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About the Movie
The greatest love story ever told, Wuthering Heights is an excitingly fresh and distinct take on the classic novel by Emily Brontë.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 102
- Fresh: 70
- Rotten: 32
- Average Rating: 6.5/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: It's just that there isn't enough story - the book shouldn't be required reading for the film to make sense.
Fresh: 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.
Fresh: Arnold has been successful in reimagining the story's archetypal emotions in the story, bringing it closer to its passionate elements.
Fresh: This is what the movies can do.
Though I've never read the book, I have to say that Wuthering Heights is a great film. The cinematography is gorgeous, and the dynamic between the characters pulls you in instantly. The story is tragic and perfect, especially considering the backstory and historical context. Andrea Arnold is amazing and has crafted this story with her own interpretation and perception of the characters' realities. Amazing!
Just shoot yourself before you put yourself through the misery of watching this movie.... More fun and entertaining to watch yourself bleed out than watching the literary crap.... I normally would have loved something like this and decided to give it a shot!! I needed a shot after watching this!!
Despite the gorgeous sceneries and emotional atmosphere, the plot and original power of the novel were pretty much diminished. Not only was volume two (the part where Heathcliff sets off his full revenge on not only Hindley, but on the next generation) completely deleted, so was the intensity and insanity of the characters’ dialogues gone. The director seems to reinterpret the novel in a poetic and elegant fashion, but failed to realized that the brutality and rawness of the original story is the core as to why the characters are intoxicatingly beautiful. I do not recommend this movie to those who truly love the novel, because this is not a complete and realistic portrayal of the original story.
- Genre: Drama
- Released: 2012
- © 2011 2010 Wuthering Heights Films Limited, Channel Four Television Corporation and The British Film Institute