Tim Burton’s adaptation of Ransom Rigg’s debut novel is released in cinemas on the 30th September. But what have critics been saying about it?
The Guardian: **** “That this adaptation is highly stylish is hardly surprising; that it’s quite so charming and funny is.”
Hollywood Reporter: “the heightened, fantastical elements of the story, coupled with the British wartime setting, put one in mind of Michel Powell, and one knows that, with him, the focus would have remained intently on the young lovers to the end, not on a detour into special effects.”
Variety: “Although the director repeats more than he innovates this time around, for younger audiences, the film makes a terrific introduction to his blue-hued, forever-Halloween aesthetic.”
Ign.com : “Although the story falters its way to the end, Miss Peregrine’s technical aspects manage to intrigue you enough to make it worthwhile.”
The Wrap: “This adventure should have been spooky and witty and exciting, but instead it’s just dreary and dull. Peculiarity has rarely been this tedious.”
Collider.com: “Miss Peregrine offers a fascinating glimpse of a director striving to remain relevant and having to live in the past in order to do so.”
Entertainment Weekly: “To compete with Burton’s best, his heroic weirdos need a little more heart—and the monsters need sharper teeth.”
Den of Geek: *** “Ultimately, Miss Peregrine has a lot of creative energy and production design wonderment, which allows it to not get too bogged down in its density of familiar plotting.”
Time Out: ** “on the rare occasions that it shuts up and gets on with it, ‘Miss Peregrine’ manages a few pleasingly old-school Burton flourishes.”
Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children will be released in cinemas on the 30th September.