Game 6 Reviews

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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
March 18, 2013
For fans of DeLillo, Keaton and/or either team in that classic Series, this curious little picture is worth tracking down.
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
March 21, 2011
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.
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Leba Hertz
San Francisco Chronicle
April 28, 2006
... a quirky little comedy ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
April 20, 2006
Novelist Don DeLillo brings many of his strengths to the screenplay for Game 6.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Scott Von Doviak
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
April 14, 2006
The Red Sox as fatalistic metaphor is almost a quaint notion now, but Game 6 brings it all back to vivid life.
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
April 7, 2006
DeLillo and company have let one go through their legs.
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Carina Chocano
Los Angeles Times
April 1, 2006
A meditation on American theater and the Great American Pastime that hovers above the surface of reality but never quite takes off, either.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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James C. Taylor
L.A. Weekly
March 30, 2006
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.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
March 23, 2006
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 | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
March 23, 2006
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 | Original Score: B-
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
March 16, 2006
It's one of the best films of the young year.
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
March 10, 2006
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 | Original Score: 2/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
March 10, 2006
The movie includes a recurring motif of immigrant taxi drivers -- like them, the movie is constantly going around in circles.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
March 10, 2006
An offbeat, not-quite-successful paranoid comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
March 10, 2006
To put it in words a Sox fan would understand, the movie hurts good.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
March 9, 2006
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?
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John Anderson
Newsday
March 9, 2006
Screenwriter DeLillo and director Michael Hoffman have a near-perfect player in Michael Keaton.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Noel Murray
AV Club
March 8, 2006
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 | Original Score: B-
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Ed Park
Village Voice
March 7, 2006
A gratifying playground of high-wire language.
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Robert Koehler
Variety
February 4, 2006
A kind of comic variation on the Stations of the Cross transferred to the ordeals of a Gotham playwright, pic feels indifferent and empty.