83

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Willful, meandering, and intriguing, this Wuthering Heights is similarly headstrong.
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75

Slant Magazine

By Joseph Jon Lanthier
In whittling down Emily Brontë's romance to its most earthly aspects, Andrea Arnold stylizes herself into an unavoidable corner.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
What she hasn't done is make a terrifically entertaining film. Although this version dumps many of the novel's passages, particularly from the later chapters, it's dreary and slow-paced, heavy on atmosphere, introverted. I suppose life on an isolated moor was like that at the time, but do we need this much atmosphere?
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
If the new Wuthering Heights makes you uncomfortable, that's part of Andrea Arnold's game plan.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Arnold's Wuthering Heights has its doom-laden moments of urgency and heartache, but vast swaths of the (longish) film just seem to meander across the muddy hills.
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63

New York Post

By Sara Stewart
If you can handle the glacial pacing and lack of dialogue, there is a certain squirmy satisfaction to watching this well-worn story of love, cruelty and madness play out minus the long-winded speeches and romantic catharsis.
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63

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Arnold's interpretation is taciturn, often entirely without dialogue, though it becomes increasingly conventional in its scene structure as it goes and as the actors hand off the key roles. In reality it's a bit of a slog. ... The movie plays like an idea for a 'Wuthering Heights' adaptation.
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50

Washington Post

Her approach to the material is fresh, considering her focus on the messy, muddy landscape as a metaphor for the story's unbridled relationships. But with so much attention paid to mood and imagery, emotions seem to get lost in the wind.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The new Wuthering Heightsis all gloomy moors and muck, but not much convincing passion.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The bottom line with Andrea Arnold's Wuthering Heights is that the writer-director has taken Emily Brontë's tale of undying passion and rendered it passionless.
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70 out of 100
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