Split (15)



Horror (2016)
117mins US

Starring: James McAvoy, Haley Lu Richardson, Anya Taylor-Joy, Jessica Sula, Betty Buckley
Director: M Night Shyamalan
Writer(s): M Night Shyamalan
Listings: London | Rest of UK and Ireland

For her birthday celebration at a local restaurant, popular high school student Claire Benoit invites her classmates, including best friend Marcia and creepy outcast, Casey. On the way home, a socially awkward misfit called Kevin Crumb overpowers Claire's father and kidnaps the three girls, spiriting them away to a bunker. The teenagers woozily regain consciousness from chloroform fumes in a cell without windows or obvious means of escape, completely at the mercy of their captor.

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Split (15)

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 thirty-something oddball exhibiting multiple-personality disorder. The abductor's distinct personas supplant one another without warning, establishing a tense psychological battle for internal supremacy, which runs parallel to the hostages' life-or-death fight for survival. As dramatic set-ups go, Split is ripe with suspense, and Shyamalan's script veers in unexpected directions, including one tantalising sequence that will draw gasps from fans of his earlier work...

Split. Copyright: Universal Pictures. Caption: James McAvoy as Kevin in Split, directed by M Night Shyamalan. All Rights Reserved.A flashback framing device to a childhood hunting trip is far more predictable and the twisted morality of closing scenes, which attempt to justify who deserves to die, leaves a slightly bitter taste in the mouth. Far sweeter is Glasgow-born lead actor James McAvoy's tour-de-force portrayal of an emotionally damaged man at war with himself. In one powerhouse scene, he ricochets between several personalities, capturing with aplomb the fierce battle raging inside his antagonist's head.

For her birthday celebration at a local restaurant, popular high school student Claire Benoit (Haley Lu Richardson) invites her classmates, including best friend Marcia (Jessica Sula) and creepy outcast, Casey (Anya Taylor-Joy). On the way home, a socially awkward misfit called Kevin Crumb (McAvoy) overpowers Claire's father (Neal Huff) and kidnaps the three girls, spiriting them away to a bunker. The teenagers woozily regain consciousness from chloroform fumes in a cell without windows or obvious means of escape, completely at the mercy of their captor. "You know the only chance we have is if all three of us go crazy on this guy," whimpers Claire, panic rising. Casey urges caution and the hostages discover that Kevin exhibits 23 distinct personalities including a germ-phobic brute called Barry, a clucky British mother hen called Patricia and a nine-year-old boy called Hedwig. "[Barry] knows he's not allowed to touch you. He knows that," Patricia soothingly informs the trio after one heated encounter. Away from the bunker, Kevin makes regular visits to psychiatrist Dr Karen Fletcher (Betty Buckley), who is well aware of her patient's condition. Meanwhile in the cell, Casey recalls hunting expeditions in the woods with her father (Sebastian Arcelus) and uncle (Brad William Henke), which taught her how to incapacitate large animals.

Split is a return to confident form for Shyamalan, who has never quite lived up to the dizzying promise of his Oscar-nominated third feature The Sixth Sense. Admittedly his picture falls short of the suffocating tension of yesteryear's abduction thriller 10 Cloverfield Lane, but it's an entertaining thrill ride, which gradually builds to the emergence of Kevin's 24th personality. Aside from McAvoy's virtuoso turn, Taylor-Joy is haunting as a victim who might be stronger than she looks. As in many of Shyamalan's other features, appearances are intentionally deceptive.

- Kim Hu

Split. Copyright: Universal Pictures. Caption: James McAvoy as Kevin in Split, directed by M Night Shyamalan. All Rights Reserved.


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Rest of UK and Irish Cinemas

Listed in alphabetical order by city/place name followed by cinema name.

