Split

Split

Split

James McAvoy teams up with M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense) for a psychological thriller about a deeply disturbed sufferer of dissociative identity disorder.

Psychiatrist Dr. Fletcher (Betty Buckley) has already counted 23 discrete personalities in her client Kevin (McAvoy). But there remains another one incubating under the surface, waiting to reveal itself and dominate all the others. After abducting three teenage girls, Kevin's personalities fight for prominence while the terrified girls fight for their survival.

2017Rating: M, Mature themes, violence and coarse language117 minsUSA
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Flicks, Aaron Yap

Flicks, Aaron Yap

flicks

After a prolonged bout in director jail, M. Night Shyamalan may never restore his career to the mainstream respectability once afforded by the success of his earlier work such as The Sixth Sense and Unbreakable. With his previous film, the endearingly daft found-footage flick The Visit, and now the gloriously demented Split, he’s managed to rejig our expectations somewhat, comfortably embracing his position as solid craftsman of schlocky, modestly-budgeted genre pictures – nothing more, nothing less.

3.0

Split was pretty lit.

Welcome back Mr. Shyamalan. You've been missed.

4.0

Splitting my sanity.

Thrilling and suspenseful, with an unexpected M. Night twist.

4.0

SHAMA SHAMA LONGA LONG IS FINALLY BACK

Let's face it after Lady in the Water everything this once bubbly young auteur gave birth too came out of his ass. Finally, an almost return to form, I say almost because this film sits on the hauntingly beautiful over the top performance/s of James McAvoy. Every moment he is on the screen it is like an electric shock. The film is an M rated horror movie...

4.0
Variety

Variety

press

A welcome return to form from 'The Sixth Sense' director M. Night Shyamalan, whose unhinged new mind-bender is a worthy extension of his early work.

Total Film

Total Film

press

This is a Shyamalan movie through and through. And it's his best in some time, thanks to a magnetic McAvoy.

4.0
Time Out

Time Out

press

There's a tiny shiver of something in the final few seconds that doesn't exactly change what we've watched so much as say, "I'm still M. Night Shyamalan, and I'm still crazy!" He's become his own twist ending.

3.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Split really is a movie for all sorts of personalities.

4.0
Stuff

Stuff

press

M Night Shyamalan returns to his own twisted cinematic universe with this terrifically, tension-filled thriller.

4.0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

If you thought the "I see dead people" reveal was the most powerful in his arsenal, you ain't seen nothing yet.

3.0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

"Split" doesn't just revive Shyamalan's career; it resurrects his brand.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The director ties themes together at the end with more finesse than usual, letting a couple of meaningful visuals speak for themselves where he might have thrown in a line or two of explanatory dialogue.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Shyamalan papers over plot-holes with dry black humour and well-judged suspense, and - as always - holds back some surprises.

4.0
Flicks, Aaron Yap

Flicks, Aaron Yap

flicks

After a prolonged bout in director jail, M. Night Shyamalan may never restore his career to the mainstream respectability once afforded by the success of his earlier work such as The Sixth Sense and Unbreakable. With his previous film, the endearingly daft found-footage flick The Visit, and now the gloriously demented Split, he’s managed to rejig our expectations somewhat, comfortably embracing his position as solid craftsman of schlocky, modestly-budgeted genre pictures – nothing more, nothing less.

3.0
Variety

Variety

press

A welcome return to form from 'The Sixth Sense' director M. Night Shyamalan, whose unhinged new mind-bender is a worthy extension of his early work.

Total Film

Total Film

press

This is a Shyamalan movie through and through. And it's his best in some time, thanks to a magnetic McAvoy.

4.0
Time Out

Time Out

press

There's a tiny shiver of something in the final few seconds that doesn't exactly change what we've watched so much as say, "I'm still M. Night Shyamalan, and I'm still crazy!" He's become his own twist ending.

3.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Split really is a movie for all sorts of personalities.

4.0
Stuff

Stuff

press

M Night Shyamalan returns to his own twisted cinematic universe with this terrifically, tension-filled thriller.

4.0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

If you thought the "I see dead people" reveal was the most powerful in his arsenal, you ain't seen nothing yet.

3.0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

"Split" doesn't just revive Shyamalan's career; it resurrects his brand.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The director ties themes together at the end with more finesse than usual, letting a couple of meaningful visuals speak for themselves where he might have thrown in a line or two of explanatory dialogue.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Shyamalan papers over plot-holes with dry black humour and well-judged suspense, and - as always - holds back some surprises.

4.0

Split was pretty lit.

Welcome back Mr. Shyamalan. You've been missed.

4.0

Splitting my sanity.

Thrilling and suspenseful, with an unexpected M. Night twist.

4.0

SHAMA SHAMA LONGA LONG IS FINALLY BACK

Let's face it after Lady in the Water everything this once bubbly young auteur gave birth too came out of his ass. Finally, an almost return to form, I say almost because this film sits on the hauntingly beautiful over the top performance/s of James McAvoy. Every moment he is on the screen it is like an electric shock. The film is an M rated horror...

4.0