Puzzle (2011)

Puzzle (2011)




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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

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
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as Maria del Carmen

as Roberto

as Carlotta

as Carlotta

as Graciela
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All Critics (10) | Top Critics (7)

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.

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

Full Review… | May 27, 2011
Top Critic

Will Maria leave Juan for Roberto? Like the rest of the movie, the answer is routine.

Full Review… | May 27, 2011
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.

Full Review… | May 26, 2011
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.

Full Review… | May 26, 2011
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.

Full Review… | May 25, 2011
Time Out
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