Wuthering Heights Reviews

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John P. McCarthy
America Magazine
April 28, 2014
Intense and imagistic, sensual and rather salacious, this is a wild, fascinatingly bleak adaptation that seizes on the book's more lurid motifs.
Kristal Cooper
We Got This Covered
February 11, 2013
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 | Original Score: 8/10
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
January 4, 2013
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 | Original Score: 4/4
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
December 12, 2012
Most of what's here is interesting enough to be valuable on its own right without quite managing to be "good".
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
December 6, 2012
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 | Original Score: 3/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
December 6, 2012
The atmosphere is vivid but the romance is not.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Rebecca Barry
December 2, 2012
Your enjoyment of the film will depend on your appreciation of the troubling and brutal nature of the source material.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Josh Larsen
December 1, 2012
...almost unbearably sensual - and not only in a sexual way.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Brian Tallerico
November 30, 2012
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 | Original Score: 3.5/5.0
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
November 29, 2012
In reality it's a bit of a slog.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
November 29, 2012
Arnold has been successful in reimagining the story's archetypal emotions in the story, bringing it closer to its passionate elements.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Matt Pais
November 29, 2012
Alive with texture--sensations and noises, fur and breezes, accentuating both slow-moving stillness and the perception of the now.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
November 13, 2012
Arnold's film reinvents Brontė's 1847 tragedy as if it had never been filmed before, from the damp ground up.
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune
November 9, 2012
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
November 8, 2012
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
October 20, 2012
A great sensual experience, but not a very good movie
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Robert Denerstein
Movie Habit
October 20, 2012
A classic story loses its luster
October 19, 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 | Original Score: 3.5/5
James Verniere
Boston Herald
October 19, 2012
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 | Original Score: B plus
Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle
October 19, 2012
I never found a way in, and I couldn't wait for a way out.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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