75

San Francisco Chronicle

By 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.
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75

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By 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.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Richard Roeper
A sentimental, predictable, sometimes implausible but thoroughly entertaining, old-fashioned piece.
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Costner, who has never been the most emotive of actors, is perfect for this role.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By 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.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By 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.
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63

Chicago Tribune

By 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.
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63

USA Today

By 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.
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61

Film.com

By Jordan Hoffman
While Draft Day is a very agreeable and predictable movie, it is also very timely.
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50

Movie Nation

By 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.
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54 out of 100
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