Game 6

Game 6

  • Game 6
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    Added: May 9, 2008


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Game 6 Reviews

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Dan Fienberg

As a Sox fan and a writer, Game 6 spoke to me. Viewers without interest in baseball, DeLillo or criticism, may feel that the movie is just a short trip to nowhere.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3/4

March 24, 2006
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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This material could be pitched at various levels. You can imagine it being incorporated into a sequel to The Producers, or being transformed into quasi-O'Neill.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

March 23, 2006
Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
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The film is meandering and highly uneven, but Robert Downey Jr. is truly oddball as a venomous drama critic, and watching that ball once again roll through Bill Buckner's legs is torture (for Red Sox fans anyway).

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: B-

March 23, 2006
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Watching it... may be as painful to viewers as watching a certain bobbled ball was to Red Sox fans 20 years ago.

Full Review Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette | Original Score: 1.5/4

March 20, 2006
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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It's one of the best films of the young year.

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

March 16, 2006
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide

This tale about a successful playwright and a vitriolic theater critic begins on a strenuously schematic note ... and descends into a tangle of heavily symbolic nonsense.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 1.5/4

March 10, 2006
Timothy Knight

An acutely observed study of a man haunted by the looming prospect of failure, Game 6 turns out to be a small-scale triumph.

| Original Score: 3/4

March 10, 2006
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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If making movies like this for himself is the reason Downey makes movies like The Shaggy Dog for us -- well then, that's a bargain that benefits no one.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 2/4

March 10, 2006
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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The movie includes a recurring motif of immigrant taxi drivers -- like them, the movie is constantly going around in circles.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 2/4

March 10, 2006
Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
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An offbeat, not-quite-successful paranoid comedy.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 10, 2006
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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To put it in words a Sox fan would understand, the movie hurts good.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 3.5/4

March 10, 2006
Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
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As things drag on, you can ask yourself: which seems longer ago, the days when anyone cared about whether the Red Sox would ever win the series, or the days when a lone theater critic had the clout to terrify Broadway?

Full Review Source: New York Times

March 9, 2006
John Anderson
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Screenwriter DeLillo and director Michael Hoffman have a near-perfect player in Michael Keaton.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 3/4

March 9, 2006
Noel Murray
AV Club
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Hoffman makes impressive use of his low budget, thanks to a talented cast, an atmospheric soundtrack by Yo La Tengo, and the general feeling of confidence that a veteran director can bring to a project.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: B-

March 8, 2006
Ed Park
Village Voice
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A gratifying playground of high-wire language.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

March 7, 2006
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine

The film labors under the onerous weight of its symbolism.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 1.5/4

March 6, 2006
Harvey S. Karten

Adeptly proves that you've gotta have heart.

Full Review Source: Compuserve | Original Score: B+

March 6, 2006
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette

Yup, it's one of those philosophical movies about the nature of life and why the Red Sox always lose.

| Original Score: 2.5/5

March 3, 2006
Robert Koehler
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A kind of comic variation on the Stations of the Cross transferred to the ordeals of a Gotham playwright, pic feels indifferent and empty.

Full Review Source: Variety

February 4, 2006
Jeremy Mathews
Film Threat

Game 6 fails to make use of its clever dialogue and concepts as it attempts to become something more profound.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 2/5

February 4, 2006
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