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Wuthering Heights (1992)




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The 1992 adaptation of "Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights" is a lavishly produced rendition of the timeless love story, featuring Juliette Binoche as Cathy and Ralph Fiennes as Heathcliff. The story is narrated by an uncredited Sinead O'Connor, from Bronte's point of view.

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Juliette Binoche
as Cathy/Catherine
Ralph Fiennes
as Heathcliff
Sophie Ward
as Isabella
Sinéad O'Connor
as Emily Bronte
Simon Ward
as Mr. Linton
Paul Geoffrey
as Mr. Lockwood
John Woodvine
as Thomas Earnshaw
Jennifer Daniel
as Mrs. Linton
Janine Wood
as Frances Earnshaw
Jonathan Firth
as Linton Heathcliff
Jon T. Howard
as Young Heathcliff
Jessica Hennell
as Young Cathy
Steven Slarke
as Hindley Earnshaw (age 16)
Trevor Cooper
as Dr. Kenneth
Sean Bowden
as Young Hareton
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Critic Reviews for Wuthering Heights

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (4)

A valiant attempt at compressing a novel as complex as Bronte's into under 2 hours, but 'valiant' shouldn't be mistaken for 'failed'.

November 27, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Ralph Fiennes makes a demonic Heathcliff, his startlingly blue eyes the only concession to a matinee audience. This performance reminds us that early reviewers of the book were not wrong, when they wondered at the morbidity of its romanticism.

November 15, 2017 | Full Review…

A brave stab, but it doesn't always pierce the heart.

January 26, 2006 | Full Review…

...weakened by a wobbly central perf by Gallic thesp Juliette Binoche.

February 14, 2001 | Full Review…
Top Critic

A film that really should never have been made, it'll have you running back to the book to remember just how good it is.

November 27, 2019 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

WUTHERING HEIGHTS could be recommended only to those already interested in the novel.

June 26, 2005 | Rating: 4/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Wuthering Heights


I tried reading the book about 3 different times and I was so excited when I saw this was on tv. I came in right where I left of with the book so that is was good/bad. I love Ralph Fiennes and that is why I wanted to see this specific adaption of the book. Juliet Binoche is fantastic as well and the sence where she dies made me cry and I dont cry at many movies. Now all in all im not sure if the movie its self was that great but the performanced by the two leads is enough to see it. And know I finally know what happens at the end! :)

Morgan Salem
Morgan Salem

Super Reviewer

Wuthering Heights is a beautiful story about Heathcliff who falls for his foster sister Cathy. They have a strange love for each other that tears them apart.

Candy Rose
Candy Rose

Super Reviewer


This is an enjoyable, though not great, adaptation of Emily Brontë's classic novel of the same name. It is a beautiful looking, well made, well cast and acted film - but I could definitely find some faults in the script, which largely oversimplifies Brontë's incredibly complex narrative, which isn't helped by its being crammed into 105mn. While the novel isn't overly long, and it is possible to tell the story in this amount of time (all the other film adaptations of Wuthering Heights seem to run about the same length) - this script definitely does hack away at the novel a little bit. The film also is guilty of oversimplifying the love story between Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw; although it is undoubtedly one of the the greatest romances ever told in British literature, it is also supposed to be one of the most tumultuous, and marked by a very rocky relationship between the two characters, who are both considerably flawed. However, the film does succeed because even though I recognized these shortcomings immediately, I was able to overlook them and allow myself to get wrapped up in the wonderful story once again. This is also helped by the great work of Ralph Fiennes and Juliette Binoche, who are perfectly cast and both deliver memorable performances (although, given the material, I think it would be hard not to shine in either role). I haven't seen any of the other adaptations of this novel yet, but this one I enjoyed, and would definitely recommend to fans of the novel.

Christopher Mercer
Christopher Mercer

Super Reviewer

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