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.

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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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Shyamalan oddly builds toward a climax that ultimately finds a positive side benefit to incest, pedophilia, and physical abuse.

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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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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

Shyamalan has returned to what he loves to do: use cheap horror tropes to create his own harebrained mythos.

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Pablo Villaša
Cinema em Cena

Shyamalan obviously understands the concept of suspense, but apparently doesn't know how to apply it anymore. [Full review in Portuguese.]

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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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Anthony Lane
New Yorker

In short, we are watching an old-fashioned exploitation flick-part of a depleted and degrading genre that not even M. Night Shyamalan, the writer and director of "Split," can redeem.

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Rain Jokinen

Shyamalan doesn't do enough with the tired premise to make it truly memorable, not even bothering to give all three of the captive girls distinctive personalities of their own.

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Flixster Audience Score: 79% Flixster User Reviews
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
Carlos MagalhŃes
Not even James McAvoy's stellar performance can save this predictable, poorly-directed and stupid thriller plagued with heavy-handed dialogue and with such… More
Kevin M. Williams
Or M.Night returns (and about time, too). James McAvoy and Betty Buckley are both exemplary.
KJ Proulx
From The Sixth Sense to The Last Airbender, director M. Night Shyamalan has been great, mediocre, and just plain awful over the last decade or two. A few years… 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!
Nate Zoebl
It's hard to even remember a time when writer/director M. Night Shyamalan wasn't a cinematic punching bag. He flashes onto the scene with the… More