Reviews: Wuthering Heights (2011)

Reviews for this film from our members:

Jason Bailey @ Flavorwire

  • Excerpt: Andrea Arnold’s new film of Emily Brontë’s ‘Wuthering Heights’ is a wholly unpretentious and surprisingly modest literary adaptation.

Adam Batty @ Hope Lies at 24 Frames Per Second
David Bax @ Battleship Pretnsion

  • Excerpt: Arnold has made deliberate formalistic decisions that keep her film both rooted in the classics and far out on the avant garde. These choices also make Wuthering Heights an astounding and captivating cinematic experience.

Tim Brayton @ Antagony & Ecstasy

  • Excerpt: Most of what’s here is interesting enough to be valuable on its own right without quite managing to be “good”.

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: Andrea Arnold (“Red Road,” “Fish Tank”) adapts the Emily Brontë novel with a fresh spin that, ironically, is perhaps the first to fully articulate Brontë’s world without much in the way of dialogue.

Peter Gutierrez @ School Library Journal

  • Excerpt: For those who know director Andrea Arnold’s previous work, her emotionally devastating and visually arresting take on Emily Brontë should come as little surprise.

Josh Larsen @

  • Excerpt: …almost unbearably sensual – and not only in a sexual way.

Donald Levit @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Marty Mapes @ Movie Habit

  • Excerpt: A great sensual experience, but not a very good movie

John P. McCarthy @
Matthew McKernan @ FilmWhinge
[New – 7/12] | Jamie S. Rich @ DVD Talk

  • Excerpt: Though perhaps it won’t please the Brontë purists or those who prefer more heaving bosoms in their gothic romance, Andrea Arnold’s adaptation of Wuthering Heights is breathtaking in its own right. Depicting the familiar story as an unforgiving, often cruel study of misguided love and class struggle, this scrappy rendition ratchets up both the brooding and the social commentary.

Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion

  • Excerpt: Isn’t so much the heights as the cinematic depths.

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