“Split” is a 2016 psychological horror-thriller film directed by M. Night Shyamalan and starring James McAvoy as a man with dissociative identity disorder who kidnaps three teenage girls. As the girls attempt to escape, they encounter the different personalities within their captor, some of which are more dangerous than others.
The film was praised for its intense and suspenseful storyline, as well as James McAvoy’s performance, which was lauded for its range and depth. “Split” was also noted for its thematic exploration of trauma and mental illness, as well as its connection to Shyamalan’s earlier film, “Unbreakable.”
Overall, “Split” was a critical and commercial success, grossing over $278 million worldwide against a budget of $9 million. The film was also praised for its clever twist ending, which revealed that it was set in the same universe as “Unbreakable,” leading to the 2019 sequel “Glass.”
“Split” is a gripping and unsettling thriller that offers a fresh take on the horror genre, and showcases James McAvoy’s impressive acting range.
Duration: 117 min.