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Puzzle Reviews

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August 15, 2018
Despite the heavy handed metaphor use, the not as obvious journey getting there is sweet and worthwhile.
August 14, 2018
"Puzzle" becomes a low-key pleasure, with all its pieces fitting together nicely.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 13, 2018
If anything captures the very essence of the human comedy, it's a jigsaw puzzle in a box - a seemingly random collection of abstract shapes and designs that fit together, providing you have the patience... and the delusion that somehow it means something.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 11, 2018
Macdonald repeatedly pulls the story out of the lurch with a performance that exists almost entirely in her wonderfully expressive face.
Full Review | Original Score: B
August 10, 2018
Kelly Macdonald and Irrfan Kahn are most important pieces in this Puzzle.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
August 10, 2018
The results are deceptively simple, finding complex emotions in a scenario that only signals sentimentality.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 9, 2018
May be an old-fashioned take on a woman's liberation from a stultifying life, but its high craftsmanship, coupled with Macdonald's exceptional performance, makes it worthwhile.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
August 9, 2018
It's a mild crowd pleaser for people who are exhausted by blockbusters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 9, 2018
Turtletaub goes deep on character, allowing Macdonald and Khan to reveal details of their lives, and also their dreams and fears, in a manner that's as natural as the charming piano score.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 9, 2018
The indie drama's aptly metaphorical goings-on have real warmth, and get an added boost from charming performances by Macdonald and Irrfan Khan...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 8, 2018
Khan and Macdonald make it watchable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 3, 2018
It examines the underlying emotions of its story without the flippancy one expects from so many stories of domestic drama.
August 3, 2018
Puzzle is a quiet wonder, one of those little films that comes out each year and leaves an indelible mark
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 2, 2018
Think Jill Clayburgh in An Unmarried Woman; think Kelly Macdonald in Puzzle.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
August 2, 2018
Like the character, Puzzle is refreshing, predominantly because it doesn't follow the practicing-for-a-championship storyline that so many films about competing do.
August 2, 2018
How wonderful it is to see this fine actress carry a film and carry it so beautifully.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 2, 2018
Wry, gentle and quietly radical.
August 2, 2018
Macdonald is so good, on her own or with a scene partner, director Marc Turtletaub's movie refuses to fall apart.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 2, 2018
By remaining plugged into Agnes' emotions, focusing on her rising sense of who she is and what she wants, and by giving Macdonald the space and attention she needs to convey these factors, Turtletaub has made a modest charmer.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 1, 2018
In "Puzzle," Macdonald has finally found a movie that she doesn't need to steal, because it belongs to her completely.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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