Split Reviews

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February 19, 2020
While Split isn't exactly a thoughtful look at the struggle of a man plagued by mental illness, it's not really trying to be that. It sets out to be an entertaining genre exercise and a fun time at the movies, and it succeeds.
January 24, 2020
James McAvoy helps save M. Night Shyamalan from himself in Split...I'm disappointed by some of Shyamalan's choices in this film, but Split is still worth seeing in the theater for McAvoy's brilliance.
January 15, 2020
Shyamalan's greatest strength has always been building individual scenes; sprung from the puzzle movie trap, he is free to riff away.
October 9, 2019
In trying to make an intelligent and unique thriller, M. Night Shyamalan has instead created a film which is worth your time, but one which feels like it squanders an infinitely interesting premise.
August 14, 2019
McAvoy is masterful in his role as he takes on nine different characters all rolled into one heaping mess of a human being.
August 7, 2019
Up until the last 20 or so minutes, Split is a tense, tightly directed thriller that would probably have ended up among my favorite movies at the end of the year.
July 30, 2019
This is still not mint-condition Shyamalan, but he's heading in the right direction, with some help from McAvoy, who gives Kevin-and 23 other characters-all that he's got.
July 24, 2019
Split is deeply weird, cheerfully perverse, and way, way over the top. It's also a hell of a lot of fun.
July 9, 2019
So silly, so trashy, so unabashedly schlocky that one really can't resist being remarkably entertained while watching it.
June 25, 2019
One of the criticisms leveled against Split has been its use of a psychological condition as a villainous device. That's a fair criticism, but the silliness of this depiction prevents it from making any salient implication about real-world mental health.
June 4, 2019
Easily the director's best film since Unbreakable, returning the director to the kind of economical, straightforward suspense that he does so well.
May 6, 2019
An outrageous yet somehow grounded film that sees Shyamalan return to form.
April 22, 2019
[M. Night Shyamalan] got me - and not only did he get me, I loved what he did.
March 30, 2019
As the film goes on, SPLIT begins to add more and more fascinating components. The final act is principally audacious, delving into a whole other level of reveals that are largely crowd-pleasing and bold.
March 8, 2019
Although Split is fascinating, tense and creepy to the point of discomfort, its main issue is that it puts all its cards on the table too early.
February 13, 2019
Split is a gripping film that manages to feel both expansive and suffocating, a well-crafted piece of genre fare that transcends its genre.
January 30, 2019
Unfortunately, in Split, M. Night Shyamalan has created a film that sees the fine line between skin-crawling and revulsion and runs right past it.
January 24, 2019
McAvoy's performance is jaw-dropping. It manages to be both mesmerising and scarily unwatchable at the same time, then by turns terrifying and sympathetic, playful and murderous.
January 23, 2019
There's something exciting about a filmmaker scribbling away at a movie comic in his own corner...
January 18, 2019
The latest written-directed Shyamalan film, Split, largely shatters expectations, becoming the most straight-forward thriller in his oeuvre and a showcase for all of the actors involved.
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