Draft Day
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 62%

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
"Draft Day is a perfectly enjoyable movie with a solid understanding of football and football minds, but tends to lag when focusing on subplots not related to football."
‑ Shawn Hazelett, Under the Radar
"It's not about winning a big game and it's not about an underdog team getting its one chance. 'Draft Day' is an enjoyable sports movie that isn't about football per se. It's about the politics of what goes into selecting players for a team."
‑ Linda Cook, Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
"The level of authenticity should please fans, yet its embellishments and efforts to cater to a wider demographic might frustrate those same viewers."
‑ Todd Jorgenson, Cinemalogue.com
"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
"The longer this picks-pic runs its plays, the safer and more sanitized it seems, until this romanticizing ad is like a crazed safety, covering way more of the backfield (backroom drama, office romance, family drama, etc.) than ever becomes interesting."
‑ Brian Gibson, Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
"Fans will enjoy the air of authenticity, spotting the real-life sports personalities---and throwing penalty flags when Hollywood puts a bit too much melodramatic spin on the subject."
‑ Neil Pond, American Profile
"Reitman and Costner give the NFL a pass"
‑ Robert Denerstein, Movie Habit
"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
"Costner reminds just why he was, at one point in time, one of the most popular movie stars in the world, for his natural, flawed everyman relatability has never more effectively used in recent memory."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"'Draft Day' will likely go down as the greatest sports movie from the director of 'Ghostbusters.'"
‑ Brad Keefe, Columbus Alive
"None of the non-football window dressing elevates the story beyond the obvious attempt to make football fans happy."
‑ Lori Hoffman, Atlantic City Weekly
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