Starring: James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Betty Buckley, Jessica Sula, Haley Lu Richardson
OUR RATING: ★★★★☆
Psychological thriller written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan. Split (2016) ollows Kevin (James McAvoy), who has evidenced 23 personalities to his trusted psychiatrist, Dr. Fletcher (Betty Buckley). But there remains one still submerged who is set to materialize and dominate all the others. Compelled to abduct three teenage girls led by the willful, observant Casey (Anya Taylor-Joy), Kevin reaches a war for survival among all of those contained within him, as well as everyone around him, as the walls between his compartments shatter apart.
Our Favorite Quotes:
Casey: [referring to being locked inside a room in a basement] What are we doing here? What the hell is going on?
Kevin: [opens the door holding a rifle] I was sent to get you for a reason.
Casey: There’s a flower on the pillows, a flower in the bathroom, like we’re important.
Claire: The only chance we have is if all three of us go crazy on this guy.
Casey: [spying through the keyhole sees someone dressed in women’s clothes] Who is that? Maybe she can help us.
Claire: We’re here! Help us!
Marcia: We’re in here!
Kevin: [enters dressed in women’s clothes] Don’t worry, he knows what you’re here for. He’s not allowed to touch you. He knows that. He listens to me.
Kevin: [in childish voice] My name’s Hedwig. I have red socks.
Casey: How old are you?
Kevin: Someone’s coming for you.
Casey: Who’s coming?
Kevin: [to Casey] He’s done awful things to people and he’ll do awful things to you.
Kevin: The Beast.
Casey: Help me get out of her, Hedwig.
Casey: [suddenly Kevin grabs her and picks her up] Oh, no!
Casey: Hedwig, could you help us?
Kevin: [as Hedwig] I have a window in my room.
Casey: Maybe you can show us.
Kevin: [to Casey, referring to his drawing of a window] It’s here. Now it’s closed. Now it’s open.
Kevin: [flips the drawing to show a drawing of an open window] Did you think it was a real window so you could leave?
Kevin: [to Casey] Are you trying to trick me? I’ll tell on you.
Kevin: Aren’t you the clever one.
'We are what we believe we are.' - The Beast (Split) Click To Tweet
Dr. Fletcher: [to Kevin] You’ve emailed for an appointment two days in a row. Tell me what’s going on? Did something happen?
Dr. Fletcher: I’ve never seen a case like this before. Twenty-three identities live in Kevin’s body.
Dr. Fletcher: [to Kevin] Who are you?
Dr. Fletcher: The human brain is the most complex object in the universe.
Dr. Fletcher: An individual with multiple personalities can change their body chemistry with their thoughts.
Dr. Clerque: What will happen when he unlocks the potential of his brain?
Dr. Fletcher: There is no limit to what he can become.
Casey: [to Claire and Marcia, referring to Kevin’s split personalities] The only way we’re getting out of here is if one of them decides to let us out.
Casey: [into the walkie-talkie] There’s a man here, he abducted us and he’s going to kill me!
Casey: We’re meant for something, something horrible.
Kevin: Tonight is a sacred night. You will be in the presence of something greater. The world will understand now. The beast is real.
Dennis: You like to make fun of us, but we are more powerful than you think.
'Those who have not been torn have no value in themselves and no place in this world. They are asleep.' - The Beast (Split) Click To Tweet
Dennis: The Beast is a sentient creature who represents the highest form of humans’ evolution. He believes the time of ordinary humanity is over. I hope this makes you feel calm. You will be in the presence of something greater. I was going to ask for your last shirt, but I won’t. Because tonight is a sacred night. It’s almost over.
Dr. Fletcher: There must be limits to what a human being can become.
The Beast: We are glorious! We will no longer be afraid. Only through pain can you achieve your greatness! The impure are the untouched, the unburned, the unslain. Those who have not been torn have no value in themselves and no place in this world! They are asleep!
The Beast: You are different from the rest. Your heart is pure! Rejoice! The broken are the more evolved. Rejoice.
The Beast: We are what we believe we are.
Hedwig: Holy shit, this is so cool. They are going to believe we exist now, right?
Dennis: They are going to have to.
Hedwig: So, what do we do now?
Patricia: [referring to The Beast] We trust in him. He’ll protect us. Look at what he can do. Let him show the world how powerful we can be.
Diner Patron: This is like that crazy guy in the wheelchair that they put away fifteen years ago. And they gave him a funny name, too. What was it?
David Dunn: Mr. Glass.
Diner Patron: Oh, yeah.