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Puzzle

Puzzle (2011)

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Average Rating: 6.5/10
Critic Reviews: 7
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On her 50th birthday, an unassuming housewife (The Headless Woman's Maria Onetto) receives a present and discovers she's an ace at puzzles. Without telling anyone, she takes on a training partner and begins to compete. But her new passion quickly threatens her old life, and she must decide where her true self lies. -- (C) IFC

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It's both funny and touching that one of María's favorite puzzles is an enigmatic portrait of Nefertiti. With her own enigmatic allure, María is the queen of puzzlers.

May 31, 2011 Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor
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It's a modest journey, but a satisfying one.

May 27, 2011 Full Review Source: NPR
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Will Maria leave Juan for Roberto? Like the rest of the movie, the answer is routine.

May 27, 2011 Full Review Source: New York Post
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With minute facial movements, Ms. Onetto can signal feelings that run from rueful to sardonic, while remaining tantalizingly enigmatic.

May 26, 2011 Full Review Source: New York Times
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Though the film reaches a seemingly artificial either/or scenario with regard to the competitive puzzling, its conclusion is pleasing and not at all pat, a portrait of a woman who's learned she deserves to keep some things for herself.

May 26, 2011 Full Review Source: AV Club
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Mustering all the thrills of watching your grandma ease that last jigsaw piece into place, this slender Argentine drama would have worked better as a short -- or, in a perfect world, as an interior novella.

May 25, 2011 Full Review Source: Time Out New York
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[I]ntimately puts together pieces of a middle-aged woman's liberation into a charmingly fresh whole. . .[with] the burgeoning glow of the quietly expressive Onetto.

May 31, 2011 Full Review Source: Film-Forward.com
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This utterly charming drama about a dutiful middle-class Argentinean mother and wife jolted out of her familial routine when bitten by the picture-puzzle bug is a triumph of execution over an unpromising logline.

May 27, 2011 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
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So similar to the recent Queen to Play that one half-suspects that the two films' directors shared notes before going into production.

May 22, 2011 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
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