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
DVD Release Date: December 13, 2016
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Critic Score: 63% 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
NPR

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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Angie Han
Slashfilm

Despite its stated obsession with all things "peculiar," there's little about this movie that is actually surprising. It comes across like a movie going through the motions of setting up a franchise, not a movie eager to bring you on a wild adventure.

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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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Rain Jokinen
SFist

Sadly, it will have to be chalked up as another failure.

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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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Britt Hayes
ScreenCrush

Miss Peregrine's could have been a thoughtful and bold metatextual thesis on Burton's entire career. Instead, like its partially-formed villainous apparitions, it comes frustratingly close to achieving substance.

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Flixster Audience Score: 61% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
K so this movie is of course yet another adaptation of a young adult/teen book that I've never heard of. I guess there's no reason why I should have… More
Carlos Magalh„es
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
Christian C
Peculiar, indeed -- and grotesque. But it's still a good bit of fun if you can stick with the story. Eva Green is fantastic, as always, with good… 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
Mark Hobin
The fable is not perfect by any means. It has a tendency to drag in the 3rd quarter, but I was mostly entertained throughout. Miss Peregrine's simple… 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