Wuthering Heights Synopsis
A boy is taken in by a wealthy family and develops a relationship with his younger foster sister.
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Entertainment Weekly

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

By Michael Phillips
Arnold's interpretation is taciturn, often entirely without dialogue, though it becomes increasingly conventional in its scene structure as...
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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...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The new Wuthering Heightsis all gloomy moors and muck, but not much convincing passion.
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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...
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i was not impressed with this one

By marriedmyego
I belive masterpiece Theater had the best adaptation of wuthering heights tom hardy in my opinion played the best heathcliff and Dialect stayed true to the era in the story timeline if your a...

Words from an English major

By macktan
This version of WH is like none you've seen before. But if you've read the book--closely--then this cinematic view will more closely match Emily Bronte's worldview. It is intriguing. But, I warn...

Wuthering Heights (2012)

By Jlauren731
As close to the novel as anyone's come yet. Beautiful direction that makes the Yorkshire moors come alive, helping portray Bronte's key theme. It's dark and conflicted, but so is the novel, something...

Seriously horrible Movie

By jmpfahl
IMO this is probably one of the worst movies I've seen!! I will give the disclaimer that I wasn't a huge fan of the book, however this movie was still bad. The people who made this film took it to a...

Emily Brontë would be ashamed.

By nikkiwikki28
This movie is, to sum it up, disturbing. It started off looking promising, but developed into a full blown crap-fest. Half of the movie is wind sounds and rain, and they killed dogs in the movie....

beatiful adaptation!

By bpnydan

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Rated NR
What Parents Need to Know
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