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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, and must try and 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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Dr. Karen Fletcher
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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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News Anchor
Ann Wood ...
Game Show Enthusiast
Robert Michael Kelly ...
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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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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Release Date:

20 January 2017 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Untitled M. Night Shyamalan Project  »

Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$123,603,930 (USA) (17 February 2017)
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2.35 : 1
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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 »

Goofs

When the girls attempt to escape the first time and Claire runs down the corridor you can see the camera/production equipment casting a shadow on her. See more »

Quotes

Hedwig: [after awkwardly kissing Casey] You might be pregnant now.
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Crazy Credits

The end credits are shown in 24 frames in the background of the scrolling credits. 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 by Claude Sacre and Roger Abaji
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A great suspense story, with a standout performance by Mr McEvoy
18 November 2016 | by See all my reviews

A welcome return to form for the director and James McEvoy gives one of his finest performances. I am not sure how many actors could achieve what he has executed so well here and one wonders if the film could have worked at the highest level without him. In between some of his bigger studio choices he has chosen challenging or interesting roles no matter how the films turn out and his range and talent always keep surprising but he takes it to another level here.

I won't reveal too much about the film as others will do that, except to say it was a great film to watch in the theater, full of suspense and in some ways quite touching and meaningful, even if you do or don't like the final twists you'll be drawn in to this story and on the edge of your seat in more of a suspense mode.

I wasn't sure if the film would go beyond a typical kidnapping film in the first five minutes but I can assure you its completely different to any expectations you'll have despite the director putting some of his more traditional touches on the film towards the end of it which really work in this case. I've always liked his earlier films as they often look at human conditions or flaws with imagination and some of his films have fallen short but he sounds like he's become more open minded and enjoying his work returning to form so well here and all I can say is well done, he has great attention to detail and gives his all.

This is a great film if you want an original suspense/thriller go and see it. I was sorry to see a review that put this film down, those reviews are off the mark this time round in my opinion I hope there is more to come from the M Night daring to be different again, his lower budget work is outstanding and easily brings out his best storytelling.

James McEvoy you've smashed it here and given you're all it was worth the risk, keep taking them! Having attended the Q&A he comes across a decent humble man which I would think gives his performances such resonance and skill. Also a great performance from Anya Taylor Joy she's a talent as well. Go see the see the film, especially in the threatre on a big screen it will have you on the edge of your seat.


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