Metascore
54

Mixed or average reviews - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 33
  2. Negative: 4 out of 33
  1. Reviewed by: Steve Macfarlane
    Apr 11, 2014
    38
    The cruelly obvious third act congeals the film as a wet-eyed monument to the Kevin Costner character's particular brand of American manliness, one that values gut instinct, it's implied, over cold and ruthless calculations.
  2. Reviewed by: Peter Keough
    Apr 10, 2014
    38
    It’s a big deal for the NFL and ESPN, no doubt, and Draft Day serves as 110 minutes of product placement for both.
  3. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    Apr 10, 2014
    25
    Draft Day is lumbering and predictable, and its hero general manager is so dumb it should have been called “Dummyball.”
  4. Reviewed by: Elizabeth Weitzman
    Apr 10, 2014
    20
    Haven’t Cleveland fans suffered enough? Not only have they never won a Super Bowl, but now the Browns serve as the center of Ivan Reitman’s painfully creaky sports drama.
User Score
6.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 61 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 24
  2. Negative: 3 out of 24
  1. May 19, 2014
    7
    This was a very good one to watch very interesting story and well acted. Well worth the price of admission. The interaction between actorsThis was a very good one to watch very interesting story and well acted. Well worth the price of admission. The interaction between actors was exceptional. Full Review »
  2. Apr 19, 2014
    7
    This really turned out to be a great and enjoyable film for me. Kevin Costner has still got what it takes to make the best out of hisThis really turned out to be a great and enjoyable film for me. Kevin Costner has still got what it takes to make the best out of his performance and that's exactly what he does in this film. Other big names in film, such as Ellen Burstyn, Sam Elliot, Dennis Leary, and even Jennifer Garner all gave great performances. Even those who aren't fans of sports will still likely enjoy it, as it offers a great and entertaining story along with Costner's worthwhile performance. Full Review »
  3. Apr 12, 2014
    8
    A very enjoyable movie; if you are a Kevin Costner fan, you will like this movie. If you like his previous sports movies, this is anotherA very enjoyable movie; if you are a Kevin Costner fan, you will like this movie. If you like his previous sports movies, this is another movie worth seeing. I'm glad this movie still surprised me; apart from what I thought the movie was going to be from watching the previews. This one is worth seeing. Full Review »