Puzzle (2018)

PUZZLE is a closely observed portrait of Agnes, who has reached her early 40s without ever venturing far from home, family or the tight-knit immigrant community in which she was raised by her widowed father. That begins to change in a… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: July 27, 2018
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Puzzle transcends its quirky premise with honest emotion -- and Kelly Macdonald, whose nicely understated performance proves she's too often underutilized.

J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

In case you were wondering, the jigsaw puzzles are a metaphor for the wife's identity.

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Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)

What's to dislike here? Hardly anything - it's finding things actively to like that poses more of a problem.

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Fletcher Powell
KMUW - Wichita Public Radio

The movie takes a few shortcuts that make for some abrupt plot points, but it hardly matters given Macdonald's performance.

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Donald Clarke
Irish Times

Always strong in supporting roles, Macdonald achieves her own mid-career breakthrough with a fascinatingly complex lead performance that pitches natural inhibition against a growing inner confidence.

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Hannah Strong
Little White Lies

Terribly earnest, but that's not really enough.

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Matt Cipolla
Film Monthly

Puzzle is a low-key crowdpleaser. Take it for what it is and enjoy.

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Wendy Ide
Observer (UK)

Lovely, subtle work from Macdonald, as her character blossoms and her horizons broaden, gives the film a warmth and magnetism.

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Dan Jolin
Empire Magazine

It might look like a quirky take on the sports movie, but Puzzle is in fact an astutely crafted character drama, featuring a superb central performance from Kelly Macdonald.

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David Lamble
Bay Area Reporter

The real reason for catching Puzzle... is the old-fashioned pleasure of experiencing a meeting of two unusual minds.

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Flixster Audience Score: 78% Flixster User Reviews
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For some life is a bitch, for others it's like a box of chocolates but for Agnes life is a puzzle spiritually and metaphorically. Kelli Macdonald plays… More