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Synopsis:
When 16-year-old Jake (Asa Butterfield) unravels a mystery that spans alternate realities and times, he discovers a secret world for children with unusual powers, including levitating Emma (Ella Purnell), pyrokinetic Olive (Lauren McCrostie), and invisible Millard (Cameron King). But danger soon arises and the children must band together to protect a world as extraordinary as they are. Immerse yourself in this "big, bold, and perfectly peculiar" experience.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping
Writers:
Ransom Riggs, Jane Goldman
Studio:
20th Century Fox
Genres:
Action & Adventure, Children & Family, Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
BBFC:
Release Date:
06/04/2017
Run Time:
121 minutes
Languages:
English, English Audio Description
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Map of Days: Miss Peregrine's Home / Blackpool Tower
  • The Peculiar Story
  • "Wish That You Were Here" Florence and the Machine Music Video
  • Gallery
BBFC:
Release Date:
06/02/2017
Run Time:
121 minutes
Languages:
English, English Audio Description
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Map of Days: Miss Peregrine's Home / Blackpool Tower
  • Hollows & Ex-Hollows
  • The Peculiar Story
  • "Wish That You Were Here" Florence and the Machine Music Video
  • Gallery
BBFC:
Release Date:
06/02/2017
Run Time:
121 minutes
Languages:
English, English Audio Description
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
BBFC:
Release Date:
06/02/2017
Run Time:
121 minutes
Languages:
English, English Audio Description
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B

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Reviews (6) of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

X men meet Harry Potter - Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children review by NC

Spoiler Alert
17/04/2017

Not sure if would say is all kids film? Maybe 10/12 onwards to be fair. Is bit too seriously weird in places....Tim Burton.....some of it would freak small ones.

Typical things out of Nightmare Before Xmas etc.

Is well acted and well made, and something a bit quirky, so stands out from a lot of the detritus inflicted on the screen over last few years.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

So-so time-travel fantasy - set partly in Wales and Blackpool (bizarrely). - Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children review by PV

Spoiler Alert
25/04/2017

OK so this is so-so is all ways - so-so script, so-so story, the usual so-so CGI effects etc. It has a stellar cast including Judy Dench (who no doubt is still hugging the large cheque). But all in all it left me a little bit cold.

But it's not that bad. A well-worm time-travel plot. A build-up to an improbably finale. A love interest.

A Brit comedian dons a good US accent to play the kid's father and the lead actor Asa Butterfield is well cast. Terence Stamp seems a bit miscast for some reason though... Not sure why.

I tire of fantasy and sci-fi - the way anyone can solve a problem by waving a wand or using magic powers is tiresome indeed and all a bit of a cop-out.

But watchable so 3 stars.

0 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

One of the worst Burton Films of his Career! - Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children review by CS

Spoiler Alert
06/05/2017

I wasn't quite sure what to expect from this film, but I have to say that in the end it was nothing but one big disappointment and quite boring and a chore to watch too! There is little originality here, most of the themes, effects, creatures and ideas have been pilfered from past classics, with themes reminiscent of Jason and the Argonauts, Harry Potter, X Men and even Pink Floyd's 'The Wall"! There's nothing very peculiar about the children, if you're familiar with the classics, you'll recognise where most of these ideas come from. Given all the big names in the cast, there is little room for any form of character development and the performances from the big names are limp at best, but this is mainly because they are pushed to the background in favour of the children characters instead, so really the big name actors are merely support for the younger actors in this film! This feels as though it is trying to be an American version of classic European Gothic Fairy Stories such as Pan's Labyrinth, Hell Boy and Harry Potter, with a very American spin, but set in Wales, not that you'd know it or recognise any of the scenery, except for Blackpool tower, set in a place which looks nothing like Blackpool itself! I actually had to watch this in two parts as I found it so boring, so all in not a very well made or imaginative film at all in my opinion!

0 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

Critic review

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children review by Adrijan Arsovski - Cinema Paradiso

A peculiar film indeed: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by director Tim Burton is all you’ve come to expect by director Tim Burton in the last decade or so. It follows a tim-burton-esque formula that includes bizarre creatures, over-blown mysteries and Eva Green stepping in for the (for some reason) absent Helena Bonham Carter. Still, the film is fun as heck and I’m glad I watched it nevertheless.

During the years, Tim Burton’s talent to tell a story slowly changed (or morphed) into that which puts esthetics in the first place. Why is this so is left open for speculation, but one thing is clear: Burton abandoned classical storytelling in favor of something new, i.e. telling a story trough external factors such as a dim color palette, eccentric apparitions and a same acting cast spanned across several decades.

From here onward it’s clear: either we don’t understand Burton’s genius, or the former Disney animator is slowly losing his touch. I tend to believe it is the former, rather than the latter.

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children ‘borrows’ heavily from other works, such as Frankenweenie and Edward Scissorhands, while some would argue that here Tim Burton is choosing to quote himself by introducing similar elements to the present storyline. Whichever is true, one is certain: Asa Butterfield is a rising star and kudos for his convincing acting.

The story is as follows: after Jake (played by Asa) founds out from his grandfather’s stories something peculiar about a certain orphanage in Wales, he embarks on a quest to find out what’s going on. He then meets Miss Peregrine who in turn explains some peculiar understandings of Jake himself: namely, he’s a certain kind who holds powers granting him the ability to manipulate time. From there onward, Jake battles the Barron (played by Samuel L. Jackson), who in turn wants to become immortal no matter the cost.

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is an altogether fun experience, provided you leave your antagonism toward Tim Burton outside the theater. It’s also full with fantastical creatures which employ stylized gothic outsides that, and I must admit, are creative and original enough to differ from previous Burton features of similar theme and tone.

Of course, nothing would have ended up so magical without the creative mind of writer Ransom Rigg, his vision about the so-called antagonists hollowgasts, what they eat and how they behave. This could’ve been visually explored further, but it’s good enough as it is.

All taken in consideration, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children works on both levels - as a movie for adults to find some entertainment and younger folk to enjoy. Yes, it contains all tropes Tim Burton uses and abuses throughout the years, but given recent Hollywood – do you find yourself as having a choice?

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