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Release Date: January 20th, 2017

DVD Release Date: April 18th, 2017

PG-13|1 hr 57 min

Plot Summary
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 of the others. Compelled to abduct three teenage girls led by the willful, observant Casey, 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.

Cast: James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Betty Buckley, Haley Lu Richardson, Jessica Sula, Izzie Coffey, Brad William Henke, Sebastian Arcelus

Director: M. Night Shyamalan

Genres: Thriller, Horror

Production Co: Lightning Entertainment, Universal Pictures, Blumhouse Productions, Blinding Edge Pictures

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Keywords: Temptation, Survival, Transformation, Office, Dark, 2010s, Intense, Escape, Car, Murder, Police officer

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  • The director ties themes together at the end with more finesse than usual, letting a couple of meaningful visuals speak for themselves where he might have thrown in a line or two of explanatory dialogue. And as for that final twist, it's a doozy. show more

  • Split reworks some of the themes Mr. Shyamalan developed in the 2000 “Unbreakable” — weakness and strength, unstoppable power, a sense of emergent destiny. The film contends that people are purified by suffering. Having suffered through the screening, I’m still waiting for my purer self to kick in. show more

  • A remarkably weird and wonderful exercise in psychological terror featuring a virtuoso performance by Scottish actor James McAvoy. show more

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