A New York playwright (Michael Keaton) fears a scathing review from a powerful critic (Robert Downey Jr.), while his beloved Boston Red Sox try to win the World Series in 1986.
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" The project could easily have seemed like a smarmy Nickelodeon special or some variant of "Kids Say the Darndest Things," but Ms. Bailey's willingness to let the children talk and to let the viewer impose broader meaning elevates it. "
" ... a quirky little comedy ... "
" A gratifying playground of high-wire language. "
" A meditation on American theater and the Great American Pastime that hovers above the surface of reality but never quite takes off, either. "
" For fans of DeLillo, Keaton and/or either team in that classic Series, this curious little picture is worth tracking down. "
" It's one of the best films of the young year. "
" 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. "
" Novelist Don DeLillo brings many of his strengths to the screenplay for Game 6. "
" Screenwriter DeLillo and director Michael Hoffman have a near-perfect player in Michael Keaton. "
" 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). "
" 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. "
" To put it in words a Sox fan would understand, the movie hurts good. "
" A kind of comic variation on the Stations of the Cross transferred to the ordeals of a Gotham playwright, pic feels indifferent and empty. "
" An offbeat, not-quite-successful paranoid comedy. "
" DeLillo and company have let one go through their legs. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" Michael Keaton is Nicky Rogan, a Red Sox fan living in New York who is also a playwright hoping that his new work revives his career. "
" The movie includes a recurring motif of immigrant taxi drivers -- like them, the movie is constantly going around in circles. "
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