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Wuthering Heights Reviews

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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
Boo Allen
Denton Record-Chronicle
October 19, 2012
Perfectly ridiculous adaptation of Emily Bronte's novel. Shaky-cam nausea combines with wooden amateur acting and sloppy editing to render an unpleasant experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Boo Allen
Cedar Hill Sentinel (TX)
October 19, 2012
Perfectly ridiculous adaptation of Emily Bronte's novel. Shaky-cam nausea combines with amateur acting and sloppy editing to render an unpleasant experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
October 19, 2012
It is in so many ways the first adaptation of Wuthering Heights.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
October 18, 2012
Essentially a misunderstanding of (or an inability to convey) the breathing soul of this material.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
October 18, 2012
Lyrical and minimalist - if you don't care for such qualities, you may just find it slow ...
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
October 18, 2012
You feel its damp chill, enveloping the characters like a rough, thick cloak; if you screamed into this wind, nobody would hear you.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
October 18, 2012
Arnold is so much stronger on atmosphere than event that she comes to seem resentful of Brontė's plot, and the final scenes are less discomfiting than laughable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
October 18, 2012
Visually drab despite the locales and emotionally parched despite the source, this isn't so much the heights as the cinematic depths.
Full Review | Original Score: D
David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)
October 12, 2012
She's made a massive miscalculation in shooting it this way. It's a story of grand passion and she misses out completely on the passion, partly because the actors are inexperienced and they don't deliver the goods in terms of performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)
October 12, 2012
Minimalistic, impressionistic, powerful filmmaking brings a fresh take to this English classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Mark Demetrius
FILMINK (Australia)
October 12, 2012
A bleak but gripping retelling of a literary classic, which makes brave but effective use of its creative license.
Glenn Dunks
Trespass
October 12, 2012
Wuthering Heights is an audacious retelling of the famous story; a unique retelling that should be championed and celebrated.
Ian Buckwalter
The Washingtonian
October 12, 2012
Even more striking than Arnold's impressionistic style is the way in which she strips these characters down to their abusive and vindictive cores.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.9/10
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Stephanie Merry
Washington Post
October 12, 2012
With so much attention paid to mood and imagery, emotions seem to get lost in the wind.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
October 11, 2012
It's just that there isn't enough story - the book shouldn't be required reading for the film to make sense.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Marc Mohan
Oregonian
October 11, 2012
The environment is one of unrelenting cruelty and misanthropy, which certainly brings out the novel's darker themes, but can be something of a slog to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Fr. Chris Carpenter
Movie Dearest
October 11, 2012
Visceral, at times savagely so. (Director Andrea) Arnold heightens the racial and sexual tension and content in ways that I'm not sure Bronte would approve of.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Alice Tynan
Limelight
October 9, 2012
Through Arnold's eyes the story feels immediate and visceral.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media
October 9, 2012
Contemplative adaptation focuses on teen passion and angst.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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