Split (2017)

Thriller β€’ PG-13 β€’ Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan β€’ 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

For M. Night fans, a return to form
★★★★★
Intentionally short review - but worth a watch for historical M. Night fans. Restrained and understated, the film surprised me. — S. Coffman

Wasted two hours of my life.
★★★★
Movie was boring, slow moving, and an ending that made little sense. Other than being great for the main actor to show off his acting talents and build his career, I did not see a point to this movie. — Joe_J_J

Great
★★★★★
Best thriller of the new year to be honest I love the storyline — Monkey Randy

Interesting.....
★★★★★
wow. Not what I expected at all. The beginning was a little too...quick? If that makes sense. But the movie got more and more interesting and definitely held my attention til the end. The character of the doctor really makes you look at the main guy as a victim of mental illness contrasting with his constant villain actions. Without giving too much away, the end of the movie really had me on the edge of my seat. However the last maybe 5 minutes or so I found very...random? And disappointing. I think the creators put too much emphasis on leaving an open ending (aka to guarantee a sequel), opposed to giving this film a solid ending. — Jeffreyghdedxv

Did not like
★★★★★
Movie was strange. Acting was excellent. Story was not. Not a recommend. — Ummmhhhuuuu

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★★★★★
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5* for McAvoy
★★★★★
The acting was the standout for this movie. Every single actor nailed their parts. The movie was a 4* - very believable and the pace was perfect. McAvoy should get an Oscar for this!!! — ToeUpFmThFloUp

Dude is AWESOME
★★★★
The movie has some lacking points but the lead actor, James McAvoy, nails it! The storyline delved only finger deep into Kevins' causes for his `diverse' Split.. — ItsDifficultToFindAname

My gut was "split" at the endπŸ˜‚
★★★★★
On my lawddddd the ending had me πŸ™πŸ™πŸ˜©πŸ˜±... run 4 your life baby girl!!! — Khrys10

Split
★★★★★
Great movie...James McAvoy is superb! He was so believable expressing the various personalities...he IS the movie! I highly recommend this movie if you want to experience some excellent acting! Kudos James! — DancingLeaf

Tour de Force
★★★★★
Amazing, amazing ..... another Shyamalan tour-de-force. Astounding; edge-of-the-seat scifi 'Noir. Brilliant, Oscar worthy performance by McAvoy — North-Light

Absolute Must See
★★★★★
Incredible movie. Not surprising coming from Shyamalan. This may be his best work yet. — Checkbypho

Fresh and Unexpected!
★★★★★
James McAvoy was truly impressive and this film really showed his diversity. The story was great! Everything about this movie was amazing with an unexpected twist, and I expected nothing less from M. Night Shyamalan! — Candy V.

Excellent movie
★★★★
Good movie. — MariamLovejoy

SHOOOKEED TO THE BONE ☠️πŸ”₯
★★★★★
This movie is soo goood! If your having second thoughts about renting or buying, don't hesitate just GO FOR IT!!! ITS WORTH IT!!! πŸ˜πŸ’¦πŸ’¦ — πŸ”₯πŸ˜‹πŸ’¦

Awesome
★★★★★
Great movie — Gaminghfjyhfffj

not up to it
★★★★★
Mcvoy great acting. The movie starts out with suspense, then plateaus. It gets boring in some points. Odd ending. Worth watching. — abbeyroad17

Good but some flaws
★★★★★
I liked the movie but it had three flaws. One, the trailer promises too much. McAvoy doesn't actually play 23 different characters in this movie, but you can't help thinking how cool it would be if he did. Two, at some point the movie seems to morph into a bad X-files episode. Three, related to that, the ending was a little disappointing, especially with the gratuitous reference to Night's previous work. — James9791

fooled
★★★★★
Don't be fooled. It's boring and predictable. — MrShow

Awful
★★★★
Just awful. — linzzbee

Not what I expected
★★★★
It was good, James is a superior actor.... I really didn't understand the plot about Casey, and the character James played, I wish the ending wouldn't have been so open and not wrapped up. Left me wondering what, why, how, and who???? — Trump girl

Did not expect to like this movie
★★★★★
I'm not into movies like this. Typically thrillers are not my jam but my husband wanted to watch it so I caved and watched it with him and was really surprised. I really enjoyed this movie! — Kristine G

AMAZING MOVIE!!!
★★★★★
This movie was SOOO good from begining to end. NEVER a dull moment in this movie. Super intense! — anicole8510

