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Huey McEvoy's rating of the film Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Starts out promisingly enough, even hinting at a return to form for Burton: a kind of whimsically British X-Men, all teapots and pipes, craggy cliffs and chavs, Nazis and Terence Stamp. But then it decides to stuff in all the usual over-written YA plot machinations, cramming what probably worked well enough in the novel into a rushed, sense-free and frankly boring second half.