive lighting. Just a pity the smooth dastardly villain trying to take advantage of a frivolously extravagant married woman has to be Japanese (converted to Burmese in intertitles a few years later)

  7. Anton Williams's rating of the film The Cheat

  8. goeienag's rating of the film The Cheat

  9. chanandre's rating of the film The Cheat

    [Cinémathèque PT #: 35 mm] (2010)