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Draft Day

Drama . Sport

At the NFL Draft, general manager Sonny Weaver has the opportunity to rebuild his team when he trades for the number one pick. He must decide what he's willing to sacrifice on a life-changing day for a few hundred young men with NFL dreams.

Actors: Kevin Costner , Jennifer Garner , Tom Welling , Sam Elliott , Terry Crews , Ellen Burstyn , Rosanna Arquette , Frank Langella , Chi McBride , Denis Leary , Chris Berman , Dave Donaldson , Patrick St. Esprit
Directors: Ivan Reitman
Country: USA
Release: 2014-04-11
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  • Drew McWeeny

    The film earns some big laughs, but it never sacrifices character for a punchline.

    HitFix Full Review
  • Chris Nashawaty

    Draft Day is "Moneyball" Lite. And if that sounds like a slight, it's not intended as one.

    Entertainment Weekly Full Review
  • Drew Taylor

    Draft Day isn’t a movie that is going to change lives or shift paradigms, but it is entertaining, and assembled with care and attention to detail.

    The Playlist Full Review
  • James Berardinelli

    Costner, who has never been the most emotive of actors, is perfect for this role.

    ReelViews Full Review
  • Richard Roeper

    A sentimental, predictable, sometimes implausible but thoroughly entertaining, old-fashioned piece.

    Chicago Sun-Times Full Review
  • Joe Williams

    Draft Day isn’t quite a comedy, but it’s got a similar kind of flow that makes it as easily consumable as lite beer.

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch Full Review
  • Lisa Rosman

    Reitman may have his drawbacks but no one has ever accused his films of lacking heart. With sports movies especially, ya gotta have heart.

    New York Magazine (Vulture) Full Review
  • Stephanie Zacharek

    This isn't so much a movie about sports as it is a riff on politics in the broad sense of the word, and the ways in which smart, insightful people play along to get along -- and then change the game for the better by following their gut.

    Village Voice Full Review
  • Todd McCarthy

    In his most effective full star turn in perhaps a decade, Kevin Costner dominates as the greenhorn general manager of the beleaguered Cleveland Browns.

    The Hollywood Reporter Full Review
  • Scott Foundas

    Draft Day affords the simple but uncommon pleasure of watching intelligent characters who are passionate about what they do trying to do the best that they can.

    Variety Full Review
  • Steve Persall

    The final 20 minutes at the Radio City Music Hall extravaganza are fairly tense, in highly improbable ways designed to rouse send-off cheers.

    Tampa Bay Times Full Review
  • Marc Mohan

    As a hypothetical, all-access documentary about the kookiest day in draft history, it's oddly satisfying, maybe because watching the actual, bloated spectacle (scheduled this year for May 8) is so often underwhelming.

    Portland Oregonian Full Review
  • Steven Rea

    With his sleepy, So-Cal inflections, Costner is an actor who summons urgency and drama with, well, I'm not sure exactly how he does what he does. He's the least dynamic of stars, but still, he is one.

    Philadelphia Inquirer Full Review
  • Scott Bowles

    Draft's reverence for the gridiron, its heroes and the cities that worship them (particularly Cleveland) will make the movie a first-round pick of diehards.

    USA Today Full Review
  • Michael Phillips

    Draft Day feels like a play, and I don't mean a football play. It feels like a play-play at its sporadic best, in the same way J.C. Chandor's 2011 "Margin Call" felt that way.

    Chicago Tribune Full Review
  • Jordan Hoffman

    While Draft Day is a very agreeable and predictable movie, it is also very timely. Full Review
  • Kenneth Turan

    This is an earnest and way-contrived endeavor that manages, due largely to Costner's efforts, to be genially diverting in a gee-whiz kind of way.

    Los Angeles Times Full Review
  • Matt Singer

    The biggest problem with Draft Day is that even as it shows Sonny sticking to his guns, its absurd, saccharine third act suggests Reitman didn’t stick to his, and allowed his latest celebration of free-spirited mavericks to get co-opted by the very kind of system they were created to criticize.

    The Dissolve Full Review
  • Ignatiy Vishnevetsky

    It’s the first, and probably last, sports comedy to take its visual cues from Ang Lee’s "Hulk."

    The A.V. Club Full Review
  • Brian Tallerico

    All of these interesting performers can't save a dull script. To work, Draft Day needs the kind of witty dialogue and snappy energy that Steve Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin brought to “Moneyball” but the screenwriters mistake constant activity for actual screenwriting. Full Review
  • Dave McGinn

    There’s plenty of shimmying here, maybe too much, and lots of spin moves, but it’s missing on-the-field results.

    The Globe and Mail (Toronto) Full Review
  • Stephanie Merry

    This isn’t a sports movie so much as a procedural about backroom dealings, double-crosses and high-stakes trades.

    Washington Post Full Review
  • A.O. Scott

    I don’t really buy Draft Day — it’s a shallow and evasive movie, built more around corporate wish fulfillment than around reality — but I have to say that it sells itself beautifully.

    The New York Times Full Review
  • Roger Moore

    Costner and Garner are good and Langella properly menacing, but Leary has lost his fastball and seems to be holding something back in his quarrel scenes with Costner. Costner has to carry the film, which he does.

    McClatchy-Tribune News Service Full Review
  • Mike Scott

    The problem is, Draft Day doesn't really capture that sense of urgency until late in the film.

    New Orleans Times-Picayune Full Review
  • Bill Goodykoontz

    Costner works hard, and it shows. That's even more true of Leary. Garner's stuck in a thankless role. Only Langella seems to be having unencumbered fun.

    Arizona Republic Full Review
  • Kimberley Jones

    The promising-sounding football movie would turn out to be a movie about men talking on phones.

    Austin Chronicle Full Review
  • Steve Macfarlane

    The cruelly obvious third act congeals the film as a wet-eyed monument to the Kevin Costner character's particular brand of American manliness, one that values gut instinct, it's implied, over cold and ruthless calculations.

    Slant Magazine Full Review
  • Peter Keough

    It’s a big deal for the NFL and ESPN, no doubt, and Draft Day serves as 110 minutes of product placement for both.

    Boston Globe Full Review
  • Kyle Smith

    Draft Day is lumbering and predictable, and its hero general manager is so dumb it should have been called “Dummyball.”

    New York Post Full Review
  • Elizabeth Weitzman

    Haven’t Cleveland fans suffered enough? Not only have they never won a Super Bowl, but now the Browns serve as the center of Ivan Reitman’s painfully creaky sports drama.

    New York Daily News Full Review
  • Mick LaSalle

    Entertaining and suspenseful, the movie shows the politicking and strategies that go into this annual ritual, and Costner is at his beleaguered best.

    San Francisco Chronicle Full Review
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