SplitJanuary. 19,2017 PG-13
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What a remarkable film! The premise of the film seems quite superficial at first but as the layers are peeled back there's so much more beneath.It's a horror film without special effects gore, an action flick without any car chases. A high-tension psychological thriller for viewers with active imaginations, who don't need to be spoon-fed every explanation.The acting is top-notch, the script sympathetic, the cinematography and set fantastic, and the music/sound subtle enough not to be noticed, consciously, while building the tension inexorably. It's gripping, un-turn-away-able.Seriously impressive. I don't give 10's lightly.
Split is a 2017 horror film. It tells the story of a man who has 24 multiple personalities, he kidnapped four teenage girls and kept him, can the girls escape? This film is very boring, there are too many conversations, there is no tension when I watch this movie ... This film makes me sleep fast.
M.Night Shyamalan is one of those filmmakers that you either love or hate, and I definitely love his work. However, I stopped watching him after the Happening, (which was really quite a terrible movie. No comment on The Last Airbender). This is such a wonderful comeback. His ability to totally freak you out without being terrifying; to keep you fascinated, yet completely confused, it's all just so much fun! Not sure how his films can be so slow yet so gripping and FUN! This one is bang on. The cinematography is wonderful, the story is intense and gripping. Not to mention that James Macavoy is bang on (what a great performance, love Joaquin Phoenix, but not sure he would have been quite so awesomely intense as Macavoy was). I highly recommend this film to any thriller lovers and a must for any M.Night lovers (but I don't need to say that at this point now, do I). I agree it's not a horror film but it does very get under your skin. (If you found The Ring too much, don't watch this!) However, if you loved The Sixth Sense and Unbreakable, this is a must see!! Can't wait to see Glass.
Manoj Shayamalan and James Mcavoy deserve oscar for this movie. James played a DID patient with greatest acting skills, Casey Affleck please turn down the oscar to him. Shyamalan has woven a complex world around the James. Screenplay and direction is top notch. It is one of the thrillers where you feel the story. It is sequel to unbreakable, so I'm looking forward for superhero Dunn to fight the Horde and Mr. Glass. Greatest superhero trilogy of our era.