Wuthering Heights (2012) The interesting British filmmaker Andrea Arnold ( Fish Tank , Red Road ) retells Emily Brontë's famous 19th-century tragic-romantic novel with arresting eccentricity: The scratch… 2012-10-05 Unrated PT128M Drama Steve Evets James Howson Oliver Milburn Kaya Scodelario Oscilloscope Pictures
Movie Review

Wuthering Heights (2012)

MPAA Rating: Unrated
PHYSICAL NATURE Solomon Glave and Shannon Beer star in this adaptation of Emily Brontë's classic novel
Image credit: Agatha Nitecka
PHYSICAL NATURE Solomon Glave and Shannon Beer star in this adaptation of Emily Brontë's classic novel
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Limited Release: Oct 05, 2012; Rated: Unrated; Length: 128 Minutes; Genre: Drama; With: Steve Evets, James Howson, Oliver Milburn and Kaya Scodelario; Distributor: Oscilloscope Pictures

The interesting British filmmaker Andrea Arnold (Fish Tank, Red Road) retells Emily Brontë's famous 19th-century tragic-romantic novel with arresting eccentricity: The scratch of a tree branch on a windowpane and the smear of mud on a dress hem signify more than any dialogue. Heathcliff is black, and Cathy, his doomed love, is first seen as a fierce little girl whose passionate bond with the young adopted boy (described by Brontë as a "little Lascar") is of an almost animal physical nature. Willful, meandering, and intriguing, this Wuthering Heights is similarly headstrong. B+

Originally posted Oct 03, 2012 Published in issue #1228-1229 Oct 12, 2012 Order article reprints