Generally favorable reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 24
  2. Negative: 1 out of 24
  1. Reviewed by: Oliver Lyttelton
    Oct 4, 2012
    Wuthering Heights is a model of how to bring a classic novel kicking and screaming into the twenty-first century.
  2. Reviewed by: Keith Phipps
    Oct 3, 2012
    It's an intense, uncompromising take that restores some of the shock that made Wuthering Heights so notable when it first appeared.
  3. Reviewed by: Andrew O'Hehir
    Oct 6, 2012
    This may test your patience, it's not for everyone, it's a stretch to call this "entertainment" and so on. As far as Heathcliff being black – well, deal with it. Arnold's simply right about that one, and it's Laurence Olivier and Ralph Fiennes and all those costume-drama versions of the story that are wrong.
  4. Reviewed by: Dana Stevens
    Oct 5, 2012
    Still, for me, Wuthering Heights' almost impersonal immersion in the light and texture and sound of the moors was the source of its vividness and necessity. In order for the art of literary adaptation to remain vital, we have to be willing to let directors throw aside the book and film their dream of it.
  5. Reviewed by: Lisa Schwarzbaum
    Oct 3, 2012
    Willful, meandering, and intriguing, this Wuthering Heights is similarly headstrong.

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