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  • Summary: Written by acclaimed writer Don DeLillo, Game 6 is an intelligent, witty, unsettling tale of one man’s encounter with his demons, his passions and his infatuation with failure. (Kindred Media Group)
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  1. Positive: 11 out of 20
  2. Negative: 2 out of 20
  1. 88
    This is DeLillo's first produced screenplay, but he has written for the stage, and perhaps his portrait of Steven Schwimmer (Robert Downey Jr.), the detested critic, is drawn from life.
  2. Reviewed by: Leba Hertz
    75
    A quirky little comedy about one day in the life of a New York playwright on the brink of either greatness or failure.
  3. Reviewed by: James C. Taylor
    70
    For viewers counting the minutes until opening day, Game 6 provides a quirky cinematic alternative to next week's "Benchwarmers."
  4. Reviewed by: Glenn Kenny
    63
    All this stuff is enacted by a better-than-reliable cast (Griffin Dunne, Robert Downey Jr., Catherine O'Hara, Roger Rees, and more), so Game 6 is never a bore. But it's not much more besides never a bore.
  5. Reviewed by: James Greenberg
    50
    It attempts to walk the fine line between despair and comedy, reality and imagination, and often succeeds. For audiences prepared to take the leap of faith and accept the unusual tone of the film, Game 6 should be a winner. Others may wonder what the fuss is about.
  6. Game 6 is ultimately a curious dud.
  7. DeLillo felt he needed a plot, and he invented one that is shockingly bad for a novelist of his accomplishment. It isn't the use of a plot that degrades the picture: it is the degrading plot itself--which isn't even a good cartoon of a too-busy plot.

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  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1

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