The good news is that James McAvoy gets to stretch his range as a loony tune with 23 personalities who kidnaps a trio of thinly drawn teenage girls (are all 23 okay with this?) who soon realize they have to get away before the emergence of a really nasty 24th. The bad is that it’s from M. Night Shayamalan, and though it’s marginally less absurd than the director’s recent disasters, he can’t seem to settle for making a serviceable psycho-thriller and has to include some lame and lurid third-act twist. So: overlong, child abuse, little tension, spotty plotting, and a moronic non-ending. Have fun. (117 min)
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Don Morton has viewed some 6,000 movies, frequently awake. A bachelor and avid cyclist, he currently divides his time between Tokyo and a high-tech 4WD super-camper somewhere in North America.