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Tim Burton’s latest gothic yarn strays too far to the dark side

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is nothing we haven’t seen before

2nd October, 2016
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Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children: a junior version of the X-Men crossed with Harry Potter

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Directed by Tim Burton, Nationwide, 12A, Rating:***

Swiss Army Man, Directed by Dan Kwan & Daniel Scheinert, Light House, no cert, Rating:**

With its spooky vintage photographs, crepuscular storyline and wonderfully weird characters, Ransom Riggs’s bestselling young adult novel Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children reads a bit like a Tim Burton movie. And, appropriately, it has now become one. Burton’s best characters have always been outsiders,...

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