Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 24
  2. Negative: 1 out of 24
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  1. Reviewed by: Andrew O'Hehir
    Oct 6, 2012
    90
    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.
  2. Reviewed by: Dana Stevens
    Oct 5, 2012
    90
    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.
  3. Reviewed by: Oliver Lyttelton
    Oct 4, 2012
    100
    Wuthering Heights is a model of how to bring a classic novel kicking and screaming into the twenty-first century.
  4. Reviewed by: Keith Phipps
    Oct 3, 2012
    91
    It's an intense, uncompromising take that restores some of the shock that made Wuthering Heights so notable when it first appeared.
  5. Reviewed by: Lisa Schwarzbaum
    Oct 3, 2012
    83
    Willful, meandering, and intriguing, this Wuthering Heights is similarly headstrong.
User Score
7.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Aug 3, 2014
    9
    This was a very welcome alternative to the typically theatrical adaptations of Wuthering Heights. There was very little dialogue, and IThis was a very welcome alternative to the typically theatrical adaptations of Wuthering Heights. There was very little dialogue, and I suspect the film might not work so well for viewers who have not read the book. Yet this allowed the essence of the book to be captured with greater accuracy and depth than other adaptations have managed. The pace was unhurried, allowing space for emotions to be portrayed, developed and captured. Much of the film was shot on the moors with a handheld camera, the only soundtrack being the harsh westerly winds. It felt very raw. I still felt that the dark heart of the book was not fully exposed. There were glimpses of Healthcliff's violence, but the complexity and depth of his dark personality was not fully captured. Full Review »