Draft Day Reviews

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April 21, 2014
Ivan Reitman's dull-witted movie about the flurries of player trading on N.F.L. draft day might be a commercial for professional football.
April 19, 2014
A human drama sprinkled with a number of laughs.
April 15, 2014
Draft Day isn't even really about football. It's about coming into your own and finding clarity at a personal and professional crossroads. It's about doing your job. It's a day in the life.
April 11, 2014
Thanks to Costner's sly, dry-aged charisma, it marches down the field and scores.
April 11, 2014
"Draft Day" might be a trick play, but it manages to score.
April 11, 2014
It's a sign of Costner's enduring stardom that he can skate through a movie this hyperactive and dull, yet still have you like him.
May 25, 2019
Though not as incompetent as the majority of its characters for a film that begins with a countdown on "a day where lives are changed and fates are decided", Draft Day presents bafflingly little tension and precious little point.
November 3, 2018
Despite the overall acting and the less-than-compelling subplot involving Sonny's personal life, the film is terrific. It's smart, engaging, uplifting. It's great for all ages.
November 2, 2018
While some the broad strokes of the story may be fairly easy to call out fairly early on, it packs in enough "what's gonna happen?" suspense to make the eventual third act payoff worth hanging in there for.
November 22, 2017
Anyone looking for a lot of hard-hitting football highlights will be better off spending their time with NFL films and John Facenda.
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