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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016)

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When Jacob (Asa Butterfield) 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.

Director:

Tim Burton

Writers:

Ransom Riggs (based upon the novel written by), Jane Goldman (screenplay by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eva Green ... Miss Peregrine
Asa Butterfield ... Jake
Samuel L. Jackson ... Barron
Judi Dench ... Miss Avocet
Rupert Everett ... Ornithologist
Allison Janney ... Dr. Golan
Chris O'Dowd ... Frank
Terence Stamp ... Abe
Ella Purnell ... Emma
Finlay MacMillan ... Enoch
Lauren McCrostie Lauren McCrostie ... Olive
Hayden Keeler-Stone Hayden Keeler-Stone ... Horace
Georgia Pemberton ... Fiona
Milo Parker ... Hugh
Raffiella Chapman ... Claire
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Storyline

When Jacob (Asa Butterfield) 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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Embrace the peculiar. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

During Jake's (Asa Butterfield's) second visit, when discussing the letter with Miss Peregrine (Eva Green) in the kitchen, the radio broadcast in the background is a speech by Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill. He talks about "significant things" taking place in the alliance with Russia, the eventuality of an allied invasion of Europe, a eulogy of the Canadian war effort, and Italy's crumbling defenses. It was broadcast from Canada on August 31, 1943, and re-broadcast three days later, at noon, for the British Isles. This is consistent with the date of the loop in the movie: September 3, 1943. See more »

Goofs

At the end, polish 20zl banknote is not from '40, it was first released in 1982 See more »

Quotes

Emma Bloom: If I show you the rest, you have to promise not to run away.
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Crazy Credits

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

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References Batman (1989) See more »

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In the Mood
Written Joe Garland, Wingy Manone (uncredited) and Andy Razaf (uncredited)
Performed by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra (as Glenn Miller & His Orchestra)
Courtesy of RCA Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Not so peculiar, more like average
30 September 2016 | by quiqueperiqueSee all my reviews

First of all I haven't read the books but my brother has and he said the movie is not even 30% accurate to the book so I get it why the book readers are hating it. If you are expecting a truthful adaptation of the novel maybe skip this one.

Now in my case as a non reader of the book I had no big expectations for this movie and after watching it I can say it is not a bad movie but it is not very good either. I think it has a good story but it is missing something to make it stand out.

I like Tim Burton and he clearly was the right choice to direct I mean his aesthetic works perfect with the tone of the story this feels like Big Fish meets Edward Scissorhands, that being said I think the story felt a little flat.

Kudos to Eva Green because she is the only, and I mean the only person in the cast worth mentioning, she fits the character of Miss Peregrine perfect, very mysterious and powerful but with a kind heart, contrary to Asa Butterfield who as Jake felt completely forced and not even relatable. The other adults, even Samuel L. Jackson as the villain, were forgettable. And the kids, who I thought were the ones that were going to stand out, only Ella Purnell kind of did

Overall it is pretty average movie with great direction an a clear vision but a cast and a story that were flat. That is why I'm giving it a 6. Not so bad but not so good


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Language:

English

Release Date:

30 September 2016 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Sun City Center, Florida, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$110,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$28,871,140, 2 October 2016

Gross USA:

$87,242,834

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$296,482,446
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Dolby Atmos

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1.37 : 1
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