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

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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children / Reviews

Flicks, Steve Newall

Flicks, Steve Newall

An old-timey children’s home populated by odd inhabitants feels so much up Tim Burton’s alley it comes as a surprise that his latest opens with something we’ve barely ever seen from him before - a stock-standard, contemporary, everyday setting. Scenes in a psychiatrist’s office, where Jake (Asa Butterfield) finds himself being helped by Alison Janney in dealing with his grandad’s unusual demise, are so un-Burton that it’s almost jarring. After recent, risible, efforts, this isn’t exactly unwelcome.

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Variety

Variety

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

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Time Out

Time Out

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

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The New York Times

The New York Times

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.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

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

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The Australian

The Australian

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.

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Stuff

Stuff

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.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

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

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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

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