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Split (2016)

PG-13 | | Horror, Thriller | 20 January 2017 (USA)
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Three girls are kidnapped by a man with a diagnosed 23 distinct personalities, they must try to escape before the apparent emergence of a frightful new 24th.

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Dennis / Patricia / Hedwig / The Beast / Kevin Wendell Crumb / Barry / Orwell / Jade
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Five-Year-Old Casey (as Izzie Leigh Coffey)
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Casey's Father
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Mr. Benoit
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Joe
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Jai, Hooters Lover
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Kevin's Mother
Jerome Gallman ...
Vince, Security Guard
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When three girls are kidnapped by a man with 23 different personalities they have to work out which of those personalities will help them escape and which of those personalities will try to stop them. Written by jjmcmanusnbalshiite

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

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Horror | Thriller

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Rated PG-13 for disturbing thematic content and behavior, violence and some language | See all certifications »

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20 January 2017 (USA)  »

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$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$40,010,975 (USA) (20 January 2017)

Gross:

$126,253,900 (USA) (22 February 2017)
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When Joaquin Phoenix and the production couldn't reach a contract agreement, James McAvoy was cast in the lead. See more »

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The protagonist is shown having been trained since she was a toddler to use firearms. Yet in a scene where she does use a shotgun, she racks and fires on an empty chamber, even though she's shown looking at and then loading her last two shells. See more »

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Kevin: He's done awful things to people and he'll do awful things things to you.
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Crazy Credits

The end credits are shown in 24 frames in the background of the scrolling credits to simulate the 24 different personalities that Kevin has in the movie. See more »

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Referenced in The Graham Norton Show: New Year's Eve Show (2016) See more »

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Written and Performed by Ennio Morricone
Courtesy of IDM Music, Ltd. o/b/o Bixio Music Group, Ltd.
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Shyamalan Is Back!
1 October 2016 | by See all my reviews

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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