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Wuthering Heights

  Unrated HD Closed Captioning

Andrea Arnold

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Plot Summary

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: 101
  • Fresh: 69
  • 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. – Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times, Oct 11, 2012

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. – Jeannette Catsoulis, NPR, Oct 5, 2012

Fresh: Arnold has been successful in reimagining the story's archetypal emotions in the story, bringing it closer to its passionate elements. – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times, Nov 29, 2012

Fresh: This is what the movies can do. – Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger, Oct 5, 2012

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Customer Reviews


I really wanted to like this movie. But it was too full of abuse and contempt and all the terrible things about the story with not enough of the good to make it the least bit likable. The appalling animal cruelty in the film should be mentioned before watching, as a disclaimer. The only thing likable was the natural, wilderness of the English countryside. But sadly, the director had nothing to do with that except aiming her camera at it. The actors might have been better had the screenplay allowed for some real character development. The movie, obviously trying to portray a more realistic, raw, wild rendering of the classic novel, remains incomplete. There is a light side AND a dark side to this story and life, in general. But this film was shot entirely in the shadows of perhaps it's more material ambitions, One hint? The oblique 'boogie-nights' 1970s style font during the credits. Its no wonder they chose not to use the same font on the 'cover' art, as seen above.

I could keep going, but I don't like to spend too much time on negativity. And I have nothing positive to say, unfortunately. I think, after watching it all the way through, I at least deserve a few lines of modestly worded disappointment.

It's bad.

I hope you read the book, because you will get nothing from this.

It's dark, can't ever see anything.
It's a worthless stint of a story without the background.

There is three minutes towards the end where you ever really see a connection between these two. Not worth the other hour whatever just for that.

An ugly place, an ugly story, and the rotten ending that some ugly people keep hoping for. It's a bad movie.

Not good

The English was hard to understand and the plot wasn't that good. The ratings are very misleading! In all, it's not even worth renting.

Wuthering Heights
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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 2012

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