Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016)

From visionary director Tim Burton, and based upon the best-selling novel, comes an unforgettable motion picture experience. When Jake discovers clues to a mystery that spans different worlds and times, he finds a magical place known as… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: September 30, 2016
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Critic Score: 64% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children proves a suitable match for Tim Burton's distinctive style, even if it's on stronger footing as a visual experience than a narrative one.

Lenika Cruz
The Atlantic

The young peculiars have names, but they don't get much by way of backstory or personality. Despite the movie's insistence that they are special, Miss Peregrine ultimately reduces them to the very thing the world rejected them for: their peculiarities.

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Chris Klimek

The result feels less like a thoughtfully-conceived franchise-starter than a picture that was rushed out of the editing suite prematurely.

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Scott Mendelson

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is a middle-of-the-road Tim Burton movie, with enough "good" regarding visuals and subtext to counteract the overly complicated narrative, thinly developed supporting characters and often arbitrary plot beats.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

The film feels overstuffed, with Tim Burton repeating tricks from his greatest hits (think Beetlejuice and Edward Scissorhands). But stick with it just for those times when Burton flies high on his own peculiar genius.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

To me, Burton's movies always seem a full grade too grotesque for the whimsical stories he is trying to tell... At least in Miss Peregrine, his ghastliness fits the fable, although, even at its best, it's fairly generic Burton.

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John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

The story's anti-fascism exoskeleton is heavier than Burton's dark fantasy and its capering evil creatures can bear.

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Raakhee Mirchandani
New York Daily News

Tim Burton is on macabre message in his latest offering - "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" - an adaptation of Ransom Riggs' popular trilogy.

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Mark Medley
Globe and Mail

It's supremely silly and filled with crater-sized plot holes, but it's a profoundly moving film, too - about trauma, about loneliness, about aging and family.

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Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

A book built around found photographs becomes a movie built around a visual effects wish list, and the story becomes even more involved and confusing on the screen than it was on the page.

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Flixster Audience Score: 65% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
Burton shows us again his talent for combining imaginative fantasy with the macabre to create an exciting dark adventure like he hasn't made in quite a… More
Gimly M.
Miss Peregrine's could have done with a little more peculiarity. I understand that the lead is our door into this fantastical world, but a character can be… More
Nate Zoebl
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children feels like Tim Burton's X-Men franchise, and it's just as awesome as that sounds. Burton has always… More
Todd Smith
Another best selling teen fantasy novel hits the big screen and thanks to Tim Burton, it's a big success albeit a little strange. The story centers around… More
KJ Proulx
Throughout the years, live-action film adaptations have been very hit-or-miss depending on their target audience. With Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar… More
Jacob Smith
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children has a great build up but loses the plot halfway in. The story actually started to drag once Samuel L Jackson… More