Draft Day Synopsis
The general manager (Kevin Costner) of the Cleveland Browns trades for the number one pick.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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....
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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...
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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...
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Rated PG-13 | For brief strong language and sexual references
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Common Sense Media says OK for kids 14+ Sports fans will cheer for intense football drama.
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