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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.

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Cast

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Dennis / Patricia / Hedwig / The Beast / Kevin Wendell Crumb / Barry / Orwell / Jade
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Casey's Father
Ameerah Briggs ...
Police Officer #1
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Dr. Karen Fletcher
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Five-Year-Old Casey (as Izzie Leigh Coffey)
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Police Officer #2
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Game Show Contestant (voice)
Jerome Gallman ...
Vince, Security Guard
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Flower Kiosk Worker
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Uncle John
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Kevin's Mother
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Mr. Benoit
Kate Jacoby ...
Dr. Fletcher's Patient
Robert Michael Kelly ...
Joe
Emlyn Morinelli Macfarland ...
Diner Waitress
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When three girls are kidnapped by a man with 24 different personalities they have work out which of those personalities will help them escape and which of those personalities will will try to stop them. James McAvoy produces a master class performence playing the psychotic kidnapper and 24 roles. 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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Untitled M. Night Shyamalan Project  »

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$40,190,000 (USA) (20 January 2017)

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$40,190,000 (USA) (20 January 2017)
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M. Night Shyamalan stated that he hired cinematographer Mike Gioukakis after seeing his work on It Follows (2015) and composer West Dylan Thordson after hearing his music on the TV show The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst (2015). See more »

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Dr. Fletcher: I've never seen a case like this before. Twenty three identities live in Kevin's body.
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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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