Saturday, 29 July, 7:30pm
Tuesday, 8 August, 7:30pm – FINAL
This 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.
Split is the best M. Night Shyamalan creation in recent memory, as anchored by a great performance (or, rather, performances) by James McAvoy.
Sandie Schaefer, Screen Rant
There are plenty of proper twists to follow, none more unexpected than the fact that Shyamalan himself has managed to get his groove back after a slew of increasingly atrocious misfires.
Peter Debrugge, Variety
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.
And… The final moments of Split were more than 15 years in the making, a secret so guarded that writer-director M. Night Shyamalan didn’t allow it to be included in test screenings of the film.
UK 2017, 117 min, rated R13 (violence, horror scenes & content may disturb)
Directed by M. Night Shyamalan
Starring James McAvoy, Betty Buckley, Anya Taylor-Joy, Jessica Sula, Haley Sue Richardson & M. Night Shyamalan