Draft Day
Draft Day (2014)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: April 11, 2014
DVD Release Date: September 2, 2014
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Critic Score: 60% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It's perfectly pleasant for sports buffs and Costner fans, but overall, Draft Day lives down to its title by relying too heavily on the sort of by-the-numbers storytelling that only a statistician could love.

David Denby
New Yorker

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.

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Chris Nashawaty
Entertainment Weekly

Thanks to Costner's sly, dry-aged charisma, it marches down the field and scores.

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Tara Thorne
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

Kevin Costner's unexpected comeback continues with this surprisingly fine sports jam in the vein of Moneyball-it's not about the meal, it's about how the sausage gets made.

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Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com

A human drama sprinkled with a number of laughs.

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Rafer Guzman

"Draft Day" might be a trick play, but it manages to score.

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Rich Heldenfels
Akron Beacon Journal

As movies go, Draft Day is the equivalent of an 8-8 NFL team. Maybe even a 7-9. It is sporadically interesting, and suggests that it is worth sticking around for the final play. But there's no guarantee you will be satisfied with the outcome.

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Christy Lemire

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.

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Wesley Morris

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.

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Mark Jackson
Epoch Times

We've seen lots of this type of Art of the Deal maneuvering-how GMs spread gossip, bait and switch, gamble, and haggle each other. It never gets old. It's also the best part.

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Flixster Audience Score: 65% Flixster User Reviews
Christian C
One of the rare films where Costner's understated and wooden persona is actually effective. I enjoyed the film quite a bit.
Everett Johnson
"Draft Day" is much the NFL's fictional version of "Moneyball". A general manager wants to put together a team, and everyone is… More
Josh Lewis
While not really plausible and lacking the emotional connection it is striving for, Draft Day is nonetheless a fun and effective movie about the NFL draft and… More
Manu Gino
The greatest victories don't always happen on the field. I enjoyed this Film very much! Kevin Costner is no stranger to sports themed movies. The Tin… More
Al S
One of Director, Ivan Reitman's finest films in years. This film scores with honest drama and some enjoyable laughs. A real touchdown that has plenty of… More
Kase Vollebregt
Coming from a football fan, it could be a biased opinion, but Draft Day is a perfectly enjoyable film full of intrigue and charm that is only bogged down by… More