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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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Writer-director M. Night Shyamalan cast James McAvoy after a chance meeting with him at Comic-Con where McAvoy had recently completed X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) and his hair was still little more than scalp stubble. During the course of the conversation with the soft-spoken man, Shyamalan began to realize that he'd found his leading man, and he would be bald, have no makeup, and look just like McAvoy. See more »

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When young Casey Cooke was in a make-shift hunting blind learning to hunt, it was obviously in the fall time because the ground was fully covered with colored leaves that had fallen from the trees. In the same scene, you can clearly see that all of the trees had thick green leaves on them indicating that it was not that late in the fall season. 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, maybe ...
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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

Spoofed in Split Wood (2017) 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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Movie Overall Could Have Been So Much Better, But McAvoy is Astounding
7 August 2017 | by evanston_dadSee all my reviews

James McAvoy gives what could have potentially been an award-worthy performance if it had appeared in a different film.

He plays a man with multiple personalities who kidnaps three young girls as a part of a plot two of the personalities have hatched to unleash a powerful and unstoppable identity. Betty Buckley, in a better performance than the role necessarily needed, plays a therapist working with him and who begins to unravel the alarming plot. Writer/director M. Night Shyamalan, who hasn't made a movie I've wanted to see since "Signs," crafts a nifty and effective thriller with three fourths of his film, and then sort of if not completely ruins it by taking his idea too far and pushing the supernatural elements to the point where we realize we're not even watching the same kind of movie we were at the beginning. This particular story, and especially McAvoy's performance, would have been compelling enough without Shyamalan's characteristic inability to understand when he's ruining his own premise.

Grade: B


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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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Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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