Wuthering Heights Reviews
The best reason to watch this one is probably the relationship between Hardy and Lincoln as they both bring powerful and fierce performances to their, much in opposition, characters. Lancashire and Gorman also give stand-out performances and most of the characters featured here just seem to be in good hands really.
The story itself (this film served as my introduction to it) was very much what I was hoping for- dark, emotional, complex, and intense. There's some great dialogue and it just feels finely-crafted as a whole, though I feel that the story would have been better served had it featured in chronological order as opposed to beginning near the end as it were.
Due to its moody and brooding nature, I imagine that quite a few people will find it overbearing but I'd recommend it to anyone anyway as it has the depth of emotion to leave an impact big enough to justify all of the drama.
Length-wise I think things are about right here- it doesn't seem to drag on but I imagine that it doesn't skimp on the material either so it feels like a strong adaptation overall.
I'd argue that the film could have done with some more oomph visually as, while dour and dingy, the setting never felt particularly gothic or tragic to me as I think it should have but it's all minor quibbling really.
A strong telling of a story that's certainly worth your time and the cast manage to make this film version of it worth a watch also. If you've no real interest in the cast though then I might suggest reading the book instead as, while it's a fine adaptation, the story just feels more suited towards the page than the screen at times but I should read the book before I say that, I suppose.
But Ralph Fiennes was much better as Heathcliff