Shyamalan's 'Split' Only Succeeds at Exploiting Mental Illness, Trauma

A movie that pretends to have a lot to say, only to come out the other side saying nothing at all.
January 23, 2019, 11:38pm
​Image courtesy of Universal Pictures
Image courtesy of Universal Pictures

M. Night Shyamalan has made horror movies about a lot of things, including ghosts, aliens, and, uh, mental illness! Yikes? Yikes. Split, a 2016 movie about the kidnapping of three young women by a man with dissociative identity disorder, is the focus of our discussion (and ire) on this installment of Be Good and Rewatch It. Austin, Patrick, Rob, and Natalie convened, as we work through Shyamalan’s Eastrail 177 Trilogy ( Unbreakable, Split, Glass).

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