Puffball (2008)

A young ambitious architect buys a ruined cottage to transform. But, the building, in an isolated Irish valley, has a history. And, when she finds herself unexpectedly pregnant the neighboring farmers turn against her and her unborn child… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: February 29, 2008
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

Everyone in this soggy tale of maternal reproductive instincts gone berserk is wisely attired in Wellingtons at one time or another, but it can't save them from sinking in the spreading sludge.

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Liz Braun
Jam! Movies

Puffball is a surprisingly terrible movie.

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Pamela Jahn
Electric Sheep

A lacklustre mishmash of voodoo humbug, pregnancy and domestic frustrations, set in a grey, desolate community in the Irish countryside, Puffball is carelessly plotted, haphazardly stringing together obscure scenes and all-too-obvious hints.

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Anton Bitel
Eye for Film

It is part drama, part supernatural mystery, part nativity play and part horror - but somehow always less than the sum of its parts, as though Roeg cannot quite bring his generic hybrid to full term.

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Flixster Audience Score: 13% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Nicolas Roeg wants to touch some deep forgotten chords of the old days here, when the feel of things that go bump in the night was more than simply a yearly… More
Gordon Anderson
Interesting failure for fans of Roeg. His trademark visual style is all present but often incorrect - the foetal/puffball overlays look cheap and are… More
Stephen M
Before I'd seen "Puffball" I was actually quite indignant that a significant work by a visionary director should be so difficult to get hold of;… More