Draft Day Synopsis
The general manager (Kevin Costner) of the Cleveland Browns trades for the number one pick.
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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...
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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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Chicago Sun-Times

By Richard Roeper
A sentimental, predictable, sometimes implausible but thoroughly entertaining, old-fashioned piece.
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By James Berardinelli
Costner, who has never been the most emotive of actors, is perfect for this role.
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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...
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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...
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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....
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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...
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By Jordan Hoffman
While Draft Day is a very agreeable and predictable movie, it is also very timely.
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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...
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Not just for football fans.

By southerncharms59
To put it plain and simple: "You do not have to like football, to love this movie.". Kevin Costner and Jennifer Garner were great. It has a great story line that keeps you on the edge of your...

Awesome - intense, has it all

By honeydo930
I am not necessarity a football fan, but this movie besides keeping my full attention, made sense to me all they talk about in football. It make it REAL. There is so much going on, go and see...

Well done Kevin & Ivan

By WWBillG
This movie is exactly what you think it is. But it is a very well done version of traditional zero to hero fable. Costner is a seasoned pro at this role. That's OK, he pulls it off. Lots of small...

Wonderful movie. Forget the Criticss. Just Go.

By rdavies
Fast-paced story of the events surrounding an NFL draft day. Not a boring moment in the movie and fun for those who love football and those who don't have the passion. Wonderful cast and solid acting....

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By Rayanton
Great movie, whether you are a football fan like myself or not (like my girlfriend). Entertaining from the beginning, with a message, stick to your convictions no matter how much others try to change...

Retire Costner

By The Real Truth
He must be broke to be coming out with so many movies. I really had high hopes this would be better than some of his latest blunders,but it was not. He takes a shot on some questionable talent and...

Slow start good ending:

By Markitow
The movie was so so in my opinion. It started out okay then slowed way down and was very predictable and even got a bit boring. The last 10 minutes were good so over all I'd say Don't rush out to see...

Better than Critics Say

By bob536
I was excited about this movie until I read a review by a critic I know and actually trust. He ripped it to shreds. For everything from a crazy unrealistic premise to the20 year difference in age...

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By pmkillingsworth
If you love football, you'll love this movie! If you watch the NFL Network religiously, up to and including Rich Eisen's 40-yard dash, you'll have to suspend some disbelief, but it is still well...

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By SigDeltSweetheart
Kevin Costner did not fail to provide a good performance. His personality was perfectly suited to this role and is typical of his career type characters. Ellen Bursten was perfect in the roll of...

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Rated PG-13 | For brief strong language and sexual references
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Sports fans will cheer for intense football drama.
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