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Split Reviews

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November 3, 2017
If Shyamalan continues to bring his A-game to the big screen, he's more than welcome to jump on the franchise bandwagon.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 23, 2017
A smart thriller that is more interested in provocative ideas than it is in simply scaring the audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 17, 2017
McAvoy has an absolute ball, Betty Buckley is spot-on as his over-dedicated psychiatrist and Morgan star Anya Taylor-Joy definitely catches the eye as the most resourceful of the three girls.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 13, 2017
Split is a solid return to form for M. Night Shyamalan, but it's really James McAvoy's movie. It's worth seeing for McAvoy alone.
September 17, 2017
The pleasures of Split are ultimately just those of an enormously satisfying B-movie, and God bless it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 3, 2017
"Split" takes a step in this direction by positing that "mental sickness" might not always be an actual illness - but then takes two steps back by exploiting moviegoers' fears that people with unusual mental conditions can be unpredictably violent.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 16, 2017
Just when you thought it was safe to go back to a M. Night. Shyamalan movie - last year's "The Visit" had hinted at a return to his "The Sixth Sense" glory days - along comes this mess.
May 18, 2017
The latest from The Sixth Sense director M. Night Shyamalan, Split has as many fractured identities as its main character
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 10, 2017
Split isn't a complete return to form, but it reminded me of what a Shyamalan film used to promise: heart-racing unpredictability and a story that winds into a towering structure of queasy horror.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
May 5, 2017
Split is a tight thriller with Shyamalan's usual mastery of mood, and with a dream role for any actor that McAvoy somehow - mostly - resists ramping up into camp; he finds the humanity, cracked or otherwise, in each of Kevin's personae.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 27, 2017
"Split" is further evidence of MNS' mastery fashioning maddening echo chambers for his characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 22, 2017
Shyamalan oddly builds toward a climax that ultimately finds a positive side benefit to incest, pedophilia, and physical abuse.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
March 29, 2017
The movie completely stands on its own, and shows Shyamalan doing what he does best: Taking an original idea and twisting it in a new way to keep you guessing and riveted until the very end.
March 24, 2017
Shyamalan obviously understands the concept of suspense, but apparently doesn't know how to apply it anymore. [Full review in Portuguese.]
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 23, 2017
Shyamalan doesn't do enough with the tired premise to make it truly memorable, not even bothering to give all three of the captive girls distinctive personalities of their own.
March 22, 2017
It's shot well. Its ominous setting, nestled deep in the pit of a dark, multi-layered, multi-doored complex puts you on edge. But the narrative -- LORD, this narrative -- becomes a steaming hot mess.
Full Review | Original Score: D
March 17, 2017
A movie that you can't stop watching. All McAvoy's interpretations of its protagonist are enjoyable and the movie doesn't waste time in sequences or unnecessary explanations. [Full review in Spanish]
March 16, 2017
Split is [Shyamalan's] most thoughtful film in years, and one that contains ideas and feelings that resonate on a deep, visceral level.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
March 15, 2017
In the end, Split isn't close to being the best film that Shyamalan has ever directed. But it does show that his career may be again headed in the right direction.
March 14, 2017
It's Shyamalan's courage that makes the film a work worthy of its repertoire and that can be cataloged as something more than a simple thriller. [Full review in Spanish]
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