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Movie review: 'Split' thrills, haunts

One of Shymalan's best films

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – "Split" (PG-13)
Kevin Wendell Crumb (James McAvoy) suffers from a multiple personality disorder that makes him kidnap three teenage girls when his most sinister personality emerges. This movie is everything and more that you would expect from M. Night Shyamalan.

The upside: It is one of the more realistic scenarios from Shyamalan. It allows you to become engaged by the suspense and horror of this story. The downside: There is a twist at the end, that makes you wonder if there will be a part two. Overall, McAvoy successfully dives into one personality after another, making the audience gasp at the shifts and want more because its so gripping. I expect there to be more dialogue about mental illness because of this film.


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