Split is a American psychological horror thriller film and the second installment in the Unbreakable trilogy written, directed, and produced by M. Night Shyamalan and starring James McAvoy, Anya Taylor Joy, and Betty Buckley.The film follows a man with different personalities who kidnaps and imprisons three teenage girls in an isolated underground facility..M. Night Shyamalan's film Split takes abuse as character to a logical and absurd extreme. Full Review. Jorge Loser Espinof. .Many have been vocal that horror writer director M. Night Shyamalan has been on a downward spiral after having peaked with Unbreakable, his very own superhero origins film. Split sees the continuation of Shyamalan's tryst with the supernatural but also a long awaited rhetoric that this filmmaker was merely waiting for the right moment to resurface..Which makes his latest, "Split," such an exciting return to form. A rare, straight up horror film from Shyamalan, "Split" is a thrilling reminder of what a technical master he can be. All his virtuoso camerawork is on display his lifelong, loving homage to Alfred Hitchcock, which includes, as always, inserting himself in a cameo..Read Empire's review of M. Night Shyamalan's latest thriller, Split..Au.nce Reviews for Split. . I suppose it should be obvious that no review of this movie is complete without mentioning how fucking fantastic James McAvoy was in the lead role..Split really is a movie for all sorts of personalities. Topics. Split First look review M Night Shyamalan James McAvoy Horror films Thrillers film reviews Share on Facebook Share on Twitter .
The film received generally positive reviews, with McAvoy s performance earning high praise and some critics labeling it a welcome return to form for Shyamalan, although some criticized the film for its perceived stigmatization of mental illness. The film grossed $ million worldwide on a budget of $ million..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. Full Review | Original Score ..