Fantastic!
★★★★★
This was a great film! James McAvoy does an outstanding job of taking on these different characters. I found myself giggling at parts as some of the characters have funny, subtle movements that McAvoy is able to convey perfectly. Eye blinks, head movements, hand placements all came together to make each character unique. M. Night might be making a great comeback. — JessiB42

Surprised
★★★★
I was pleasantly surprised friends have told me how good it was but that the ending wasn't as great, but I think the whole movie was good. I was interested the whole time, kept you guessing and wondering about what was gonna happen. I loved it :) — caylin20

Exellent
★★★★★
Excellent movie full of suspense% 100 recommended — NO LO COMPRE

CRAZY GOOD
★★★★★
Intensly interesting. Watch please you wont be disappointed — mpollock

Superb
★★★★★
Absolutely superb. James' acting is something to be recognized. What a talent! — tinie1027

Great Movie!
★★★★
More personalities and loyalties and aggendas than Hillary Clinton, this movie was all I could do to keep up, it was a thrill to watch. — Terry Goodwin40

Incredible
★★★★★
This movie was amazing. Extremely well done and the acting was phenomenal. — Nicky Beaird

well
★★★★★
worth it — ifyoulikemyopinion788791

Movie rush
★★★★★
I was in love with this movie 😍 — Loves every thing that's good

This movie is amazing!!!
★★★★★
Best movie I have seen in a very long time!!!! McAvoy is just breath taking in his role and he nails every part!!! — Ashes0282

Loved It
★★★★★
Its thick! I had 25 theories for what was going to happen; and what was happening; and they were all wrong! M.Night! Thanks!!!! You rock! — trBarto

Furthering the Myth
★★★★
This movie only serves to further the myth that anyone with a mental illness is violent. — tcowan3501

❀️😱😍best movie
★★★★★
So good and horrifying at the same time. It's my next favorite to the Harry Potter series — Hyuibfhhdsfjjdsjgs

A Solid Return For M.Night
★★★★
The suspense starts immediately in the opening sequence where three girls are kidnapped by this mysterious man who we later found has multiple personalities. With the various roles James Mcavoy is portraying and the tight scenes Shyamalan builds, this film is a great psychological thriller that doesn't disappoint. — EdgarGein

McAvoy's Acting!!!
★★★★★
Wow! This movie is incredible. I will purchase just so I can have on those nights when I'm bored and want to watch something good! — Chawn7111

Amazing.
★★★★★
I never leave movie reviews, but i had to make an exception here. To start James McAvoy delivers one of the greatest acting performances i've ever seen. Truly incredible. Next the story is fasinating while not a traditional horror movie it will keep you on the edge of your seat. Some people beleive it is offensive for its portrayal of DID, but there is a reason this is a fictionalalized representation. Every reality based horror movie fictionalizes some medical condition to some extent. — Heshu

Split
★★★★
This movie is so amazing. Why four stars? I personally did not like how it ended but some probably will. — Gnashing-

This has personality! Multiple Personalities.
★★★★
Split, Where some Multiple Personality psycho kidnapped teenage girls. This will make your skin crawl. James McAvoy should have a MTV movie awards nomination for best Villain. Make sure all your personalities see it. — 16 HORSES

Good movie
★★★★
Captures your mindb — Luxse

Makes you think...
★★★★★
This movie definitely opens a new door to curiousity and potential. It's a new favorite of mine, right up there with Inception. M. Night and the cast do a GREAT job on this one. I'd give it 6 stars to offset the ratings who would give it zero if they could. — Tange14

Smart
★★★★★
If you are looking for an action movie, do not buy this. If you are interested in psychology, in science in general, you will LOVE this movie. It is a gripping thriller, and if you understand anything about mental illness, you may find an excellent anti-hero here. Totally a buy for me, I hope you enjoy it as much as I have! — Grtbear

The best
★★★★★
Great movie. I am so pleased. — erikasky

10s Across The Board (well 5 stars 😘)
★★★★★
M. Night Shyamalan really delivers with this film. James McAvoy is absolutely BRILLIANT in this role. Loved it! — Thatcactiguy

Movie was entertaining but no such thing as split personality
★★★★
Although I personaly love the idea of multiple personalities current research has completely disproven this mental illness. With that said, it is still intriguing and this movie does a great job exploiting the possibility. — Hexximan

Incredibly entertaining
★★★★★
Great performance by James McAvoy makes this an outstanding hit. Non-stop thrills. You won't regret watching this film. — Busybelle

Very interesting
★★★★★
A very interesting movie. — mitchsb

This was outstanding
★★★★★
I was captivated and didn't spoil it for myself by reading (awful) wikipedia first. What a thrill ride, what incredible acting from everyone. Worth buying, for sure. — Charley9338