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Wuthering Heights Reviews

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
November 29, 2012
In reality it's a bit of a slog.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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
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
October 18, 2012
Essentially a misunderstanding of (or an inability to convey) the breathing soul of this material.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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+
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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
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
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
October 8, 2012
All of the book's poetry is gone; it isn't even a memory.
October 5, 2012
Arnold, a director of uncommon originality, attacks our very notion of what a costume drama should look like. The result is neither dainty nor remotely refined: It's an animalistic, mud-splattered howl of torment.
October 5, 2012
If you can slow down your movie metabolism enough to acclimate to its world, Arnold's naturalistic retelling grasps an elemental truth about the novel.
October 5, 2012
This is what the movies can do.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
October 5, 2012
If you can handle the glacial pacing and lack of dialogue, there is a certain squirmy satisfaction to watching this well-worn story of love, cruelty and madness play out minus the long-winded speeches and romantic catharsis.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 4, 2012
This impressionistic take includes some strikingly authentic visuals, but the acting is lackluster and the languorous story often sinks into tedium with its focus on the minutiae of country life.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 4, 2012
I love this movie, and love the way it burrows through an English-lit classic to deliver a sensory, kinetic experience that's true to the book but also entirely different.
October 4, 2012
An admirable, frustrating attempt to strip away the novel's inherited "classic" status and restore its raw and earthy passion.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
October 4, 2012
...a film that is always interesting but never entirely compelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 4, 2012
It's an unexpected take on Wuthering Heights, one made all the more powerful, and no less faithful, for its unconventional choices.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
October 2, 2012
This weird, yearning movie could become beloved to many, just as the novel has been.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 2, 2012
Undoubtedly, its coup de grāce has everything to do with race.
September 28, 2012
...Utterly absorbing, [Arnold] has created something lasting and beautiful, the kind of film that is entirely engaging.
Full Review | Original Score: A
September 13, 2011
Its singular and unflinching vision is always admirable and often breathtaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 9, 2011
Faithful and bold...
September 8, 2011
An audaciously and satisfyingly stark, direct and radical approach to an oft-filmed literary classic.
September 7, 2011
Unfortunately more interesting in theory than it is to watch.
September 7, 2011
This 'Wuthering Heights' looks astounding and there are clever decisions in almost every scene.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5