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When Jacob discovers clues to a mystery that spans different worlds and times, he finds Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. But the mystery and danger deepen as he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers.
Adventure Fantasy - This effects-heavy fantasy/adventure is aimed at family audiences,
but like most of director Tim Burton's work, there are a lot of dark
and twisted imagery that may prove to be disturbing to young children
and their parents, such as scenes with severed eyeballs and the
eating of them. So families with very young children may want to
steer clear, especially also with numerous scenes with children in
Young Asa Butterfield is the true lead here, with the familiar adult
actors such as Eva Green and especially Samuel L. Jackson and Judi
Dench having much smaller roles.
PROFANITY: 1 GD; very few others. SEX/NUDITY: None. VIOLENCE: Eyeball eating; fights with adults, children, and monsters with minimal blood. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Some alcohol and brief tobacco. ACTION: Fights, chases, explosions. COMEDY: Banter, dark humor, kid humor, sight gags.
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Good Miss Peregrine's School for Peculiar Children can be applauded for telling an engaging stand-alone story while offering the possibility of additional adventures. I wouldn't mind spending another semester with these characters.
Roger EbertFull Review Below Average The latest adventure from Tim Burton would seem tailor-made for his tastes but it's a convoluted slog, dense in mythology and explanatory dialogue but woefully lacking in thrills.
USA TodayFull Review Very Good ...it flaunts oddball grown-ups, shows normal kids thrust into the nuttiest situations and makes the strange oh-so-cool. This is pretty much Burton doing an X-Men movie, with a plucky yesteryear vibe and evil Samuel L. Jackson thrown in for extra fun.
NY PostFull Review Average Burton may give us a bland hero, a tepid love story and a muddled plot but, hey, at least he's got a skeleton army doing battle with giant tentacle monsters at an amusement park.
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 65 moviegoers:
The professional critic reviews are certainly all over the place, but moviegoer reviews clearly show most everyone truly enjoyed this movie, with a large percentage loving it.
CHILDREN: GREAT REVIEWS! Nearly all loved it.
TEENS: GREAT REVIEWS! Both the males and females enjoyed it very much with most loving it.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS: One male loved it and one rated it "above average." Two ladies loved it and three indicated that they enjoyed it very much.
ADULTS: Around 65% of both the males and females loved this movie. The remaining males indicated that they enjoyed it very much, as did all but a few of the remaining ladies.