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This movie is the proof that the world is becoming a sick and dumb place
Best movie ever!
An old-fashioned movie made with new-fashioned finesse.
This movie feels like it was made purely to piss off people who want good shows
Ironically enough there seems to be a split in the opinions of this movie. I hated it. I thought it was crushingly dull and derivative. Good performance from James McAvoy... but these type of high concept, slightly hammy, chameleon-like roles are bread and butter to a trained actor. It's the sort of setup that drama students practice (not always successfully) Not taking anything away from his performance as it was very good. The movie as a whole was uninteresting to me though. I'm a fan of Anya Taylor-Joy and hopefully she can find better movies that fit her talent, like The Witch in which she was excellent.
Wow, this is my first review on IMDB. Let's start off with the movie that got me interested into film, and that movie is Split. I remember being 13 years old, sitting on my couch a few nights before halloween. I wanted to watch a horror film, so I browsed on the "Free Movies" section on Xfinity Demand. I scrolled down the page, and my eyes everted to Split. I read the plot synopsis, and I really liked the concept and watching the film for the first time was one of the best movie watching experiences I've ever had. I was glued to my seat the whole time watching the film and it genuinely scared me. I noticed how the movie builds suspense and I also paid attention to the interesting camera angles the cinematographer chose to shot. After watching the film, I was excited to watch more M. Night Shyamalan films, and that eventually built my love for film. James Mcavoy in this film has an oscar worthy performance, playing 23 different personalities. Anya Taylor Joy also had a very good performance in this film and she played a very interesting character. The techniques for building and showing suspense was masterful in this movie, and the cinematography in this film was golden. The story in this film was also very investing, and its twist and turns are very fun. At first I didn't understand the twist ending, but after browsing the internet, I found out it involved a character from Unbreakable, and watching that movie was also a treat. I'm 14 years old right now, and my passion for film will live on! Split is one of my favorite films of all time and it is a film I will always love.
I've seen it maybe 10 times now. I love the suspense, the acting of McAvoy, and the Unbreakable reference. I don't get it that people don't love this movie. It's fantastic.
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.