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Release Year: 2016

Rating: 7.5/10 ( voted)

Critic's Score: /100

Director: M. Night Shyamalan

Stars: James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Haley Lu Richardson

After three girls are kidnapped by a man with 24 distinct personalities they must find some of the different personalities that can help them while running away and staying alive from the others.

James McAvoy - Dennis / Patricia / Hedwig / The Beast / Kevin Wendell Crumb / Barry / Orwell / Jade
Sebastian Arcelus - Casey's Father
Ameerah Briggs - Police Officer #1
Betty Buckley - Dr. Karen Fletcher
Izzie Coffey - Five-Year-Old Casey (as Izzie Leigh Coffey)
Nakia Dillard - Police Officer #2
Dann Fink - Game Show Contestant (voice)
Jerome Gallman - Vince, Security Guard
Kash Goins - Flower Kiosk Worker
Brad William Henke - Uncle John
Rosemary Howard - Kevin's Mother
Neal Huff - Mr. Benoit
Kate Jacoby - Dr. Fletcher's Patient
Robert Michael Kelly - Joe
Emlyn Morinelli Macfarland - Diner Waitress

Taglines: Kevin has 23 distinct personalities. The 24th is about to be unleashed.


Official Website: Official Facebook Page | Official site

Country: USA

Language: English

Release Date: 3 Jan 2016

Filming Locations: Sun Center Studios, Aston, Pennsylvania, USA

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User Review


Rating: 9/10

Shyamalan had his debut with the critically acclaimed 'The Sixth Sense' followed by positively reviewed movies 'Unbreakable' and 'Signs'. After that, he went through a series of duds with 'Lady In The Water' , 'The Village' , 'The Happening' , 'After Earth' and was termed one of the worst directors of all time with 'The Last Airbender'. But, he made a decent comeback with 2015's 'The Visit' which received generally positive reviews and he's back at his game with 'Split'.

After a birthday party, three girls, led by Casey, are kidnapped by the troubled Kevin, who has a very rare case of 23 split personalities inside him. What follows is how the three girls try to escape from Kevin who himself is lowly having a mental breakdown. Sorry, I can't tell a lot about this movie as a small factor would spoil it.

This movie couldn't have worked without James McAvoy. He has given his best performance in his whole career and stands out as one of the reasons to watch this movie. The cliché points in the movie are watchable just because of his phenomenal performance. His transition from a 'Norman Bates' type woman Patrica to a 9 year old boy Hedwig to other personalities are amazing

Last but not the least, is the traditional "Shyamalan Twist". Trust me, this time your minds will be blown when you come to the conclusion. This twist doesn't match up to the "The Sixth Sense" one but it's a thrilling one. It's not some stupid twist like in "Signs". I won't forget that moment when someone behind me shouted out "WHAAAAT?!".

"Split" isn't scary, it's tense. This movie shouldn't have been given a "horror" tag. A "psychological thriller" sounds better. Nevertheless, this movie is worth a watch. I'm giving a 8/10 with one extra star just for James McAvoy

Welcome back, M.Night Shyamalan


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