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Draft Day Reviews

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March 10, 2017
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.
March 2, 2017
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.
June 16, 2016
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 6, 2016
This is a very American film that - not unlike Moneyball - attempts to expand its appeal by doubling down on its focus on the very American sport at hand so as to find the universal themes intrinsic to the game.
Full Review | Original Score: B
April 9, 2016
For all of the typical sports movie clichés that pop up in "Draft Day," the pic's place as an NFL-sanctioned puff piece is what's most alarming.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 8, 2015
However unintentionally, "Draft Day" confirms that sports rewards heroes and villains alike. Remember Jerry Sandusky?
February 1, 2015
It all gets rather corny, but Costner's charisma will keep you watching until the final whistle.
January 23, 2015
Sports film fans will lap [Draft Day] up but others may struggle to keep their heads in the game.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 29, 2014
This is a dangerous slice of propaganda that actually has the temerity to end with a family unit walking arm-in-arm into a rosy sunset.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
October 5, 2014
Plays like Moneyball-lite ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 5, 2014
Essentially this year's Moneyball, but set in American football rather than baseball, this fast-paced drama is brightly made with an especially strong cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
October 3, 2014
Formulaic but surprisingly watchable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 3, 2014
Air-punch inducing drama with Kevin Costner about the surprisingly fascinating sport of American Football player trading.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 3, 2014
In the Costner sporting canon, it's no Bull Durham, Field of Dreams or Tin Cup, but the star is a rock-solid presence and is well supported by a cast chock-full of recognisable faces.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 3, 2014
A film that is exceedingly easy to enjoy, as perfect Saturday night, network TV fodder. Though as entertaining as it may be, the concept itself is flawed and without the substantiality to warrant a big screen release.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 2, 2014
Quarterback scrambles forever muscle centre stage, leaving the human element scrimmaging on the sidelines.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 2, 2014
The drama holds the attention throughout, even if the script never quite crackles as it might.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 2, 2014
Kevin Costner, at his most stony-faced, making a whole bunch of time-pressured phone calls, and rallying with fists clenched to exclaim "I love this job!", and so on.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 30, 2014
Draft Day ends up as the trashy, glitzy cousin to the Oscar-nominated Moneyball, minus the smart statistical hook.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 30, 2014
Director Ivan Reitman jazzes the talky proceedings up with split screens and transitions galore, but it's still just a minor-league Moneyball.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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