Game 6 2005

Game 6

Critics Consensus

Though packed with Don DeLillo's witty dialogue and bolstered by strong performances, particularly by lead Michael Keaton, Game 6 also suffers from uneven direction and overwrought symbolism.

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Movie Info

It's 1986, and New York playwright Nicky Rogan (Michael Keaton) faces a series of fears, but none more frightening than the powerful critic Steven Schwimmer (Robert Downey Jr.). Nicky worries about a scathing review when his play premieres on Broadway. In the meantime, his beloved Boston Red Sox are trying to win the World Series.

Cast & Crew

Robert Downey Jr.
Steven Schwimmer
Ari Graynor
Laurel Rogan
Bebe Neuwirth
Joanna Bourne
Griffin Dunne
Elliot Litvak
Shalom Harlow
Paisley Porter
Nadia Dajani
Renee Simons
Harris Yulin
Peter Redmond
Roger Rees
Jack Haskins
Tom Aldredge
Michael Rogan
Michael Nozik
Executive Producer
David Skinner
Executive Producer
Bryan Iler
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Yo La Tengo
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Critic Reviews for Game 6

All Critics (41) | Top Critics (18) | Fresh (25) | Rotten (16)

Audience Reviews for Game 6

  • Aug 10, 2011
    Nicky Rogan: I coulda been happy. I coulda been a Yankees fan.  "It's opening night... Let the games begin." I really wish I would have liked Game 6 more. I like the story. A writer has a new play coming out, that is supposed to be his best work. Everyone is informing him that a tough critic is going to tear his play apart and this begins to worry him. As that is going on it's also the night game 6 of the 1986 World Series is being played(most remembered for Buckner's less than impressive play). Nicky is a Red Sox fan, but doesn't hold out to much hope for the Red Sox winning the World Series.  What seems like a really cool story turns out to not make a great movie. At least in the hands of Michael Hoffman. As much as I wanted to like the movie; nothing in the actual movie was able to allow me to like it. The cast is fine with some pretty big names like Keaton, O'Hara and Downey Jr, but the movie has many flaws and the actors aren't able to make the movie anything special.  All in all Game 6 is a pretty joyless experience. It's also very disappointing because I believe it could have been so much more.
    Melvin W Super Reviewer
  • Aug 19, 2009
    Starts off as a banal "life in the big city" story that takes too long to set the various pieces on their collision courses. When the deeper meanings do rise to the surface in the climax it feels like too little too late since nearly every preceding scene is lacklusterly timed and without urgency. Michael Keaton and Robert Downey manage to eek out performances that are admirable considering the loose script and overall lack of intellectual depth.
    Brett W Super Reviewer
  • Jun 29, 2009
    packed with heavy hitting weight in front and behind the camera, this quirky new york piece that looks at living with lowered expectations and failure as a way of life somehow just fails to connect by that much...but still is worth a view.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
  • Mar 14, 2006
    [font=Century Gothic]"Game 6" takes place on October 25, 1986 in a graffiti strewn and gridlocked New York City. Game six of the World Series is set to be played that night between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Mets. Nicky Rogan(Michael Keaton), playwright and Red Sox fan, has a wife who wants a divorce and a grown daughter, Laurel(Ari Graynor), who barely speaks to him. His most personal play is opening that night but the lead actor(Harris Yulin) cannot remember his lines due to a parasite he picked up in Borneo.(Or was it Burma?) Worst of all, Steven Schwimmer(Robert Downey Jr.), the most savage of theatre critics is lurking in the background, waiting to give his opinion on the play.[/font] [font=Century Gothic][/font] [font=Century Gothic]"Game 6" is a literate take on how a person's life can change in a moment. It is fueled by purple prose, especially by of all people, a traffic reporter.[/font] [font=Century Gothic][/font] [font=Century Gothic]Note: I am a Mets fan who was a freshman in October, 1986 at a university in Massachusetts but I was back home in New York for game 6 of the World Series which I barely remember. That was the beginning of one of my favorite hobbies during my college years - antagonizing New England sports fans. [/font]
    Walter M Super Reviewer

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