I have a love/hate feeling with this film being a huge fan of the novel and past adaptations, but this film does really get the feeling and mood of the story and setting.
Total Film magazine explained it quite well: "Arnold approaches the story not as a literary prestige piece but as a neo-realist study of rugged rural life, ditching melodrama for mood. The result is stunningly evocative with Arnold's sensual, handheld style bringing a tangible feel for the wind-blasted moors."
I also love how there is no soundtrack apart from the Mumford & Son's song 'The Enemy' played at the end, which fits in quite well.
Personly, I think it's a visually beautiful film but the storyline may be complicated if you dont already know the story because they dont convey it very well.