MISS PERE­GRINE’S HOME FOR PE­CU­LIAR CHIL­DREN

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - SEVEN DAYS | FILM -

★★★

Di­rected by Tim Bur­ton. Star­ring Eva Green, Asa But­ter­field, Chris O’Dowd, Al­li­son Jan­ney, Ru­pert Everett, Ter­ence Stamp, Judi

Dench, Sa­muel L Jack­son Stop me if you’ve heard this one be­fore: an or­di­nary, put-upon kid dis­cov­ers that his life is not so or­di­nary af­ter all, and, par­al­lel to our dreary world, there’s an un­seen mag­i­cal realm. Bur­ton’s very Burtony film works beau­ti­fully for its first half as we are taken to a bleak house in Wales pop­u­lated by young mu­tants. Green is su­per as the ti­tle char­ac­ter. The hor­ror is un­set­tling. It does, how­ever,

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