The Cleveland Browns' GM goes after the top draft pick.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®
" "Draft Day" might be a trick play, but it manages to score. "
" Charmingly glib, packed with moments that demand grace under pressure, Draft Day is prime Costner turf. "
" Even people who aren't football fans will appreciate the maneuvers and the high-stakes trading, the make-or-break strategies and the careers in the balance. "
" It's about gamesmanship. About judging character, fast. And yes, about grown sons, and father's shadows. Also about some smart filmmaking. "
" It's the Sam Bradford of sports movies - not an All Pro, but capable of a close, fourth-quarter win. "
" Thanks to Costner's sly, dry-aged charisma, it marches down the field and scores. "
" The film has its share of entertaining clashes and reconciliations. "
" Though "Draft Day" feels far less authentic than the baseball-themed "Moneyball," it can be amusing to watch all this inside football stuff if you are an NFL fan. "
" When one looks deeply enough, this is as much about the personalities of the characters as it is about the trades they're involved in. "
" You may think you're not interested in a sturdy little dramatic comedy about the intricacies of the NFL draft process. But with Draft Day, you're in the hands of a master. "
" "Draft Day" is lumbering and predictable, and its hero general manager is so dumb, it should have been called "Dummyball." "
" A shallow and evasive movie, built more around corporate wish fulfillment than around reality ... "
" At times the film seems like a highlight reel interrupted by a forgettable movie. "
" Draft's reverence for the gridiron, its heroes and the cities that worship them (particularly Cleveland) will make the movie a first-round pick of diehards. "
" If writers Scott Rothman and Pulitzer Prize finalist playwright Rajiv Joseph had stuck to the basics - if the plot was just business - it might have worked. "
" Not destined for Costner's personal hall of fame. "
" The movie is loaded with all the star cast members and glossy sheen that money can buy. That's almost enough to hide just how aggressively mediocre it is underneath. "
" The NFL gets a "special thanks" in the end credits. Maybe it should have been the other way around. "
" There's plenty of shimmying here, maybe too much, and lots of spin moves, but it's missing on-the-field results. "
" When you don't just have commercials before the movies, but the movies themselves have become commercials, something has gone wrong. "
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