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: 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
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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Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

Burton's gothic whimsy crackles and cackles gleefully to life with writhing flourishes of the macabre.

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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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Rashid Irani
Hindustan Times

At a time when most computer-generated blockbusters are aimed at audiences with attention-span deficiencies, it's heartening to come across the work of an auteur like Tim Burton who continues to give free rein to his imagination.

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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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Danny Leigh
Financial Times

The tone is mass-market whimsy, with a hodgepodge of influences.

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Flixster Audience Score: 62% Flixster User Reviews
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
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
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