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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


María Onetto
as Maria del Carmen
Arturo Goetz
as Roberto
Henny Trayles
as Carlotta
Henny Trailes
as Carlotta
Mirta Wons
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.

May 31, 2011 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

It's a modest journey, but a satisfying one.

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

May 27, 2011 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

With minute facial movements, Ms. Onetto can signal feelings that run from rueful to sardonic, while remaining tantalizingly enigmatic.

May 26, 2011 | Rating: 3/5

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 | Rating: B | Full Review…

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…

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