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A fun watch, mainly as an acting showcase for MacAvoy, and as an introduction to a supervillain due to appear in subsequent films.
Its a tad too long and the "science" behind The Beast's powers is nonsense, but its an effectively claustrophobic psychological chiller.
Unleash the beast
As much as some outspoken people have wished for M. Night to just go away, I'm glad he didn't. James McAvoy is put through his acting paces in this role, giving life to many different personalities, and he is riveting. Anya Taylor-Joy is a fantastic protagonist who we care deeply about. One of the best slow-burn thrillers I've seen.
This just reinforced my opinion that James McAvoy is an INCREDIBLE actor!!! He didn't even have to speak for us to know who he was - it was all in the way he carried himself. I was wildly impressed.
Three girls are kidnapped by a man with a diagnosed 23 distinct personalities, and must try and escape before the apparent emergence of a frightful new 24th.