• Unrated, 2 hr. 8 min.
  • Drama, Romance
  • Directed By:
    Andrea Arnold
    In Theaters:
    Oct 5, 2012 Limited
    On DVD:
    Apr 23, 2013
  • Oscilloscope Pictures


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Wuthering Heights Reviews

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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.

Full Review Source: America Magazine

April 28, 2014
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.

Full Review Source: We Got This Covered | Original Score: 8/10

February 11, 2013
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.

Full Review Source: Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN) | Original Score: 4/4

January 4, 2013
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Most of what's here is interesting enough to be valuable on its own right without quite managing to be "good".

Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy | Original Score: 6/10

December 12, 2012
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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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.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

December 6, 2012
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

The atmosphere is vivid but the romance is not.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 2.5/4

December 6, 2012
Rebecca Barry

Your enjoyment of the film will depend on your appreciation of the troubling and brutal nature of the source material.

Full Review Source: Flicks.co.nz | Original Score: 3/5

December 2, 2012
Josh Larsen

...almost unbearably sensual - and not only in a sexual way.

Full Review Source: LarsenOnFilm | Original Score: 3.5/4

December 1, 2012
Brian Tallerico

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.

Full Review Source: HollywoodChicago.com | Original Score: 3.5/5.0

November 30, 2012
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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In reality it's a bit of a slog.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2.5/4

November 29, 2012
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Arnold has been successful in reimagining the story's archetypal emotions in the story, bringing it closer to its passionate elements.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

November 29, 2012
Matt Pais

Alive with texture--sensations and noises, fur and breezes, accentuating both slow-moving stillness and the perception of the now.

Full Review Source: RedEye | Original Score: 3/4

November 29, 2012
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

Arnold's film reinvents Brontė's 1847 tragedy as if it had never been filmed before, from the damp ground up.

Full Review Source: East Bay Express

November 13, 2012
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune

The results are often obtuse and self-consciously arty. But the movie is also frequently engrossing, sucking the viewer into the emotional landscape of these star-crossed lovers.

Full Review Source: Salt Lake Tribune | Original Score: 2.5/4

November 9, 2012
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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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.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 2.5/4

November 8, 2012
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit

A great sensual experience, but not a very good movie

Full Review Source: Movie Habit | Original Score: 2.5/4

October 20, 2012
Robert Denerstein
Movie Habit

A classic story loses its luster

Full Review Source: Movie Habit

October 20, 2012

Bearing about as much resemblance to the famous 1939 film as chalk does to cheese, Arnold employs the jagged, realist style that defined her excellent films Red Road (2006) and Fish Tank (2009) to great effect.

Full Review Source: 3AW | Original Score: 3.5/5

October 19, 2012
James Verniere
Boston Herald

While director Arnold captures the semi-barbaric violence, rough beauty and rustic splendor of her setting and period, her use of nonprofessional actors in many roles detracts from the story's power.

Full Review Source: Boston Herald | Original Score: B plus

October 19, 2012
Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle

I never found a way in, and I couldn't wait for a way out.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 2.5/5

October 19, 2012
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