Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Reviews

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January 10, 2020
Overall this movie is a little above average fair that moves around fast enough to not have you really think about the plot holes and why characters actually do what they are doing.
October 2, 2019
Although this is ultimately better than several of Burton's later fantasy extravaganzas, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children simply isn't peculiar enough.
July 31, 2019
Visually sumptuous but dull, this is not the joyously peculiar Burton of Edward Scissorhands or Beetlejuice, but a dialed-down version...
July 9, 2019
They say hating someone requires a form of passion, meaning the truest rebuke is not caring one way or the other for someone's existence. Here's your C-, Mr. Burton.
April 4, 2019
Everyone feels miscast and bored in the film.
November 5, 2018
Burton's keen eye for imaginative landscapes lends Peregrine some much-needed visual pop ...but some of the big set pieces remain inexplicably humdrum.
October 30, 2018
Like the peculiar home itself, cinema has evolved but Burton seems content to keep replaying the same day over and over again.
August 30, 2018
Has Tim Burton back to his full form of visionary weirdness which is beautiful and also his lack of a competent conclusion of storytelling which is exhausting by this point.
February 22, 2018
The movie is a whole is passable, it's watchable. But when I watch that third act, it makes me wonder "What if the entire movie was like this?" It would have been a risk...but in this day and age it's better to take a risk than feel like a carbon copy.
November 5, 2017
Burton's fantastical magical adventure dips into quirk and gothic horror where it can in order to make it unique - only it lacks any sort of identity in its beauty.
October 18, 2017
My goodness, this is tired old fantasy hat. It may be based on a novel, but it seems to have been cobbled together from elements we've seen in films many times before.
June 16, 2017
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.
March 23, 2017
Sadly, it will have to be chalked up as another failure.
March 16, 2017
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.
February 1, 2017
A date with Tim Burton isn't what it used to be; it hasn't been for a long time.
December 11, 2016
... described in a single word: 'rushed.' ... a lot of good and creepy here, but much of it is undermined with little or no development.
November 29, 2016
Burton's latest finds the distinctive visual stylist chasing his own tail out of duty instead of inspiration, like an aging black cat bored with the same old appendage on its hindquarters.
November 14, 2016
It's fun to watch Burton max out the capabilities of computer generated-imagery. But it would be even more enjoyable if the characters were equally imaginative.
November 9, 2016
The plotting of his new film is so convoluted that cinema-goers will need flow charts to stop them being utterly baffled.
October 31, 2016
Tim Burton hits rock bottom with this thoroughly misbegotten adaptation of Ransom Riggs' eponymous novel...
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