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Wuthering Heights
Andrea Arnold's Wuthering Heights is an excitingly fresh and distinct take on the classic novel by Emily Brontė. An epic love story that spans childhood well into the young adult years, the film follows Heathcliff, a boy taken in by a benevolent Yorkshire farmer, Earnshaw. Living in Earnshaw's home, Heathcliff develops a passionate relationship with the farmer's teenage daughter, Catherine, inspiring the envy and mistrust of his son, Hindley. When Earnshaw passes away, the now-grown characters must finally confront the intense feelings and rivalries that have built up throughout… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 68%

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"Arnold drastically pares back dialogue and exposition, telling the classic tale of passion and revenge with probing, harshly sensual camera work and a minimum of sentimentality."
‑ Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Arnold ... has put her stamp on Emily Brontė's 19th-century novel Wuthering Heights, but it's a smudged and imperfect stamp, to be sure."
‑ Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
"Intense and imagistic, sensual and rather salacious, this is a wild, fascinatingly bleak adaptation that seizes on the book's more lurid motifs."
‑ John P. McCarthy, America Magazine
"Most of what's here is interesting enough to be valuable on its own right without quite managing to be "good"."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"...almost unbearably sensual - and not only in a sexual way."
‑ Josh Larsen, LarsenOnFilm
"In reality it's a bit of a slog."
‑ Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
"Essentially a misunderstanding of (or an inability to convey) the breathing soul of this material."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"Wuthering Heights is stunningly shot and beautifully acted. It puts you inside the minds of Cathy and Heathcliff in a way no other adaptation has done before."
‑ Kristal Cooper, We Got This Covered
"The atmosphere is vivid but the romance is not."
‑ Chris Hewitt (St. Paul), St. Paul Pioneer Press
"Arnold doesn't merely adapt Bronte's story but retells it in her own style, creating a film that can be frustratingly languid to start but becomes mesmerizing as it progresses."
‑ Brian Tallerico, HollywoodChicago.com
"Arnold has been successful in reimagining the story's archetypal emotions in the story, bringing it closer to its passionate elements."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Lyrical and minimalist - if you don't care for such qualities, you may just find it slow ..."
‑ Chris Vognar, Dallas Morning News
"Cuts beneath the romantic accretion of decades of movie and TV adaptations to penetrate the dark heathen heart of Emily Bronte's 1847 novel."
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"Your enjoyment of the film will depend on your appreciation of the troubling and brutal nature of the source material."
‑ Rebecca Barry, Flicks.co.nz
"Alive with texture--sensations and noises, fur and breezes, accentuating both slow-moving stillness and the perception of the now."
‑ Matt Pais, RedEye
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