Night Shyamalan delivers a suspenseful low budget thriller in Split, and there’s nothing wrong with that.
Shyamalan was hot in the late 90’s and the early 2000’s, helming cult classics like The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, and arguably, Signs. Things went south with The Village, Lady in the Water, and especially bad for his attempt at Avatar: The Last Air Bender.
His famous twist endings became comic fodder and his films got less and less respect. Audiences dwindled and he was no longer the bankable boy wonder. Then last year he directed the low budget suspense horror film The Visit. The studio made a substantial return and some critics took notice.