Wuthering Heights
Wuthering Heights (2012)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 23, 2013
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Critic Score: 68% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Director Andrea Arnold's gritty, naturalistic re-imagining of the Emily Bronte classic stays true to the book's spirit while utilizing an unconventional approach to explore the romantic yearning at the heart of the story.

Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

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.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

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.

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John P. McCarthy
America Magazine

Intense and imagistic, sensual and rather salacious, this is a wild, fascinatingly bleak adaptation that seizes on the book's more lurid motifs.

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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune

In reality it's a bit of a slog.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

Essentially a misunderstanding of (or an inability to convey) the breathing soul of this material.

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Kristal Cooper
We Got This Covered

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.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Arnold has been successful in reimagining the story's archetypal emotions in the story, bringing it closer to its passionate elements.

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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News

Lyrical and minimalist - if you don't care for such qualities, you may just find it slow ...

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John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Cuts beneath the romantic accretion of decades of movie and TV adaptations to penetrate the dark heathen heart of Emily Bronte's 1847 novel.

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'Wuthering Heights'. Breathtaking natural imagery, sound and raw direction in a most enjoyable tragedy. The juxtaposition of the microcosm of nature,… More
Cameron Johnson
"And those wuthering heights, in those wuthering hills, she was looking so right in her diamonds and frills!" Randomly thrown together, but still… More
Anthony Lawrie
Andrea Arnold's adaptation of Bronte's classic Wuthering Heights is unlike most adaptations. It's not dialogue heavy but instead relies on… More
Daniel Parsons
A bold, passionate and vivid version of the much adapted Emily Bronte novel that dispenses much of the dialogue instead to concentration very much on the harsh… More
Walter M.
In "Wuthering Heights," Mr. Earnshaw(Paul Hilton) brings back an orphan boy(Solomon Glave) from his most recent trip who promptly gets spit in the eye… More
Hassan Vawda
The first half of this film is just wonderful. The two unknown actors who play a young Heathcliff and young Catherine are fantastic and Andrea Arnold brings out… More