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Draft Day Reviews

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Mark Jackson
Epoch Times
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
Dan Mecca
The Film Stage
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
J. Olson
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
Martin Tsai
Critic's Notebook
October 8, 2015
However unintentionally, "Draft Day" confirms that sports rewards heroes and villains alike. Remember Jerry Sandusky?
Jason Best
Movie Talk
February 1, 2015
It all gets rather corny, but Costner's charisma will keep you watching until the final whistle.
Danny Scott
The Skinny
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
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
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
Mark Kermode
Observer (UK)
October 5, 2014
Plays like Moneyball-lite ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rich Cline
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

Daily Express (UK)
October 3, 2014
Formulaic but surprisingly watchable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Jenkins
Little White Lies
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
Jeremy Aspinall
Radio Times
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
Stefan Pape
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
Catherine Shoard
October 2, 2014
Quarterback scrambles forever muscle centre stage, leaving the human element scrimmaging on the sidelines.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ian Nathan
Empire Magazine
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
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)
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
Ken McIntyre
Total Film
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
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
September 17, 2014
a fantasy football film that can be entertaining for fans and non-fans alike
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
September 7, 2014
Entertainingly dramatizes the tight rope, wheeling and dealing thrills that play out during one of America's biggest sports events.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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