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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.
Horror Thriller - While this psychological thriller has only minimal profanity and
doesn't have any graphically bloody violence and hence bears a PG-13
rating, it is still far too intense, dark, and brutal for children.
Fans of James McAvoy will certainly enjoy this major showcase for
his acting versatility, and fans of director M. Night Shyamalan's
work will certainly be
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Below Average ...this is a sad, tired, and un-scary venture into tediousness. The narrative is choppy, the tension is less pervasive than it should be, and there's no ending. It's unsatisfying and feels like a cheat for anyone who bought a ticket expecting to see a whole film rather than just Part One of a proposed series.
Roger EbertFull Review Good A rare, straight-up horror film from Shyamalan, "Split” is a thrilling reminder of what a technical master he can be. All his virtuoso camerawork is on display... And the twist—that there is no Big Twist—is one of the most refreshing parts of all.
USA TodayFull Review Good ...an eerie and intimate psychological thriller with Hitchcockian tones harkening back to the Shyamalan's early 2000s run that put him on the filmmaking map. Split lags at times when it leans on stereotypical thriller tropes...but the inevitable reveals...are satisfying mainly because of the performances.
NY PostFull Review Above Average Unfortunately, you could probably improve "Split” by editing out everything around McAvoy and making it an experimental one-man show. At least then it would escape this parade of clichés...
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 19 moviegoers:
TEENS: The lone male disliked "Split." The two ladies didn't think much of it either with one actually disliking it.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS: One of the two ladies loved it and one rated it just "average."
ADULTS: Two of the five males loved "Split," with the remaining three indicating that they enjoyed it very much. The female reviews are very mixed. Two loved it, one rated it "above average" and five felt it was an "average" movie (enjoyable but nothing special or memorable). One rated it "below average."