Number of Times Seen – 1 (14 May 2017)
Brief Synopsis – Three teenagers are abducted by a man who seems to have 23 different personalities.
Unfortunately, every other film that he has written or directed since has been lackluster, weird or just plain silly.
I am so happy that his creativity has once again re-awoken from its slumber and has gotten back on track with this film.
This is a film that really works on numerous levels because it’s not your normal psychological thriller.
They are able to give us a broader focus on the lives of numerous characters (two in articular) that gives us even more insight into who they are.
The fact that this story doesn’t end with this film is also quite exciting because it is extremely intriguing to try and see where M. Night plans to take this idea further in the near future with his upcoming announced sequel to the events portrayed here.
Let’s all hope that his creative ideas will still flow in the right direction with the continuation of this story.
James McAvoy is superb here in the main role and his ability to harness all of those character personalities over the course of the film is amazing to watch. There really aren’t many actors or actresses these days who could pull it off as well as he did.
Despite being relatively unknown, Anya Taylor-Joy does such a wonderful job in her role opposite such a powerful performance by McAvoy. I can’t wait to see what she does in the future with her talent.
Bottom Line – M. Night has been asleep for 16 years and thankfully got back on track with this film. The film works on so many levels and you get a great psychological thriller that is able to give a broad focus of numerous characters lives in order to tell us so much about all of them. Once again, I’m looking forward to what he has in store for us after his long slumber. McAvoy is superb here and despite being relatively unknown Taylor-Joy is great here in this role. Highly Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – James McAvoy broke his hand while filming on location in Philadelphia. He continued to perform his role for days before letting on that he was injured and finally sought attention at a local UrgentCare. As a result he was forced to work with an injury on the set of Atomic Blonde (2017) as well. (From IMDB)
Rating – Oscar Worthy
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