Split Blu-ray Review – Uncomfortable 2016 M. Night Shyamalan Thriller

Split Blu-ray Review

It’s time for my Split blu-ray review. Written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan this 2016 psychological thriller is rather uncomfortable one to watch. James McAvoy stars alongside Anya Taylor-Joy.

  • Split (2016)
  • Genre: Psychological Thriller
  • Directed by M. Night Shyamalan
  • UK Rating PG
  • Discs: 1
  • Released By Universal Pictures
  • Blu-ray Released: 5 June 2017


A man with 23 distinct personalities abducts several teenage girls. Then the true horror begins as they experience his multiple personalities.

Style / Direction

The film was directed by M. Night Shyamalan whilst Mike Gioulakis was the one responsible for the cinematography. I found it to be a very well made thriller.

Music / Audio Effects

The music is provided by West Dylan Thordson.

Acting / Characters

Let’s get straight to the point, James McAvoy delivers a rather disturbing but impressive performance. He plays a man, Kevin Wendell Crumb with 23 distinct personalities. It really does need to be seen to be believed.

Anya Taylor-Joy as Casey Cooke one of the kidnapped teenagers produces a truly fantastic performance. It’s actually one that really makes the story all come together.

Split Blu-ray Review


  • James McAvoy as Kevin Wendell Crumb / Dennis / Patricia / Hedwig / Barry / Orwell / Jade / The Horde
  • Anya Taylor-Joy as Casey Cooke
  • Betty Buckley as Karen Fletcher
  • Haley Lu Richardson as Claire Benoit
  • Jessica Sula as Marcia
  • Sebastian Arcelus as Casey Cooke
  • Brad William Henke as John Cooke
  • Kim Director as Hannah
  • Bruce Willis as David Dunn

Conclusion: Split (2016) Film Review

Split is one of those disturbing thrillers that impresses whilst leaving an uneasy feeling. James McAvoy as Kevin Wendell Crumb really takes this notion to another level.

That said Anya Taylor-Joy also deserves credit for the fabulous controlled performance she delivers.

Split Blu-ray Review

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Conclusion: Split Blu-ray Review

The film is only from 2016 so there are no issues with the picture quality. On to the extras and I’d skip both the alternate ending & deleted scenes as they are a complete waste of time. The rest of them are well worth a look.


  • Alternate Ending
  • Deleted Scenes
  • The Making of Split (10 mins)
  • The Many Faces of James McAvoy (6 mins)
  • The Filmmakers Eye M. Night Shyamalan (4 mins)

Popcorn Cinema Rating: Split (2016)




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Split (2016) Film Trailer

For those of you yet to see the film I’ll leave you with a little taster…

Clip not representative of the blu-ray version

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Summary: Split (2016) Blu-ray Review
Split Blu-ray Review

Movie title: Split (2016)

Movie description: A man with 23 distinct personalities abducts several teenage girls.

Duration: 117 mins

Director(s): M. Night Shyamalan

Actor(s): James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Betty Buckley, Haley Lu Richardson, Jessica Sula, Sebastian Arcelus, Brad William Henke, Kim Director, Bruce Willis

Genre: Thriller

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A rather disturbing but impressive performance by James McAvoy