Split

Split

DVD - 2017
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MPAA rating: PG-13; for disturbing thematic content and behavior, violence and some language CHV rating: 14A.
Even though Kevin has evidenced 23 personalities to his trusted psychiatrist, Dr. Fletcher, there remains one still submerged who is set to materialize and dominate all 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 apart.
Publisher: Universal City, California : Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, 2017
Copyright Date: ©2017
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,region 1,rda
digital,optical,surround,Dolby digital 5.1,rda
1 videodisc (117 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in

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myamber
Nov 06, 2017

A very good movie

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courtws
Oct 29, 2017

Another masterpiece by M. Night Shyamalan about a split personality / multiple identity guy (Kevin) who takes on 23 different personalities and abducts three teenage girls. Low budget ($9 million) movie without any special effects or cool music but it did its job -- and grossed $278 million in box office sales. At one point I almost walked out but I'm glad I stayed to the end (I won't spoil the ending). Fascinating complex look (mostly through dialog) at the inner workings of a very screwed up mind.

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therhiannamater
Oct 24, 2017

I can't believe I didn't review this before. I actually have to admit that I think M. Night Shyamalan is a decent filmmaker, but I think where he really thrives is his writing. Often I think his stories would be better suited in book form as the performances of the actors can fall a bit flat in all the exposition. It really helps to be a fan of his before delving into this one. ANYWHO. This is a pretty great film. The less you know about it, the more enjoyable the movie watching experience is. The "multiple personalities" plotline is something I usually take issue with as mental health in America is typically seen, as it is here, like something out of a horror movie instead of a treatable disorder. However, the way that idea is utilized in this film is almost completely unique and fresh in perspective. I've yet to see a disappointing performance from James McAvoy and this is no exception.

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BrandonBlanchard
Oct 12, 2017

James McAvoy is a brilliant actor, and that is the only reason this movie has 4 stars. The plot is confusing, his purpose is equally confusing, and the breaks into metaphysical philosophy are disracting and kill the tension.

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samjenks
Sep 21, 2017

This man has multiple personalities and is a murder. I can't recommend it to anyone.

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llane
Sep 18, 2017

If you really like M.night Shyamalan you'll enjoy this. The idea was not fulfilled well; actors were good, story line was sad . I hoped it would be much, much better !!!!!

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readyrisa
Sep 18, 2017

Excellent thriller!

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Angie206
Sep 12, 2017

Overrated and just something missing about this movie that it doesn't all tie in to each other.

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thornhill_boy
Sep 03, 2017

It is more overrated that M.Night Shaymalan's rating itself. As usual MNS tries to hijack the plot to the metaphysical and the abstract, well away from the normal living humans. I wish he would find a way of doing things in in Sci-Fi arena so that we are clear of the intent rather than struggling eternally to figure out his symbolism, subconsciousness and alter-ego.

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coffeesnob9
Aug 25, 2017

Good movie! I love James McAvoy and he does an excellent job playing cray cray! I have to say every time I watch a M. Night Shyamalan flick, I expect an ending like The Sixth Sense, but never get one....this movie is no exception, but still very good! Check it out!

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jimg2000
Jun 18, 2017

Tons of quotes in IMDb but not:

DID P1 of 2:
One identity in an individual with Dissociative Identity Disorder can have high cholesterol. One. There have been cases where one identity is allergic to bee stings. The others are not. Are there moments where two identities can coexist at the same time? There are times when two identities can take the "light" or "the spot" or consciousness at the same time. This happened with a student that I was working with. And her left and right hand were taking notes in different hand-writings about separate things at the same time.

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jimg2000
Jun 18, 2017

DID P2 of 2:

The differences in the identities can be dramatic. As much as the difference between you and me and every person in that auditorium. The identities have different IQ's. They have different physical strengths. One personality is a Russian weightlifter and can lift three times his body weight. Their ability to hyper-focus and have different experiences is astounding. Have these individuals, through their suffering, unlocked the potential of the brain? Is this the ultimate doorway to all things we call unknown? Is this where our sense of the supernatural comes from?

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AMerr22
Oct 31, 2017

Violence: Some disturbing content and bloody images.

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