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For fans of DeLillo, Keaton and/or either team in that classic Series, this curious little picture is worth tracking down.
Filled with heavy dialogue, Game 6 is a film that feels more appropriate for the stage. That said, it takes on challenging themes and deep thoughts.
For better and worse, this is a fiction writer's movie: the dialogue is admirably precise, yet the restrictive worldview that's so gripping in DeLillo's books seems like mere solipsism on-screen.
The big problem here is one of credibility, on a number of fronts.
Um retrato pretensioso de Nova York como centro dramático do mundo que acaba se salvando em função dos bons diálogos e das ótimas performances de Keaton e Downey Jr.
| Original Score: 3/5
Game 6 is ultimately a curious dud, although it makes us anxiously await DeLillo's next time at bat.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
If you're looking for a film about smart, confused people who make mistakes (like Buckner) and try to learn from them, this could be it.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
... a quirky little comedy ...
| Original Score: 3/4
Game 6 is enthralled with the sound of its words, even as it loves the deliberate, sensual pace of a well-played (or well-lost) ball game.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Novelist Don DeLillo brings many of his strengths to the screenplay for Game 6.
The Red Sox as fatalistic metaphor is almost a quaint notion now, but Game 6 brings it all back to vivid life.
The thudding, obvious symbolism is the film's biggest concern and its primary problem.
A very nice and simple film, with clear messages and sparklingly witty dialogue.
| Original Score: B
DeLillo and company have let one go through their legs.
Keaton embraces his role with a relish he hasn't shown in more than a decade, winding his character into new corners of desperation with each scene.
A shaky director, a deadly critic and a losing ball club collide in an entertaining surreal showdown just off Broadway.
| Original Score: 7/10
A meditation on American theater and the Great American Pastime that hovers above the surface of reality but never quite takes off, either.
| Original Score: 3/5
Keaton is terrific, as is the entire cast; the result is a lean, polished little gem.
Clangs with the ripely overwritten dialogue of award-winning novelist Don DeLillo. And that dialogue, coupled with a go-nowhere script, is this wannabe-likeable indie drama's undoing.
| Original Score: D
No writer could ever top the high drama witnessed in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series - which may be the point of this sloppy but endearing mash note to baseball, art and fate.