Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Tim Burton adapts the bestselling novel by Ransom Riggs about a seemingly ordinary boy (Asa Butterfield, Ender's Game) who comes across a home for unusually gifted children, ran by the enigmatic Miss Peregrine (Eva Green, Dark Shadows). Co-stars Samuel L. Jackson, Chris O'Dowd (The Program), Terence Stamp and Judi Dench.

Jacob "Jake" Plowman (Butterfield) grew up hearing fantastic tales from his grandfather Abe (Stamp) about children gifted with an array of powers. All dismissed by Jake's parents, of course... After Abe's sudden death, they send Jake to therapy to deal with the tragedy and the strange events surrounding it. When he eventually travels to the setting of Abe's tales, Jake finds more truth in his grandfather's stories than he ever expected, finding his way to Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, and meeting those that live there - kids who can control fire, air, or have unique physical powers. But with this exciting discovery comes a danger to Jake and his new friends in the terrifying form of Mr. Barron (Jackson), leader of monstrous scientists with a particular appetite that only peculiar kids can satisfy.

2016Rating: M, Fantasy themes and violence, some scary scenes127 minsUSA
AdventureFantasy
Director:
Tim Burton ('Edward Scissorhands', 'Alice in Wonderland', 'Beetlejuice')
Writer:
Jane Goldman
Cast:
Eva GreenAsa ButterfieldElla PurnellKim DickensSamuel L. JacksonJudi DenchChris O'DowdAllison Janney
95%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Goldman’s frequently amusing script is the secret ingredient that makes “Miss Peregrine” such an appropriate fit for Burton’s peculiar sensibility...

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Like four or five Harry Potter books squeezed into a single movie: it makes precious little sense.

2.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Mr. Burton's attention to detail and to the ebb and flow of tone (scary, funny, eerie), as well as his sensitive, gentle work particularly with the child actors, make each new turn another occasion for unfettered imagination.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

It gels as Tim Burton’s best (non-musical) live-action movie for 20 years.

4.0
0
The Australian

The Australian

press

For much of the film's length we find him in his element, taking advantage of what was clearly a generous budget to indulge his fantasies.

0
Stuff

Stuff

press

There is some genuinely frightening imagery on display, from Franken-toys to faceless horrors. Then again, a lack of scares is often a lament about modern-day kids' cinema.

4.0
0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

A moody, spooky film that may be a touch nightmarish for very young audiences...

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

If the film had remained focused more on the improbabilities of this love story, it might have emerged as something rather special.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

While it's neither as dark, funny nor peculiar as you’d expect from Tim Burton, there’s still much here to admire.

3.0
0

Fantasy films work through a kind of free association logic where you join the metaphorical dots to create the story you want to see. They do not follow standard cinematic logic, like causation or narrative coherence, and younger and older minds can take away vastly different stories from the same film. This is fortunate in the case of Miss Peregrines...

4.0
0

Seen this at the Movies - What a breath of Fresh Air - Cute Story line. Kept interested from start to finish,would watch again for shore

5.0
0

Despite the main characters rather flat acting and lack of expression on his face, this was an enjoyable movie. Reminded me of Jason and the Argonauts at the pier. The ending was rushed - seems to be a fad at the moment - with the main character explaining how he got back to his beau. Just lacking that Titanic moment on the bow. Escapism indeed it was. Good...

3.0
0

I had been really looking forward to this after seeing the trailer months ago. However I found the acting of the main boy and his grandfather sub par. The beginning of the movie was slow, the relationship between the boy & his parents seems like it should have been more explained. I don't know I was just expecting a lot more.

2.0
0

I did enjoy this and it had an intriguing concept. I took two teenage boys to see it and one of them loved it and the other was disappointed with the ending. The ending did seem a little flat and I am not sure why - I think it was an emotional response as it seemed like the correct ending, but just didn't satisfy- hard to define. The boys also found some...

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Goldman’s frequently amusing script is the secret ingredient that makes “Miss Peregrine” such an appropriate fit for Burton’s peculiar sensibility...

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Like four or five Harry Potter books squeezed into a single movie: it makes precious little sense.

2.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Mr. Burton's attention to detail and to the ebb and flow of tone (scary, funny, eerie), as well as his sensitive, gentle work particularly with the child actors, make each new turn another occasion for unfettered imagination.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

It gels as Tim Burton’s best (non-musical) live-action movie for 20 years.

4.0
0
The Australian

The Australian

press

For much of the film's length we find him in his element, taking advantage of what was clearly a generous budget to indulge his fantasies.

0
Stuff

Stuff

press

There is some genuinely frightening imagery on display, from Franken-toys to faceless horrors. Then again, a lack of scares is often a lament about modern-day kids' cinema.

4.0
0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

A moody, spooky film that may be a touch nightmarish for very young audiences...

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

If the film had remained focused more on the improbabilities of this love story, it might have emerged as something rather special.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

While it's neither as dark, funny nor peculiar as you’d expect from Tim Burton, there’s still much here to admire.

3.0
0

Fantasy films work through a kind of free association logic where you join the metaphorical dots to create the story you want to see. They do not follow standard cinematic logic, like causation or narrative coherence, and younger and older minds can take away vastly different stories from the same film. This is fortunate in the case of Miss Peregrines...

4.0
0

Seen this at the Movies - What a breath of Fresh Air - Cute Story line. Kept interested from start to finish,would watch again for shore

5.0
0

Despite the main characters rather flat acting and lack of expression on his face, this was an enjoyable movie. Reminded me of Jason and the Argonauts at the pier. The ending was rushed - seems to be a fad at the moment - with the main character explaining how he got back to his beau. Just lacking that Titanic moment on the bow. Escapism indeed it was....

3.0
0

I had been really looking forward to this after seeing the trailer months ago. However I found the acting of the main boy and his grandfather sub par. The beginning of the movie was slow, the relationship between the boy & his parents seems like it should have been more explained. I don't know I was just expecting a lot more.

2.0
0

I did enjoy this and it had an intriguing concept. I took two teenage boys to see it and one of them loved it and the other was disappointed with the ending. The ending did seem a little flat and I am not sure why - I think it was an emotional response as it seemed like the correct ending, but just didn't satisfy- hard to define. The boys also found some...

3.0
0