Movie Review: Split

Split is a psychological thriller directed by M Night Shyamalan. Photograph:( Facebook )

WION New Delhi, Delhi, India Feb 28, 2017, 02.49 AM (IST) Shilpika

Split is a psychological thriller written and directed by M Night Shyamalan. The Scottish actor, James McAvoy is the protagonist of this tale of split personalities.

Storyline: 3/5
Conspiracy Theory and concept of split personalities have one thing in common, they are never out of fashion. Split, the movie, uses the latter to make waves. Obviously, the storyline is intriguing. 

On the flip side, 23 personalities need a lot of screen time to make their presence felt and that is the chink in the armour.

Direction: (4/5)
M. Night Shyamalan makes a comeback in the genre of supernatural and twist endings, and it is a commendable comeback. 

The film depicts the director’s finesse in balancing the sensitivity associated with religious believes, child abuse and one of the most controversial psychological illness, split personality.

Acting: (3/5)
James McAvoy, more commonly recognized as young professor Charles Xavier of X-Men: First Class, is proving himself to be a versatile actor.

Portraying 23 versatile personalities in one body, a few dominant, a few submissive and a few dormant, takes versatility and james did fair justice to almost all of them.

Entertainment: 3/5
Split is an immersive experience into the psychology of a highly disturbed persona. Though the acting and cinematography is gripping, the entertainment quotient is average. 

There are points where film appears convoluted and audience might lose interest.

Conclusion: 3.5/5
For the love of thrillers and specially psychological thrillers, this is a must watch. It is a good dip into unusual. Split is worth a visit to the theaters this weekend.