Psycho thriller recreating the worn out theme of someone with multiple personalities. Recommended only for those who like that sort of thing.
I was thoroughly impressed with this movie, even the second time I saw it. M. Night has finally returned to his element after a couple of flops at the box office.
Great scary thriller movie. well acting bringing fear feeling when watching, showing the dark side of human being.
This is a thriller horror movie, but made by a sophisticated writer/director.
I watched the first half before bed and the second half during the day - and I'm glad I did.
Excellent movie, but with dark imagery - so be prepared. Lastly, you may want to watch "Unbreakable" before this one as another good movie.
Well that was icky. M. Night Shyamalan is going to a darker corner. Bravo for James McAvoy and his amazing multi-performance. The 3 scantily clad teens with only one smart enough to figure out what was going on is predictable. The dark past of Casey (Anna Taylor-Jones) is in the film because? Coherence and purpose are lacking.
Shlyamalan is BACK! and in James McAvoy he has found another star collaborator like Bruce Willis, and in Anya Taylor-Joy another talented young actor to play opposite a la Haley Joel Osment. Too bad we had to wait 15 years and suffer through films like Signs, but finally I can give one of his movies a unqualified endorsement.
James McAvoy is an incredible actor! Such an incredible feat to make microchanges that will allow the audience to distinguish the various personalities.
I gave this movie three stars. This was mainly for the acting of all main characters.
Did I like the movie? No, I did not. Call me old fashion, but I really don't like to see any movie where females are abused, hurt, or terrified. People like the main character should be locked away forever.
James McAvoy did an outstanding job just to keep the different personalities in order. Pretty amazing job on his part. Split was a good chiller.
Another masterpiece by M. Night Shyamalan about a split personality / multiple identity guy (Kevin) who takes on 23 different personalities and abducts three teenage girls. Low budget ($9 million) movie without any special effects or cool music but it did its job -- and grossed $278 million in box office sales. At one point I almost walked out but I'm glad I stayed to the end (I won't spoil the ending). Fascinating complex look (mostly through dialog) at the inner workings of a very screwed up mind.
I can't believe I didn't review this before. I actually have to admit that I think M. Night Shyamalan is a decent filmmaker, but I think where he really thrives is his writing. Often I think his stories would be better suited in book form as the performances of the actors can fall a bit flat in all the exposition. It really helps to be a fan of his before delving into this one. ANYWHO. This is a pretty great film. The less you know about it, the more enjoyable the movie watching experience is. The "multiple personalities" plotline is something I usually take issue with as mental health in America is typically seen, as it is here, like something out of a horror movie instead of a treatable disorder. However, the way that idea is utilized in this film is almost completely unique and fresh in perspective. I've yet to see a disappointing performance from James McAvoy and this is no exception.
James McAvoy is a brilliant actor, and that is the only reason this movie has 4 stars. The plot is confusing, his purpose is equally confusing, and the breaks into metaphysical philosophy are disracting and kill the tension.
This man has multiple personalities and is a murder. I can't recommend it to anyone.
If you really like M.night Shyamalan you'll enjoy this. The idea was not fulfilled well; actors were good, story line was sad . I hoped it would be much, much better !!!!!
Overrated and just something missing about this movie that it doesn't all tie in to each other.
It is more overrated that M.Night Shaymalan's rating itself. As usual MNS tries to hijack the plot to the metaphysical and the abstract, well away from the normal living humans. I wish he would find a way of doing things in in Sci-Fi arena so that we are clear of the intent rather than struggling eternally to figure out his symbolism, subconsciousness and alter-ego.
Good movie! I love James McAvoy and he does an excellent job playing cray cray! I have to say every time I watch a M. Night Shyamalan flick, I expect an ending like The Sixth Sense, but never get one....this movie is no exception, but still very good! Check it out!
I liked this film...McAvoy was outstanding. While some of the senarios were a bit unbelivable(like location and instant realization of alters) overall it was good
Split is supposed to be a part of a "super hero" universe that M. Night Shyamalan created. The series started with Unbreakable and is set to continue in 2019 with Glass. James McAvoy plays a man with Dissociative Identity Disorder, so essentially he plays a myriad of different characters and is brilliant at doing so. While some things were incorrect in regards to DID, Shyamalan pushed the envelope by asking a next level question - what if one of the personalities truly believed they had super powers, would the person then have super powers? This was a pretty interesting movie from a psychological perspective and I am looking forward to seeing what else comes of this series.