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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016)

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When Jacob discovers clues to a mystery that stretches across time, he finds Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. But the danger deepens after he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Miss Peregrine
... Jake
... Barron
... Miss Avocet
... Ornithologist
... Dr. Golan
... Frank
... Abe
... Emma
... Enoch
... Olive
Hayden Keeler-Stone ... Horace
... Fiona
... Hugh
... Claire
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When Jacob discovers clues to a mystery that spans different worlds and times, he finds a magical place known as 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... and their powerful enemies. Ultimately, Jacob discovers that only his own special "peculiarity" can save his new friends. Written by 20th Century Fox

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Stay peculiar


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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of fantasy action/violence and peril | See all certifications »

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30 September 2016 (USA)  »

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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children  »

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Budget:

$110,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$28,871,140, 2 October 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$87,242,834

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$296,477,016
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Mischa Barton, Lucy Hale and Alison Sudol were also considered for the titular role. See more »

Goofs

When the German bombers are about to destroy the house and Miss Peregrine rolls time backwards one day, the clock turns backwards, the phonograph record and scenery are all moving backwards but the audio of the song "Run Rabbit Run" continues to play forward at varying speeds. The song is never played in reverse. See more »

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Franklin Portman: [Sees a bird flying above the boat] Wow! Jake, check it out. That's a peregrine falcon.
Jake: A peregrine like the headmistress?
Franklin Portman: Sure... That's probably where Grandpa came up with that whole turning into a bird thing.
Jake: Maybe - Maybe that's really her!
[Turns to shout at the bird]
Jake: Hey, Miss Peregrine! It's me, Jake! I'm Abe Portman's grandson! Please, don't crap on us!
[Franklin gives him a horrified look]
Jake: Oh my God, Dad, I'm kidding.
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Crazy Credits

Photos of the peculiars and the house are seen behind the credits. See more »

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Referenced in Half in the Bag: Box Office Number Crunching (2016) See more »

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30 MINUTE LOVE AFFAIR
Written by Chris Braide and Paloma Faith
Performed by Paloma Faith
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment (UK) Ltd & Epic Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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I enjoyed the movie
12 October 2016 | by See all my reviews

I am not very familiar with Tim Burton's work (only watched a handful of his movies), neither have I read the book, so I will review this movie as it is, without comparing it to the usual craftsmanship of Mr. Burton nor the characters or events as depicted in the source material.

I found the movie entertaining, and at no point did I wonder "How long more is this going to be?" Any movie that never prompts me to ask this question automatically gets a 6 out of 10.

Many reviews mentioned about huge plot holes in the movie, but I never really understood what the plot holes were that make this a terrible movie. I thought the story was quite easy to follow, even with all the time loops, and makes sense in the make-believe world that we are watching. I usually have trouble making sense of time- travel stories, so the ability to simplify complicated concepts and making it easy to understand for me deserves another star for intelligence. Though probably it wasn't easy enough for a seven year-old to comprehend.

I also thought the soundtrack was quite good, I actually stayed till the credits finished rolling to enjoy the music. This, along with the camera work, gets another star to make it 8 out of 10.

To be honest, if the voting score is in increment of 0.5, I would be more inclined to vote it 7.5 out of 10. I don't expect character development for all the "peculiar children" in a movie like this (that would perhaps be more fitting for a drama series), but the acting can be improved. Eva Green has the best "on-screen presence", but she doesn't appear until 30 minutes into the movie, so a bit of patience is necessary. Also I found the editing a bit too abrupt at some points, but that's about all the complaints I have.

I am quite satisfied with the movie, considering the amount of bad reviews I have been exposed to. :)


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