Split (2017)

Thriller • PG-13 • Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan • 117 minutes

Writer/director/producer M. Night Shyamalan returns with an original thriller that delves into the mysterious recesses of one man’s fractured, gifted mind. 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 the others. Compelled to abduct three teenage girls led by the willful, observant Casey (Anya Taylor-Joy, The Witch), 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 apart.

Viewer reviews

Not get out
★★★★
. Boring and predictable if you watch a lot of movies. — Jeanette27272872

Menacing terror.
★★★★★
Mr. M. Night Shyamalan hit another home run with Split. It's hard to find a hole with this one either. Overshadowed by an ever present awareness for the reality of mental challenges, viewers become gripped by the what ifs. Then they're kidnapped by them. One of my favorites, to date. — J Craig Lynch

Good but Not what I thought
★★★★★
Ok me and my aunt saw the trailer to this all the way back in October and It looked REALLY GOOD so we could wait to see it. So we rented it. It was slow and confusing just In a lot of ways. It just wasn't scary enough. It reminded me of an action movie. If you thinking about rented or buying it RENT it first. — Bad:-(

He did it!!!
★★★★★
Whatever you're did here, Night, just stick w/ it! This is vintage M. Night Shyamalan ...The good stuff!!! Well done! — jwave

So Good!
★★★★★
This movie very well written. M. Night is back at it again! That twist was not expected, but if you watched closely for the hints in the poster and the movie itself, then you would know what the twist is. Very suspenseful. JAMES MCAVOY IS AWESOME IN THIS MOVIE! Anya Taylor Joy is really good too! The other actor work, but not as good as the two main focuses. I can’t wait for Glass in 2018. — TheBossMan23

Hated it
★★★★
Good actor bad movie. Enter a movie that is more praise than what it should be. Yes it does take talent to be the person in the movie. But it's a far cry from a good movie. 2016 — Daniel Myers Ogden Utah

I NEVER RIGHT REVIEWS
★★★★
Omg horrible if you watch wolverine or like a human that can turn into an animal and only at the end of the movie you wish you never ordered it then yes watch it. This director should quit asap. — Elevi

I'm Split on my opinion
★★★★★
I want to love it. But I don't. I want to like it. But not sure. Wish I would have just rented it instead. — BallHawkin12Man

🙌🏻
★★★★★
This is such a good movie — Georgiette

Can't wait for the follow up
★★★★★
Love how it's gonna connect back to Unbreakable. Except Bruce is getting a little old — flitterfixx

Don't waste your money
★★★★
Waaaaay too hyped up. All you need to know is in the preview. I wish I could get my money back. JFC — nikpark

Crappy, not 'Creepy'
★★★★
I guess the director was thinking to himself, "I see stupid people." And that's all we ever get with this movie. There is nothing clever, original, interesting, or even remotely intellectual about this thing. It's just the same dull and tedious storyline of people kidnapped and trapped in a room, or rooms, trying to escape. I think this director needs to stop making movies. Or else people need to stop financing him. Because he's not coming out with anything good and I don't know if I'm more frustrated by having wasted my money or my time… but I truly can't afford to put myself through this kind of crap again. — Mr reason

Horrible movie
★★★★
Don't waste your time with this movie. — Joy.cs

So far so good...
★★★★★
I have to say it's good but I think you should watch "unbreakable" starring Bruce Willis first before watching this because it's quite confusing of how it started. There's a lot of clinch in this drama. However, it's have nothing to do with unbreakable but it's somehow relate to the plot. Overall the movie is good, ur not bad at all. I have to give a credit to the guy who act all different characters and he's good at acting and I'm surprise by it. — Fobby9241

Wow!
★★★★
Very good movie! It had me on the edge of my seat! I only give it four stars because I don't quite have the stomach for some of the parts towards the end but all in all, great movie. — fluteplayer246

Decent Movie!
★★★★★
Good movie, good cast. I enjoy the foreshadowing the movie gives and the flashbacks. However, it was relatively slow moving, in my opinion, but otherwise a nice thriller. — TylerWithaC

Split (2017)
★★★★★
M. Night Shyamalan has proven yet again that he is one of the greatest horror directors of our generation. Split is well-directed, with an A+, award-deserving performance by the great James McAvoy, topped off by a trio of phenomenal young actors. Split is one of my favorite movies of 2017 so far. It was terrifying, intense, creative, and original. — theonedirectionboy

Rent not purchase
★★★★★
The story was different and fresh, so that's the plus. However, the acting (for the most part) was subpar! Hollywood continues this trend of portraying folks as having no COMMON sense in desperate situations, and or fight or flight reactions. In other words, get away from the status quo of the helpless victum being taking advantage of. It would have been a better film if that was the case. For example, the movie starts off with the guy abducting multiple girls, in a parking lot, in the middle of the day, with their father present. Come on really??? No one else went shopping that day, or saw what happened??? Where's the creativity? Also, what I just mentioned is in other parts of the movie. — Realblog

Amazing!
★★★★★
James McAvoy did an AMAZING job! It would be INCREDIBLY hard to design and act 9 different characters. Impressive! — ActiveFlipper

Triumphant Return
★★★★★
Finally, M. Night Shyamalan has made his comeback. It seemed for a while that he had lost his edge or his inspiration, but he's got it back now (even if he had to return to a previous film's universe to get it). Just a solid movie all the way through, and, like everyone is saying, terrific performances. If you like M. Night's best work, you'll love this too. As a side-note, I wish everyone would just quit complaining about this movie being "offensive to people with mental disorders." Ridiculous. If you don't have a split personality, stop being offended on someone else's behalf. The idea that this movie is making some sweeping argument or generalization about any group of people or disorder is ludicrous. And by the way, I saw this movie in the theatre with my brother who has paranoid schizophrenia, and he loved it as much as i did. — GoS/T

