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Reviews: Draft Day (2014)

draft_dayReviews for this film from our members:

  • Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ SpiritualityandPractice.com
    • Excerpt: A sports dramedy that really clicks thanks to a vibrant performance by Kevin Costner.
  • Bill Clark @ From The Balcony
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: Director Ivan Reitman steps out of his comedy zone for a sports drama whose titular wheelings and dealings may not always add up but which proves a good character study vehicle for star Costner.
  • Edwin Davies @ A Mighty Fine Blog
    • Excerpt: Watching Ivan Reitman’s Draft Day is like tuning into the fourth-quarter of a football game where one side is being completely crushed by the other; you know how it’s going to end and you feel like all the interesting stuff happened long before you started watching.
  • Tony Dayoub @ Cinema Viewfinder
    • Excerpt: Somewhat amazingly for this even less than casual sports fan, Costner and Reitman are able to craft a pleasant, if rather innocuous, entertainment out of DRAFT DAY.
  • Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: What’s important here is not what Sonny talks about—football, always football—but everything that he avoids in conversation.
  • Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com
    • Excerpt: Shrewdly suspenseful…football fanatics will enjoy it.
  • Ben Kendrick @ Screen Rant
    • Excerpt: Entertaining but clumsy sports drama that will make some die-hard NFL fans roll their eyes.
  • Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: Considering the film focuses on the stressful business side of trading and spends a lot of time on negotiations over the phone, DRAFT DAY is somehow more crowd-pleasing than it could have been. The ageless Kevin Costner is terrific as the Cleveland Browns’ GM.
  • Kristin Dreyer Kramer @ NightsAndWeekends.com
  • [New – 10/3/14] | Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys
    • Excerpt: 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.
  • Jamie S. Rich @ DVDTalk
    • Excerpt: Draft Day is very much Kevin Costner’s show. This is where the actor’s campaign to remind moviegoers how much we all liked him solidifies.
  • Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
    • Excerpt: Loaded with cliches and inanities, it huffs and puffs but ends up more winded than pumped-up.
  • Phil Villarreal @ COED.com
Updated: July 10, 2015 — 10:59 am

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