100 Word Review – Split

I’ve seen three M. Night Shyamalan films—The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable and After Earth.

Split confirms that After Earth is an aberration when it comes to me and this much-maligned director.

Full of tension and mystery, the entire film and it’s semi-plausible premise is underpinned by a fantastic performance from James McAvoy, as he transforms into several different personalities residing in the same body. His shorn head forms a canvas upon which he paints various characters. Hedwig, Dennis, and Patricia are all immediately clear purely by facial expression.

Mr Shyamalan gets a hard time. From my experience it isn’t deserved.

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