Split (15)

Rutherglen Reformer - - Reviews -

To say too much about M. Night Shya­malan’s lat­est – and best since Un­break­able – would be let­ting the cat out of the bag.

Go in blind and you’ll be treated to a terrific tale burst­ing with cre­ativ­ity that ends in a killer twist.

James McAvoy is out­stand­ing as the trou­bled lead di­ag­nosed with 23 dis­tinct per­son­al­i­ties.

He em­bod­ies each per­son­al­ity shown with im­pres­sive in­di­vid­ual char­ac­ter­is­tics, cul­mi­nat­ing in an as­ton­ish­ing dis­play of phys­i­cal­ity.

Anya Tay­lor-Joy is in fine form too, al­though I’m not sure her char­ac­ter’s har­row­ing back story was nec­es­sary.

It’s a credit to Shya­malan’s script that you’re never sure which di­rec­tion it’s go­ing in.

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