Overall Rank: 1099
Average Rating: 3/4
# of Ratings: 60
Theatrical Release Date: 01/20/2017
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 04/18/2017
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: M. Night Shyamalan
Actors: James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Haley Lu Richardson, Betty Buckley, Jessica Sula, Brad William Henke
Plot: A man suffering from dissociative identity disorder contends with 23 different personalities. But each one comes together in unity upon the kidnapping of three women as one, last hidden personality emerges. But will this battle within his psyche free them or destroy them all? -- Chris Kavan
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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/14/2019
James McAvoy's performances are the only redeeming quality of this exploitive, unoriginal, and infuriatingly ridiculous DID thriller, topped off by the most absurd ending to an M. Night Shaymalan film to date.
Indyfreak - wrote on 06/09/2017
M. Night Shyamalan's best movie in over a decade. Split is a chilling and entertaining thriller for genres fans and casual audiences. It's got one of James McAvoy's best performances as the cheerfully demented villain Kevin who has 23 different personalities that are some of the most deranged characters you've ever seen. The three actresses who play his terrified captives were good in their roles. The mood is often unsettling but sometimes interrupted by humor. The music really makes it more effectively scary. The best part is the ending cliffhanger. It makes it so much more interesting than it already is to begin with.
Pat - wrote on 01/22/2017
Does Split define M. Night Shyamalan's return to great cinema? YES!!!! Split was an incredible experience that should not be missed this year. I absolutely loved this film! Beautifully directed, unforgettable performance by James McAvoy, and brutally satisfying tension throughout. Please support this new movie, as it is the best M. Night movie I have seen since The Sixth Sense. You will not be let down!
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Yojimbo - wrote on 08/15/2019
Three high school girls are abducted and imprisoned by a stranger who they soon come to realise is suffering from a multiple personality disorder.
M. Night Shyamalan returns to the world he created in one of his early successes Unbreakable in this unusual take on the serial killer genre. The twist in the tale concerns the fact that many of the characters are in fact the same person, and both his victims and his psychiatrist must negotiate the situation by discovering which are the innocent who may actually help, and which are the not so innocent. It's a reasonably interesting concept despite the fact that the whole "multiple personality" conceit passed into cliche quite some time ago. James McAvoy is obviously having some fun with his multiple parts, Anya Taylor-Joy makes for a …
Matthew Brady - wrote on 10/23/2017
"The broken are the more evolved"
"Split" isn't just a return to form from Shamalamadingdong, but an emotionally powerhouse of a thriller. Anyone who watched the trailer and think they have an idea of what it's gonna be, think again. Putting forward this guys history in films; this surprised the heck out of me.
The cinematography was excellent, same guy who did "It Follows" which was pretty neat. The film had the right balance of tone with comedy and horrific. One minute you're laughing at the intentional comedic scenes, but quickly change when you start to over think.
James McAvoy is absolutely fantastic in this movie. Every personality has a unique purpose to them and McAvoy makes the whole thing believable. Especially when he plays a little boy named Hedwig, who you actually …
Chris Kavan - wrote on 02/13/2017
I said this before in my short review of The Visit from 2015 - I had pretty much written off M. Night Shyamalan after his declining efforts after The Village - ending with the one-two crapfest that was The Last Airbender and After Earth. But The Visit lifted my hopes that maybe Shyamalan was getting back to his roots - back in the game, so to speak and after Split I'm sold that he has righted the ship and is sailing once again towards victory.
Split works for two main reasons: one, James McAvoy is supremely cast as the main character(s) - he plays eight different personalities (some only briefly, but even so) and he manages to give each one a great spin. You have Dennis, the strong enforcer with OCD, Patricia - a very Norman Bates/Mother like personality, Barry, a fashion designer …
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