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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Eleanor Ringel Cater
Saporta Report (Atlanta)

Just when you thought it was safe to go back to a M. Night. Shyamalan movie - last year's "The Visit" had hinted at a return to his "The Sixth Sense" glory days - along comes this mess.

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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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Kirsty Leckie-Palmer
The Skinny

The latest from The Sixth Sense director M. Night Shyamalan, Split has as many fractured identities as its main character

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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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Kaori Shoji
Japan Times

Split isn't a complete return to form, but it reminded me of what a Shyamalan film used to promise: heart-racing unpredictability and a story that winds into a towering structure of queasy horror.

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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!