Split [2016 26 September]

Country:  USA
Genre:Horror, Thriller
Rating:7.5  Rate
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DirectorM. Night Shyamalan
Selected CastJames McAvoy as Dennis / Patricia / Hedwig / The Beast / Kevin Wendell Crumb / Barry / Orwell / Jade
 Anya Taylor-Joy as Casey Cooke
 Betty Buckley as Dr. Karen Fletcher
 Haley Lu Richardson as Claire Benoit

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Split [2016 26 September] - Universal - USA (2017)

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26th Dec 2020

Magic Marmalade
15th Apr 2020
 Rated 8/10
For anyone who hasn't seen this, and knows nothing about it, it's difficult to talk about without offering a spoiler...

(Probably pointless not to mention the twist, as the follow up film to this kind of unequivocally spoils it itself by virtue of it's very existence!)

...But at a time when some felt M. Night Shyamalan's powers were ebbing (I may be alone in loving everything he does!), this had no real expectation around it, but is an absolute return to form, and in territory fans of his movies will love.

It is his inimitable take on the origins of a super-villain... maybe (?)

For the story centres around a man apparently suffering from a pronounced multiple-personality disorder... but the question lingers throughout he film, is it just that, or is there something more... supernatural about it?

(Sound familiar... ? :)

He abducts three teenage schoolgirls, for creepy reasons that leave you fearing the worst for what you are maybe about to watch... but needless to say, it gets stranger as it goes than that, as the story moves into bizarre territory.

James McAvoy gives a career best performance(s) in a film that most actors might have failed to be convincing in, and ruined the whole premise, and Anya Taylor Joy is very strong as the hero / heroine of the film.

The soundtrack is the last element which pushes the whole film up a notch or five... it is phenomenal!

Overall, it's a great addition to a... larger picture, which meant it has a lot to live up to... and does, but by being entirely it's own brand of brilliant.

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