Draft Day
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On the day of the NFL Draft, general manager Sonny Weaver (Costner) has the opportunity to save football in Cleveland when he trades for the number one pick. He must quickly decide what he's willing to sacrifice in pursuit of perfection as the lines between his personal and professional life become blurred on a life-changing day for a few hundred young men with dreams of playing in the NFL. (c) Lionsgate

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 60%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Ivan Reitman's dull-witted movie about the flurries of player trading on N.F.L. draft day might be a commercial for professional football."
‑ David Denby, New Yorker
"Thanks to Costner's sly, dry-aged charisma, it marches down the field and scores."
‑ Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly
"Plays like Moneyball-lite ..."
‑ Mark Kermode, Observer [UK]
"Air-punch inducing drama with Kevin Costner about the surprisingly fascinating sport of American Football player trading."
‑ David Jenkins, Little White Lies
"Quarterback scrambles forever muscle centre stage, leaving the human element scrimmaging on the sidelines."
‑ Catherine Shoard, Guardian
"A human drama sprinkled with a number of laughs."
‑ Richard Roeper, Richard Roeper.com
""Draft Day" might be a trick play, but it manages to score."
‑ Rafer Guzman, Newsday
"Essentially this year's Moneyball, but set in American football rather than baseball, this fast-paced drama is brightly made with an especially strong cast."
‑ Rich Cline, Contactmusic.com
"In the Costner sporting canon, it's no Bull Durham, Field of Dreams or Tin Cup, but the star is a rock-solid presence and is well supported by a cast chock-full of recognisable faces."
‑ Jeremy Aspinall, Radio Times
"The drama holds the attention throughout, even if the script never quite crackles as it might."
‑ Ian Nathan, Empire Magazine
"Draft Day isn't even really about football. It's about coming into your own and finding clarity at a personal and professional crossroads. It's about doing your job. It's a day in the life."
‑ Christy Lemire, ChristyLemire.com
"It's a sign of Costner's enduring stardom that he can skate through a movie this hyperactive and dull, yet still have you like him."
‑ Wesley Morris, Grantland
"Formulaic but surprisingly watchable."
‑ , Daily Express
"A film that is exceedingly easy to enjoy, as perfect Saturday night, network TV fodder. Though as entertaining as it may be, the concept itself is flawed and without the substantiality to warrant a big screen release."
‑ Stefan Pape, HeyUGuys
"Kevin Costner, at his most stony-faced, making a whole bunch of time-pressured phone calls, and rallying with fists clenched to exclaim "I love this job!", and so on."
‑ Tim Robey, Daily Telegraph
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