From Friday 17th February
To Thursday 23rd February

- Aberdeen, Cineworld Aberdeen - Union Square
- Aberdeen, Vue Aberdeen
- Accrington, Vue Accrington
- Altrincham, Vue Altrincham (Apollo)
- Arklow, Arklow Omniplex
- Ashbourne, Showtime Cinemas Ashbourne
- Ashford, Cineworld Ashford
- Ashton-under-Lyne, Cineworld Ashton-under-Lyne
- Athlone, IMC Athlone
- Ballina, IMC Ballina
- Ballymena, IMC Ballymena
- Barrow-in-Furness, Vue Barrow (Apollo)
- Basildon, Cineworld Basildon
- Basingstoke, Odeon Basingstoke
- Basingstoke, Vue Basingstoke Festival Place
- Bath, Odeon Bath
- Batley, Showcase Leeds
- Belfast, Movie House Cityside (Yorkgate)
- Belfast, Movie House Dublin Road
- Belfast, Odeon Belfast
- Bicester, Vue Bicester
- Birkenhead, Vue Birkenhead
- Birmingham, Cineworld Birmingham NEC
- Birmingham, Empire Birmingham Great Park
- Birmingham, Odeon Birmingham Broadway Plaza
- Birmingham, Odeon Birmingham New Street
- Birmingham, Vue Birmingham
- Blackburn, Vue Blackburn
- Blackpool, Odeon Blackpool
- Blackpool, The Reel Picture
- Boldon Colliery, Cineworld Boldon Tyne And Wear
- Bolton, Cineworld Bolton
- Bolton, The Light Cinema, Bolton
- Bolton, Vue Bolton
- Bootle, Odeon Liverpool Switch Island
- Bournemouth, Odeon Bournemouth BH2
- Bracknell, Odeon Bracknell
- Bradford, Cineworld Bradford
- Bradford, Odeon Leeds-Bradford
- Braintree, Cineworld Braintree
- Bridgend, Odeon Bridgend
- Bristol, Cineworld Bristol
- Bristol, Showcase Bristol Avon Meads
- Bristol, Showcase Bristol Cinema De Lux
- Bristol, Vue Bristol Cribbs Causeway
- Bristol, Vue Bristol Longwell Green
- Bromborough, Odeon Bromborough
- Bury, Vue Bury The Rock
- Camberley, Vue Camberley
- Cambridge, Vue Cambridge
- Canterbury, Odeon Canterbury
- Cardiff, Cineworld Cardiff
- Cardiff, Odeon Cardiff
- Cardiff, Showcase Cardiff Nantgarw
- Cardiff, Vue Cardiff
- Carlisle, Vue Carlisle
- Carlow, IMC Carlow
- Carmarthen, Vue Carmarthen (Apollo)
- Castlebar, Mayo Movie World Castlebar
- Castleford, Cineworld Castleford
- Cavan Town, Odeon Cavan
- Chatham, Odeon Chatham
- Chelmsford, Odeon Chelmsford
- Cleethorpes, Parkway Cinema
- Clonmel, IMC Clonmel
- Clydebank, Empire Clydebank
- Colchester, Odeon Colchester
- Coleraine, Movie House Coleraine
- Cork, Cork Omniplex
- Cork, The Gate Cork
- Cork, The Gate Mallow
- Coventry, Odeon Coventry
- Cramlington, Vue Cramlington
- Cwmbran, Vue Cwmbran
- Darlington, Vue Darlington
- Derby, Showcase Derby Cinema De Lux
- Derby, Showcase Derby Foresters Park
- Doncaster, Vue Doncaster
- Douglas, Cinemaworld Douglas
- Drogheda, The Arc Cinema
- Dublin, Cineworld Dublin
- Dublin, IMC Santry
- Dublin, IMC Tallaght
- Dublin, Movies @ Swords
- Dublin, Odeon Blanchardstown
- Dublin, Odeon Charlestown
- Dublin, Odeon Coolock
- Dublin, Vue Dublin
- Dudley, Odeon Dudley Merry Hill
- Dudley, Showcase Dudley
- Dundalk, Dundalk Omniplex
- Dundalk, IMC Dundalk
- Dundee, Odeon Dundee
- Dun Laoghaire, IMC Dun Laoghaire
- East Didsbury, Cineworld Didsbury
- East Kilbride, Odeon East Kilbride
- Eastleigh, Vue Eastleigh
- Edinburgh, Cineworld Edinburgh
- Edinburgh, Odeon Edinburgh Fort Kinnaird
- Edinburgh, Vue Edinburgh Ocean Terminal
- Edinburgh, Vue Edinburgh Omni Centre
- Ellesmere Port, Vue Cheshire Oaks
- Enniskillen, IMC Enniskillen
- Exeter, Vue Exeter
- Falkirk, Cineworld Falkirk
- Farnborough, Vue Farnborough
- Galway, IMC Galway
- Galway, IMC Oranmore
- Gateshead, Odeon Metrocentre
- Gateshead, Vue Gateshead
- Glasgow, Cineworld Glasgow - Renfrew Street
- Glasgow, Cineworld Glasgow - Silverburn
- Glasgow, Odeon Glasgow Springfield Quay
- Glasgow, Showcase Glasgow
- Glasgow, Vue Glasgow Fort
- Glengormley, Movie House Glengormley
- Gloucester, Cineworld Gloucester Quays
- Gorey, [email protected]
- Grays, Vue Thurrock
- Greenhithe, Showcase Bluewater
- Halifax, Vue Halifax
- Hamilton, Vue Hamilton
- Hartlepool, Vue Hartlepool
