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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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M. Night Shyamalan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James McAvoy ... Dennis / Patricia / Hedwig / The Beast / Kevin Wendell Crumb / Barry / Orwell / Jade
Anya Taylor-Joy ... Casey Cooke
Betty Buckley ... Dr. Karen Fletcher
Haley Lu Richardson ... Claire Benoit
Jessica Sula ... Marcia
Izzie Coffey ... Five-Year-Old Casey (as Izzie Leigh Coffey)
Brad William Henke ... Uncle John
Sebastian Arcelus ... Casey's Father
Neal Huff ... Mr. Benoit
Ukee Washington ... News Anchor
Ann Wood Ann Wood ... Game Show Enthusiast
Robert Michael Kelly Robert Michael Kelly ... Joe
M. Night Shyamalan ... Jai / Hooters Lover
Rosemary Howard ... Kevin's Mother
Jerome Gallman Jerome Gallman ... Vince, Security Guard
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Storyline

Though Kevin (James McAvoy) has evidenced 23 personalities to his trusted psychiatrist, Dr. Fletcher (Betty Buckley), there remains one still submerged who is set to materialize and dominate all of the others. Compelled to abduct three teenage girls led by the willful, observant Casey, Kevin reaches a war for survival among all of those contained within him -- as well as everyone around him -- as the walls between his compartments shatter. Written by alexanderfire-00074

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 January 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled M. Night Shyamalan Project See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$40,010,975, 20 January 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$138,291,365

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$278,454,358
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

M. Night Shyamalan: [Twist ending] See more »

Goofs

Kevin is counted as one of the 23 personalities inhabiting Crumb's body as shown by the video logs on his computer. Dr. Fletcher is emailed 20 times by him to warn her about the Beast, which suggests 20 of the 23 personalities emailed her. As Dennis, Patricia and Hedwig are the personalities who want to welcome the Beast, it is believed none of them emailed Dr. Fletcher, which accounts for the three missing personalities. And since Kevin is one of the 23 personalities, it would suggest he is one of the personalities who emailed her. However, when Casey states Kevin's full name to bring him "into the light", he reveals he has no memory of any event since September 2014, which shows that he hasn't "taken the light" for two years, so he could not have emailed Dr. Fletcher. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Claire Benoit: [about Casey standing over in the corner] That's what happens when you do a mercy invite.
Mr. Benoit: I believed you wanted to invite everyone.
Claire Benoit: Dad, I can't invite everyone in my art class except for one person without social networking evidence inflicting more pain on that person than was intended. And I'm not a monster.
Mr. Benoit: I'm proud of you. I think.
Claire Benoit: She gets detention a lot and she yells at teachers sometimes. There was that rumor that went around that she just kept running away from home.
Marcia: Um, ...
[...]
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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 »

Connections

References Unbreakable (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Frogbass
Written by Frederik Durand, Arthur Baker and Gavin Christopher
Performed by Snails
Courtesy of Kannibalen Records
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A great suspense story, with a standout performance by Mr McEvoy
18 November 2016 | by max1174See 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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