‘Split’

split_ver2The multiple split personalities of a superb James McAvoy (The Last King of Scotland, X-Men) are the lynchpin of this enjoyable claustrophobic kidnap thriller.

Three teenage girls are kidnapped by a man with an inner struggle for personality dominance by 23 separate characters awaiting the unleashing of a 24th. It’s a typical M Night Shyamalan film (The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable) with its mix of dark humour, well-paced thrills and a few unexpected surprises. But, with McAvoy and a convincing Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch, Morgan) as one of the teenage girls, it’s Shyamalan’s best in a while.

Rating: 64%

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