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Puzzle (2018)



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

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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 quietly dramatic fashion when Agnes receives a jigsaw puzzle as a birthday gift and experiences the heady thrill of not only doing something she enjoys, but being very, very

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Critic Reviews for Puzzle

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

March 20, 2020 | Full Review…

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

September 6, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Terribly earnest, but that's not really enough.

September 6, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Turtletaub's direction and the trio of ace performances make "Puzzle" feel relatable and real; it's one of those movies where everything truly comes together.

August 24, 2018 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

Watching two people do a jigsaw puzzle could be fascinating in the right movie. This is not that movie.

August 16, 2018 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
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"Puzzle" becomes a low-key pleasure, with all its pieces fitting together nicely.

August 14, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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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 Agnes perfectly as we witness her transform from June Cleaver to the next #MeToo icon. I would put her on a short list for an Oscar nomination. The story is simple but deep and the acting is superb all around. A beautiful jewel box of a film. (9-10-18)

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