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.
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.
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.
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.