- Hatfield, Odeon Hatfield
- Hemel Hempstead, Cineworld Hemel Hempstead
- Henley-on-Thames, Regal Picturehouse
- Huddersfield, Odeon Huddersfield
- Hull, Cineworld Hull
- Hull, Reel Cinema Hull
- Hull, Vue Hull Princes Quay
- Inverness, Vue Inverness
- Jersey, Cineworld Jersey
- Kettering, Odeon Kettering
- Kilmarnock, Odeon Kilmarnock
- Lancaster, Vue Lancaster
- Leamington Spa, Vue Leamington Spa (Apollo)
- Leeds, Vue Leeds Kirkstall Road
- Leeds, Vue Leeds The Light
- Leicester, Odeon Leicester
- Leicester, Showcase Leicester Cinema De Lux
- Leicester, Vue Leicester
- Leigh, Cineworld Leigh
- Limerick, Limerick Omniplex
- Limerick, Odeon Limerick
- Limerick, Showtime Cinemas Limerick
- Lincoln, Odeon Lincoln
- Lisburn, Lisburn Omniplex
- Liverpool, Odeon Liverpool ONE
- Liverpool, Showcase Liverpool
- Livingston, Vue Livingston
- Llandudno, Cineworld Llandudno
- Llanelli, Odeon Llanelli
- Londonderry, Brunswick Moviebowl
- Loughborough, Cineworld Loughborough
- Luton, Cineworld Luton
- Maidstone, Odeon Maidstone
- Manchester, AMC Great Northern
- Manchester, Odeon Manchester
- Manchester, Odeon Trafford Centre
- Manchester, Showcase Manchester
- Mansfield, Odeon Mansfield
- Merthyr Tydfil, Vue Merthyr Tydfil
- Middlesbrough, Cineworld Middlesbrough
- Midleton, The Gate Midleton
- Milton Keynes, Cineworld Milton Keynes
- Milton Keynes, Odeon Milton Keynes Stadium
- Mullingar, IMC Mullingar
- Naas, Odeon Naas
- Newbridge, Odeon Newbridge
- Newbury, Vue Newbury
- Newcastle-under-Lyme, Vue Newcastle-under-Lyme
- Newcastle upon Tyne, Empire Newcastle Upon Tyne
- Newport, Cineworld Newport Friars Walk
- Newport, Cineworld Newport Spytty Road
- Newry, Newry Omniplex
- Northampton, Cineworld Northampton
- Northampton, Vue Northampton
- Norwich, Odeon Norwich
- Norwich, Vue Norwich
- Nottingham, Cineworld Nottingham
- Nuneaton, Odeon Nuneaton
- Oldham, Odeon Oldham
- Omagh, IMC Omagh
- Orpington, Odeon Orpington
- Oxford, Vue Oxford
- Paignton, Vue Torbay (Apollo)
- Paisley, Showcase Paisley
- Peterborough, Showcase Peterborough
- Plymouth, Vue Plymouth
- Poole, Cineworld Poole
- Portsmouth, Vue Portsmouth
- Port Talbot, Reel Cinema Port Talbot
- Preston, Odeon Preston
- Preston, Vue Preston
- Reading, Showcase Reading Cinema De Lux
- Reading, Vue Reading
- Redditch, Vue Redditch (Apollo)
- Renfrew, Odeon Braehead
- Rhyl, Vue Rhyl (Apollo)
- Rochdale, Odeon Rochdale
- Rochester, Cineworld Rochester
- Rothesay, Discovery Theatre
- Rugby, Cineworld Rugby
- Runcorn, Cineworld Runcorn
- Salford, Vue Manchester Lowry
- Scunthorpe, Vue Scunthorpe
- Sheffield, Cineworld Sheffield
- Sheffield, Odeon Sheffield
- Sheffield, Vue Sheffield
- Southampton, Odeon Southampton
- Southend-on-Sea, Odeon Southend
- Southport, Vue Southport
- Stevenage, Cineworld Stevenage
- St Helens, Cineworld St Helens
- Stillorgan, Odeon Stillorgan
- Stirling, Vue Stirling
- Stockport, Cineworld Stockport
- Stockton-on-Tees, Showcase Teesside
- Stoke-on-Trent, Odeon Stoke
- Stroud, Vue Stroud (Apollo)
- Sunderland, Empire Sunderland
- Swansea, Odeon Swansea
- Swansea, Vue Swansea
- Tamworth, Odeon Tamworth
- Telford, Cineworld Telford
- Telford, Odeon Telford
- Thanet, Vue Westwood Cross
- Thornton-Cleveleys, Vue Cleveleys
- Thurles, IMC Thurles
- Tralee, Tralee Omniplex
- Tullamore, IMC Tullamore
- Uttoxeter, Cinebowl, Uttoxeter
- Wakefield, Cineworld Wakefield
- Wallsend, Odeon Silverlink
- Walsall, Showcase Walsall
- Walsall, The Light Cinema, Walsall
- Warrington, Odeon Warrington
- Waterford, Odeon Waterford
- Waterford, Waterford Omniplex
- Watford, Vue Watford
- Wexford, Wexford Omniplex
- Wigan, Empire Wigan
- Wisbech, The Light Cinema, Wisbech
- Wolverhampton, Cineworld Wolverhampton
- Worcester, Odeon Worcester
- Worcester, Vue Worcester
- Wrexham, Odeon Wrexham
- York, Vue York
From Friday 24th February
To Thursday 2nd March