One of the best movies I have watched!
★★★★★
I rarely leave reviews but this is such an entertaining movie with great suspense and tension. The actors do such a great job. — Animegoalkeeper

Mcavoy
★★★★★
This movies only strong point is Mcavoy's performance. The story is not particularly interesting. But his acting elevates this movie. I was hoping this was going to be the return of M. Night. But I was wrong. — Kingpin65

Split
★★★★★
I couldn't have chosen better actors and actresses for this movie. They were all great! — djbuloc

Good Premise Goes Awry
★★★★★
I liked it, I hated it, liked it, hated it, liked it...and in the end, I hated it. If only they had known when to stop. — Otis4luv

Blown Away
★★★★★
By the ending. Had just watched the related movie and saw the same theme. Three notes into the last scene music, and I knew. Awesome. — M Night Shamalan Guy

Very Entertaining
★★★★
Loved it! James McAvoy is excellent!!! The main girl (I forgot her name) is a great actress. I almost teared towards the end. Took one star off because I didn't like some part of the ending regarding McAvoy's last personality. — realhonestgirl

Thrilling the entire time!
★★★★★
I was on the edge of my seat the entire movie. James McAvoy is outstanding. I would highly recommend this movie. So many thrilling moments and an awesome story line. — Bakesiee

Great movie
★★★★★
I thought it was a great movie. It explores the power of the mind and belief in what you can do but you have DB's like tcowan writing reviews based on one aspect of the movie. I hate when people try to ruin good movies based on their own self righteousness. — Ssloane17

Not as good.
★★★★
I prefer his other movies, like The Village. This was just plain horrible — B&K&C

Mindbending
★★★★★
Extraordinary acting performance, great plot and suspense until the end. Mr Night is back from the Dead. — Shadow Macho

Excellent
★★★★★
Once again M Night has created a suspenseful tale. Can't wait for more movies from him. — Heather419529

Where the endding at doe?
★★★★★
>>> — JWall29292929

Creepy!
★★★★★
This movie was much better than I expected. Pretty thrilling! — Sun39999

Slow, Predictable, Silly
★★★★★
Typical Shyamalan: slooow and predictable with a silly premise and weak plot. — iPhone User 31666

Waste of life
★★★★
What's entertaining in watching a mentally ill? Just an excuse to Macavoy acting different roles. I am sad to see so many positive reviews, hope there won't be a sequel. — isfaeg popo

Beautiful Cinematography and a Bad Plot
★★★★
The attention to detail, balance, color and other elements of composition in the frame are an acheivement, however, the plot is so far from reality it is disturbing. This is a slovenly nerds wet dream, in which the muscular and defined person is a villain who can only acheive their physique through psychosis. In the end, James McAvoy's character is given supernatural powers and turned into an evil of biblical proportions. The day is saved by a fat idiot smoking a cigarette and a security guard, albeit these types of people stumbling onto sinister plots does happen in life, they are not heroes. The film even suggests that people can change their body chemistry by will and not the introduction of a new diet or medicine. This dangerous idea along with others presented in the film may lead some people to act out anti-social dillusions. — Alex Dalton

A money well spent
★★★★★
I actually enjoyed this movie and James McAvoy did an awesome job. I love how this movie can also gave people an idea of what DID/MPD is cause it is a very interesting disorder. A money well spent indeed. — scvarona

M. Night is back, finally
★★★★★
As a huge fan of this earlier films, from 6th sense to The Happening, I was delighted to watch M. Night's signature style for which he's become so well known for. Easility recognizabe storytelling wtih a hint of something supernatural at play and a big reveal to come this was an excellent movie to enjoy. McAvoy is superb, as usual and absolutly nailed his part(s). Can't wait for the Glass now! — Kozerovsky

no
★★★★★
its not that interestiing — Mike0128012

Wow, what a ride!
★★★★★
James McAvoy performance is brilliant, I have know idea how he wrapped his head around the many personalities of his character. I would compare his performance with Dustin Hoffman role in RAIN MAN. Shyamaian delivers (redeaming some of his flops). — Michael Tennes

Split
★★★★★
Great movie! James McAvoy was amazing! — vbyford78

Amazing
★★★★★
LOVE THIS FREAKIN MOVIE!!!!! — Cleo4ever

Excellent!
★★★★★
The ending had such a twist! — Meetingmygoals

Better than I expected
★★★★
Has a few flaws, but overall really great. McAvoy is really amazing in this. — AaronB_what

Way good!
★★★★★
M Night is back! Super good horror flick. Kept me on the edge! — Jeep0257wy

Split!
★★★★★
I can't say enough about how good this movie is. This is by far the best movie I've seen this year. Please do not listen to any bad reviews. If you think bad of this movie then you don't know what your watching and can't recognize good acting if it was attached to your forehead! You won't be sorry and when your done watching this movie you'll be saying to yourself ( wow that was soooo good ) Hats off to the makers of this flick. — Game master barryboy

啊~好多只詹一美😍
★★★★★
24只不同性格的詹一美,简直人生巅峰,爽爆了🙈 — R. Lyu

Great late night movie.
★★★★★
I absolutely love this movie. — Jrlembe

It was ok
★★★★★
Movie was on average in my opinion, I wouldn't necessarily watch it again. So essentially he can turn into the Incredible Hulk if he thinks it. I guess .... — mikie

Epic
★★★★★
This Movie Was The Best Movie I Have Seen . Mr. James Honestly Deserves Many Many Awards . He Was Fantastic 💯 — Naaaekeeee