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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 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

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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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Country:

USA | Japan

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, 22 January 2017

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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The last thing Kevin remembered was being on a bus on September 18th, 2014. This is the date which Scotland held a vote to decide if they were going to split from the UK. Kevin is played by James McAvoy who is from Scotland and has been outspoken as pro-independence. See more »

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The Dr. Fletcher character is said to be a psychiatrist, which would mean she has a medical degree, not just a Master's in counseling. A person with a Master's Degree is not referred to as Dr. See more »

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[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 »

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References Unbreakable (2000) See more »

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We Are Extraordinary
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Suspenseful film and magnificently played by James McAvoy , being competently directed by M. Night Shyalaman
27 July 2019 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

Interesting picture and one of the greatest successes of the excellent filmmaker M. Night Shyalaman . Provoking and amazing thiller movie with fabulous interpretation , specially by James McAvoy who delivers a magnetic acting . It deals with a strange man diagnosed with 23 distinct personalities , James McAvoy .He kidnaps 3 beautiful teens , Anya Taylor Joy , Haley Lu Richardson , Jessica Sula , they are classmates who while are in a car are taken by the mysterious kidnapper . He is Kevin Crumb , and suffers from disocciate identity disorder DID , he is treated in this weird illness by Dr Fletcher, Betty Buckley, an obstinate therapist who delves deeper into his mysterious conduct , undergoing a real personal analysis . In the meantime the terrorífied and locked adolescentes attempt to getaway from a terrible and feared Beast .Kevin has 23 personalities and the 24th is about to be unleashed.

This nail-biting flick has intriguing moments well delivered by the top-drawer director Night Shyalaman with surprising incidents , great ending and plot twists. It packs an adequate though dark , at times , cinematography by Mike Gioulakis . As well as a thrilling and frightening musical score by West Dylan Thordson . The movie revolves aroud a rare person with multiple personality , being full of intrigue , emotion , surprise , twists and turns . The film relies heavily on the bizarre personality of our starring and his claustrophobic ambient. Over-the-top performance from James McAvoy who gives a real tour-de-force , it results to be a James McAvoy recital , playing a great number of personalities , including the horrible superhero monster . Along with Betty Buckley acting as the psychologist who discovers his deep trauma , at last . The three enjoyable teenagers are pretty well as Haley Lu Richardson , Jessica Sula and special mention for the co-starring Anya Taylor Joy . As usual , Night Shyalaman shows up , a brief cameo in Alfred Hitchcock style as Jai/Hooters lover . At the end happens a surprising outcome when there takes place a dangerous confrontation in unexpected results with the appearance by the astonishing Beast , as Kevin has 23 personalities and the 24th is finally to be unleashed.

The motion picture was well made by Night M Shyamalan , writing , producing and directing , though being some claustrophobic and slow-moving . He usually shoots in Philadelphia , this is Shyamalan favorite location . Night is an avid comic books fan , which was made in this film that along with "Unbreakable" , and "Glass" belong to a top-notch trilogy starred by Bruce Willis , Samuel L Jackson and James McAvoy. Well produced by Night Shyamalan himself , many of his films involve pivotal roles with extraordinary abilities or events happening to them and with children always having family problems . Night Shyamalan is an expert on fantastic and Mystery films plenty of Intelligence and thought-provoking issues as proved in : Signs , The village , Lady in water , The Incident , The sixth sense , with exception to an extreme flop as crítical as boxoffice : Airbender. Rating 7/10 notable . Well worth watching . Better than average


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