- Ashford, Cineworld Ashford
- Ashton-under-Lyne, Cineworld Ashton-under-Lyne
- Athlone, IMC Athlone
- Ballina, IMC Ballina
- Basingstoke, Vue Basingstoke Festival Place
- Belfast, Movie House Cityside (Yorkgate)
- Belfast, Movie House Dublin Road
- Birmingham, Empire Birmingham Great Park
- Birmingham, Odeon Birmingham Broadway Plaza
- Birmingham, Odeon Birmingham New Street
- Birmingham, Vue Birmingham
- Blackburn, Vue Blackburn
- Blackpool, Odeon Blackpool
- Bolton, Cineworld Bolton
- Bootle, Odeon Liverpool Switch Island
- Bournemouth, Odeon Bournemouth BH2
- Bradford, Cineworld Bradford
- Bradford, Odeon Leeds-Bradford
- Braintree, Cineworld Braintree
- Bristol, Cineworld Bristol
- Bristol, Vue Bristol Cribbs Causeway
- Bristol, Vue Bristol Longwell Green
- Canterbury, Gulbenkian
- Cardiff, Cineworld Cardiff
- Cardiff, Odeon Cardiff
- Carmarthen, Vue Carmarthen (Apollo)
- Castleford, Cineworld Castleford
- Clydebank, Empire Clydebank
- Coleraine, Movie House Coleraine
- Coventry, Odeon Coventry
- Doncaster, Vue Doncaster
- Dublin, Cineworld Dublin
- Dublin, Odeon Blanchardstown
- Dublin, Odeon Charlestown
- Dundee, Odeon Dundee
- East Didsbury, Cineworld Didsbury
- East Kilbride, Odeon East Kilbride
- Eastleigh, Vue Eastleigh
- Exeter, Vue Exeter
- Falkirk, Cineworld Falkirk
- Gateshead, Vue Gateshead
- Glasgow, Cineworld Glasgow - Renfrew Street
- Glasgow, Odeon Glasgow Springfield Quay
- Gloucester, Cineworld Gloucester Quays
- Greenhithe, Showcase Bluewater
- Hemel Hempstead, Cineworld Hemel Hempstead
- Hull, Cineworld Hull
- Hull, Vue Hull Princes Quay
- Jersey, Cineworld Jersey
- Kendal, Brewery Arts Centre
- Leicester, Odeon Leicester
- Limerick, Odeon Limerick
- Liverpool, Odeon Liverpool ONE
- Llanelli, Cross Hands Public Hall
- Llanelli, Odeon Llanelli
- Londonderry, Brunswick Moviebowl
- Luton, Cineworld Luton
- Maidstone, Odeon Maidstone
- Manchester, Odeon Trafford Centre
- Mansfield, Odeon Mansfield
- Merthyr Tydfil, Vue Merthyr Tydfil
- Middlesbrough, Cineworld Middlesbrough
- Milton Keynes, Cineworld Milton Keynes
- Milton Keynes, Odeon Milton Keynes Stadium
- Newcastle upon Tyne, Empire Newcastle Upon Tyne
- Newport, Cineworld Newport Friars Walk
- Newport, Cineworld Newport Spytty Road
- Northampton, Cineworld Northampton
- Norwich, Odeon Norwich
- Nottingham, Cineworld Nottingham
- Plymouth, Vue Plymouth
- Poole, Cineworld Poole
- Preston, Odeon Preston
- Preston, Vue Preston
- Reading, Vue Reading
- Renfrew, Odeon Braehead
- Rochdale, Odeon Rochdale
- Sheffield, Cineworld Sheffield
- Sheffield, Vue Sheffield
- Southampton, Odeon Southampton
- Southend-on-Sea, Odeon Southend
- Stevenage, Cineworld Stevenage
- St Helens, Cineworld St Helens
- Stillorgan, Odeon Stillorgan
- Stockport, Cineworld Stockport
- Sunderland, Empire Sunderland
- Swansea, Vue Swansea
- Tamworth, Odeon Tamworth
- Waterford, Odeon Waterford
- Wigan, Empire Wigan
- Wisbech, The Light Cinema, Wisbech
- Worcester, Vue Worcester
- Wrexham, Odeon Wrexham


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