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Game 6 Reviews

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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
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
March 6, 2006
The film labors under the onerous weight of its symbolism.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Robert Koehler
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.
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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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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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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.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
April 7, 2006
DeLillo and company have let one go through their legs.
Jeremy Mathews
Film Threat
February 4, 2006
Game 6 fails to make use of its clever dialogue and concepts as it attempts to become something more profound.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
March 20, 2006
Watching it... may be as painful to viewers as watching a certain bobbled ball was to Red Sox fans 20 years ago.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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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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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?
March 10, 2006
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.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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
Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007
The big problem here is one of credibility, on a number of fronts.

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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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
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
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
March 16, 2006
It's one of the best films of the young year.
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
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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