Directed By
Produced By
Peter Chernin
Jenno Topping
Screenplay By
Jane Goldman
Story By
Matthew Sand
Edited By
Chris Lebenzon
Bruno Delbonnel
Chernin Entertainment
Tim Burton Productions
TSG Entertai
Distributed By
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Release Date
September 25, 2016
(Fantastic Fest)
September 30, 2016
(United States)
Rating PG-13
$110 million

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is a 2016 American 3D dark fantasy adventure film directed by Tim Burton and written by Jane Goldman, based on the 2011 novel of the same name by Ransom Riggs. The film stars Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Chris O'Dowd, Allison Janney, Rupert Everett, Terence Stamp, Ella Purnell, Judi Dench and Samuel L. Jackson. It was released on September 30, 2016 by 20th Century Fox.


When his beloved grandfather leaves Jake clues to a mystery that spans different worlds and times, he finds a magical place known as Miss Peregrine's School for Peculiar Children. But the mystery and danger deepen as he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers and their terrifying enemies. Ultimately, Jake discovers that only his own special peculiarity can save his new friends.


The Peculiar ChildrenEdit

  • Ella Purnell as Emma Bloom
  • Lauren McCrostie as Olive Abroholos Elephanta
  • Pixie Davies as Bronwyn Buntley
  • Georgia Pemberton as Fiona Frauenfeld
  • Finlay MacMillan as Enoch O'Connor
  • Milo Parker as Hugh Apiston
  • Raffiella Chapman as Claire Densmore
  • Hayden Keeler-Stone as Horace Somusson
  • Louis Davison as Victor Buntley

The WightsEdit

  • Samuel L. Jackson as Mr. Barron
    • Allison Janney as a disguise of Mr. Barron, who takes on the appearance of Dr. Golan, Jake's psychiatrist.
    • Rupert Everett as a disguise of Mr. Barron, who takes on the appearance of an unnamed ornithologist.
  • Jack Brady as Mr. Clark, one of the Wights
  • Philip Philmar as Mr. Archer, one of the Wights
  • Scott Handy as Mr. Gleeson, one of the Wights
  • Helen Day as Miss Edwards, a female Wight.


Critical responseEdit

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children has received mixed reviews from critics. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 58%, based on 78 reviews, with an average rating of 5.7/10. The site's critical consensus reads "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children proves a suitable match for Tim Burton's distinctive style, even if it's on stronger footing as a visual experience than a narrative one." On Metacritic, the film has a score of 56 out of 100, based on 30 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".

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