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      Wuthering Heights

      G 1970 1h 45m Romance List
      64% Tomatometer 11 Reviews 62% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings The wealthy Mr. Earnshaw (Harry Andrews) adopts Heathcliff (Timothy Dalton), a young street urchin he meets on a trip to the city, welcoming the boy into his stately rural mansion, Wuthering Heights. Though Earnshaw's daughter Catherine (Anna Calder-Marshall) initially treats Heathcliff with disgust, the two eventually fall in love. But when Catherine's hateful brother Hindley (Julian Glover) returns home in the wake of his father's sudden death, it threatens to tear the young lovers apart. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Apr 16 Buy Now

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      Margaret Hinxman Daily Telegraph (UK) I admire its courage and the always welcome presence of Harry Andrews (as Earnshaw), Judy Cornwell (as Nellie), Pamela Browne, Rosalie Crutchley. But I can't forgive its dullness. Jun 2, 2020 Full Review Danny Graydon Empire Magazine Less melodramatic and earthier than the classic 1939 version with Olivier, Robert Fuest's take still heaves with passion thanks to Dalton's fiery chemistry with Anna Calder-Marshall's Cathy. Rated: 4/5 Nov 27, 2019 Full Review Vincent Canby New York Times Because Miss Brontë's Wuthering Heights defies easy or consistent interpretation... the director, and Patrick Tilley, who did the adaptation, have felt free to make bluntly clear relationships that in the novel remain forever ambiguous. May 9, 2005 Full Review Matt Brunson Film Frenzy What's noteworthy about this version is that, unlike most other adaptations, it does little to tone down the often savage creatures found in Bronte's original text. Rated: 3/4 Sep 18, 2021 Full Review Robert Sullivan Los Angeles Free Press A superb version of this classic love story. Jan 8, 2020 Full Review David Parkinson Radio Times Obviously aiming for a little cultural respectability, producers Samuel Z Arkoff and James H Nicholson (co-founders of B-movie factory AIP) were rewarded with some striking images from cinematographer John Coquillon and steady direction from Robert Fuest. Rated: 3/5 Nov 27, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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      harwee h Not the disaster many thinks. It did have the look of an 80s soap and the overall adaptation is reasonably faithful to Bronte's, similar to the Olivier version which ondense or omitted the second generation characters. But everything else is serviceable. Dalton is competent lead, the script engaging. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 12/28/23 Full Review Audience Member This is a very heavy handed rendition - all brute force and no finesse. Pros: Heathcliff and Cathy's relationship is wild in the way it should be, one of the only interpretations that keeps Nellie as a contemporary (as opposed to a nurse/mother figure) to Cathy, Hindley, and Heathcliff which I think is important, Timothy Dalton is not a bad Heathcliff - smoulders menacingly well; Cons: interpreted parts of the story very oddly to include an incest element to the story which is untrue to the book and just too much, the 1970s instrumental music is very distracting, inappropriate, and awful, Anna Calder-Marshall is refreshingly wild and unstable as Cathy, but takes it too far and comes off as mentally disabled/special needs, not suitably moody and dark, only tells the oft told half of the story Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Mostly good, some liberties taken with the story, presumably to squeeze just the first half in. Some good casting; I mostly liked Timothy Dalton as Heathcliff and Ian Ogilvy as the local toff. However the whole thing is a bit too period-drama, and not quite dark, mad and bad enough. The book is a tale of hot headed revenge - this Cathy should be fiercer and the atmosphere more brooding. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review Audience Member In my opinion, this is the best version of all the Wuthering Heights movies. Very passionate Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Not without its defects, but still the best version for capturing the 'feel' of the book. Performances from the cast were solid all around but the production seemed to suffer from budget constraints. Example: Two scenes showing Catherine's breakdown at Thrushcross Grange seemed to be the exact same shot, just reversed. Also, costumes were repetitive. Some people will not like that the movie only covers about half the book, but again, the overall themes of the book are certainly maintained. The ending takes up the images of ghostly hauntings most effectively and manages to convey in a few moments the years of torment Heathcliff suffered with Catherine's 'visitations'. Would recommend as definitely worth watching. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/16/23 Full Review Audience Member This film adaption followed the book fairly well, except for the ending and leaving out the second half of the book. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/05/15 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis The wealthy Mr. Earnshaw (Harry Andrews) adopts Heathcliff (Timothy Dalton), a young street urchin he meets on a trip to the city, welcoming the boy into his stately rural mansion, Wuthering Heights. Though Earnshaw's daughter Catherine (Anna Calder-Marshall) initially treats Heathcliff with disgust, the two eventually fall in love. But when Catherine's hateful brother Hindley (Julian Glover) returns home in the wake of his father's sudden death, it threatens to tear the young lovers apart.
      Director
      Robert Fuest
      Producer
      Louis M. Heyward
      Screenwriter
      Emily Brontë, Patrick Tilley
      Rating
      G
      Genre
      Romance
      Original Language
      English (United Kingdom)
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jun 18, 2013
      Runtime
      1h 45m
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