Split

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(15) 117mins Three’s com­pany, 23’s an in­tim­i­dat­ing crowd in writer-di­rec­tor M Night Shya­malan’s in­trigu­ing thriller about a trio of teenagers who are ab­ducted in broad day­light and held hostage by a 30-some­thing odd­ball ex­hibit­ing mul­ti­ple-per­son­al­ity dis­or­der.

As dra­matic set-ups go, Split is ripe with sus­pense, and Shya­malan’s script veers in un­ex­pected di­rec­tions with glimpses of his pre­vi­ous power.

Hold­ing this to­gether is Glas­gow­born lead ac­tor James McAvoy’s tourde-force por­trayal of an emo­tion­ally dam­aged man at war with him­self.

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