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: Betsy Sharkey
    Oct 12, 2012
    60
    It's just that there isn't enough story - the book shouldn't be required reading for the film to make sense.
  2. Reviewed by: David Denby
    Oct 7, 2012
    50
    Almost nothing engages us emotionally. [8 Oct. 2012, p.86]
  3. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    Oct 7, 2012
    50
    The new Wuthering Heightsis all gloomy moors and muck, but not much convincing passion.
  4. Reviewed by: Stephanie Merry
    Oct 11, 2012
    50
    Her approach to the material is fresh, considering her focus on the messy, muddy landscape as a metaphor for the story's unbridled relationships. But with so much attention paid to mood and imagery, emotions seem to get lost in the wind.
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 »