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saw: miss peregrine's home

Serviceable late-period Tim Burton—that is, whatever combination of producing, financing, casting, visual effects, production design and second-unit direction constitutes a Tim Burton film in 2016. There's even an agreeably strange, candy-colored third-act set piece involving a showdown between Lovecraft tentacle monsters and Harryhausen skeleton soldiers, set incongruously to European techno, that nearly recalls some spark of the Tim Burton we used to know and love. Grade: B-

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