Split (2017)

While the mental divisions of those with dissociative identity disorder have long fascinated and eluded science, it is believed that some can also manifest unique physical attributes for each personality, a cognitive and physiological prism… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: January 20, 2017
DVD Release Date: April 18, 2017
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Critic Score: 75% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Split serves as a dramatic tour de force for James McAvoy in multiple roles -- and finds writer-director M. Night Shyamalan returning resoundingly to thrilling form.

Alexandra MacAaron
Women's Voices for Change

Split may not be to everyone's taste, but the story, craftsmanship, and excellent performances will haunt you for quite a while. As will some beastly bits.

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Lindsey Bahr
Associated Press

Split isn't a disaster; it's just all over the place and not nearly as effective as it should be for something with such a good premise and performances.

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James Plath
Family Home Theater

A solid thriller right up until the end, when the director decides to play to his fans and his own indulgences, rather than tying things up for viewers in a more satisfying way.

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Matthew Rozsa

"Split" takes a step in this direction by positing that "mental sickness" might not always be an actual illness - but then takes two steps back by exploiting moviegoers' fears that people with unusual mental conditions can be unpredictably violent.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

Three teenage girls are held captive in a grimy building somewhere by a madman with 23 personalities, but at least they aren't trapped in a theater watching this exercise in tedium from vaunted master of surprise M. Night Shyamalan.

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Erick Ortiz
Butaca Ancha

Without a doubt McAvoy's performance is the highlight... [Full review in Spanish]

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Richard Brody
New Yorker

The movie's simultaneous evocation of both the depravity at work beneath society's deceptive surfaces and the inadequacy of the liberal technocratic order to defend against that depravity is the secret to its success.

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Rex Reed
New York Observer

This is a filmmaker with almost no real talent for coherence, originality or purpose and in spite of his insistence on audience secrecy, his overly contrived plots are easy to figure out before the beginning of the second reel.

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Carl Kozlowski
Pasadena Weekly

Brilliantly made but morally conflicted, Split has me divided. For pure artistry, I'd give it an A. For its queasy morality, I'd give it a C. Put them together and you've got a solid B.

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Flixster Audience Score: 79% Flixster User Reviews
Mark Walker
When The Sixth Sense was released in 1999, it became an instant hit and has since entered popular culture. It's director, M. Night Shyamalan, became the… More
Mark Hobin
Garbage is an epithet that's thrown around so frequently these days that I hesitate to use the word, but here goes: Split is garbage. I don't use that… More
Michael S
"Split" is an intensely realized thriller that pulls the rug out from under you every time you think you have it pegged as competent genre fare.… More
Kevin M. Williams
Or M.Night returns (and about time, too). James McAvoy and Betty Buckley are both exemplary.
Eugene Bernabe
It's psychologically thrilling and disturbing. M. Night Shyamalan regains past glories with Split due in part to a solid script, eerie sequences and a… More
Film Crazy
A slow paced, sometimes amusing script and acted well by McAvoy. Ultimately though, this movie is uninteresting and leaves a sour taste in the mouth!