• Puzzle (2018)


Release Date: July 27th, 2018

DVD Release Date: November 13th, 2018

R |1 hr 43 min

Plot Summary

A woman who has a talent for assembling jigsaw puzzles sneaks away from her suburban town and goes to New York City, where she partners with a man for a puzzle tournament in Atlantic City. As she experiences independence for the first time, she begins to view her value and the pieces of her own life in a whole new light.

Cast: Kelly Macdonald, Irrfan Khan, David Denman, Bubba Weiler, Austin Abrams, Liv Hewson, Myrna Cabello, Helen Coxe

Director: Marc Turtletaub

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Big Beach

Keywords: Quest, Friendship, Amusing, Emotional, 2010s, Charming, Endearing, New York City, Transformation, Husband, Judge, Competition, Relationships

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Puzzle is less puzzling than exasperating. What’s good is exceptional — a meeting of minds, and then more, between two jigsaw-puzzle prodigies — while the rest is perfunctory or lifeless. show more

  • 70
    Leslie FelperinThe Hollywood Reporter

    This directing debut for experienced producer Marc Turtletaub (Little Miss Sunshine, Loving) ticks along pleasantly, driven by an efficient if slightly bland script by Oren Moverman and Polly Mann. show more

  • 80
    Wendy IdeScreen International

    It’s a testament to Macdonald’s performance (and later, to Khan’s charm) that we share her passion for puzzling. show more

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