Kelly Macdonald delivers a strong performance as all the pieces fit nicely into Puzzle. Puzzle plays out like a period drama except for one minor detail: smartphones. Oren Moverman and Polly Mann’s screenplay, based on 2009’s Argentine film Rompecabezas, manages to give us a sharp character study of a middle-aged woman. Agnes (Kelly Macdonald) is in her early 40s. She’s not a woman who tends to leave her community. She isn’t fully reclusive but when she does leave the…"Puzzle: A Character Study in a Period-esque Drama"
Starring Kelly Macdonald, Marc Turtletaub’s Puzzle is a character study that plays like a period drama. This would especially be the case if it were not for the use of smartphones. Agnes (Kelly Macdonald) is in her early 40s. She’s not a woman who tends to leave her community. Once Agnes gets a jigsaw puzzle as a birthday gift, it’s as if her entire world has changed. She’s not just good at it but she soon…"CCFF 2018: Puzzle"