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
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Critic Score: 76% 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.

Christopher Orr
The Atlantic

To all of the shocking developments of the last 12 months, we may now add yet one more: M. Night Shyamalan has made a good movie.

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Matthew Lickona
San Diego Reader

Shyamalan juggles all these borrowed balls with grace and skill; it's only when he adds in some of his own that he falters.

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Glenn Lovell

Shyamalan has been biding his time in The Twilight Zone, mounting, if not a comeback, a tentative second beginning ... More ingenious than scary; it could have used a few more hardcore shocks.

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Christy Lemire

A rare, straight-up horror film from Shyamalan, Split is a thrilling reminder of what a technical master he can be.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

Shyamalan is a one-trick pony who needs to find a new rodeo.

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Katherine Monk

Watching McAvoy play his many parts with such commitment is fun to watch - like a drag artist twirling kitchen knives and live chickens instead of feather boas. There's plenty of suspense and danger, but there's even more camp.

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Katie Walsh
Tribune News Service

Shyamalan demonstrates a mastery over the form of the mean and lean psycho-thriller, aided in no small party by the performances of McAvoy, Taylor-Joy and Buckley, and smooth-yet-unsettling camera work by cinematographer Michael Gioulakis.

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Amy Nicholson

Shyamalan's popcorn picture is head-scramblingly strange - a chiller where both the bad guy and his victims are, well, victims.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Unpleasant and pointless kidnapping thriller.

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Flixster Audience Score: 83% Flixster User Reviews
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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
DA Zapata
Split is a unique and sharply enigmatic thriller, despite its flawed and outlandish plot. Very few actors can pull off what James McAvoy did in this film,… More
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
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After making numerous amount of failures, Split breaks the line and it's unusual for Shyamalan to make such a big returning point in movie careering from… More
Philip Price
It's hard to remember, but there was a time when a new M. Night Shyamalan film was an event in and of itself. In 2002, at the ripe old age of thirty-two,… More