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Game 6 Reviews

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Andrew O'Hehir
March 18, 2013
For fans of DeLillo, Keaton and/or either team in that classic Series, this curious little picture is worth tracking down.
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
January 14, 2013
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.
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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.
Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007
The big problem here is one of credibility, on a number of fronts.
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
June 12, 2006
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
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
May 6, 2006
Game 6 is ultimately a curious dud, although it makes us anxiously await DeLillo's next time at bat.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
May 4, 2006
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
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Leba Hertz
San Francisco Chronicle
April 28, 2006
... a quirky little comedy ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
April 27, 2006
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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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/
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.
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
April 13, 2006
The thudding, obvious symbolism is the film's biggest concern and its primary problem.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Eric D. Snider
April 10, 2006
A very nice and simple film, with clear messages and sparklingly witty dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
April 7, 2006
DeLillo and company have let one go through their legs.
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
April 6, 2006
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics
April 3, 2006
A shaky director, a deadly critic and a losing ball club collide in an entertaining surreal showdown just off Broadway.
| Original Score: 7/10
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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
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat
March 31, 2006
Keaton is terrific, as is the entire cast; the result is a lean, polished little gem.

E! Online
March 31, 2006
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.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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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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