Richard Roeper

Critics disagree if Tim Burton’s ‘Peregrine’ is a return to form or another overstuffed YA adaptation

Critics disagree if Tim Burton’s ‘Peregrine’ is a return to form or another overstuffed YA adaptation

It’s a tale of two Tim Burtons at movie theaters this weekend as critics seem split down the middle on the director’s latest film, “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.”

Burton is the box office-friendly goth auteur who lent his eccentric, expressionistic style to more typical blockbuster aesthetics with great success in such early hits as “Pee Wee’s Big Adventure,” “Beetlejuice,” and “Edward Scissorhands.”

So far, however, his post-millennial work has been less well-received, despite some box office success. Is “Peregrine” a return to form for the...

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