Everybody's All-American Reviews

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October 11, 2019
Everybody's All-American is like a lugubrious class reunion that never ends. As the years pass, Quaid's jowls grow progressively fatter with layers of makeup.
August 10, 2018
Taylor Hackford's film is predictable, syrupy and far too long.
August 23, 2016
As the one character who grows and doesn't just calcify, Lange brings wily zest to each step in Babs' coming-out party.
August 23, 2016
The characters are simply postulated, given whole, from the start; there`s no depth or development in the performances; and each scene exists only to make a single plot point.
August 23, 2016
Apart from a performance of mesmerizing authority and conviction from Quaid in an arena usually littered with more cliches... Hackford's movie has the courage to start where most films about our national passion for sport leave off.
August 23, 2016
It's over-plotted, yet somehow seems a sparse tale, though Lange's performance, as always, lifts the essentially lightweight material.
August 23, 2016
Lange, handicapped by a much too broad choice of Southern accents, does not disappear as easily into her character. She seems to be playing someone beneath her.
August 23, 2016
Backed by flawless acting from an ensemble cast, Hackford gives us a suave and artful portrait of Quaid as Gavin Grey.
August 23, 2016
Jessica Lange is right at home as the sturdy woman of the tale; Dennis Quaid is remarkably convincing as the character he plays gets older... and Timothy Hutton brings quiet skill to his third-banana role. But most impressive of all is Carl Lumbly.
August 23, 2016
By the end of this turgid mess, these talented, trapped actors look ready to run for their lives -- at last a sentiment the audience can share.
August 23, 2016
Movies don`t come more superficial than Everybody`s All-American.
August 23, 2016
It's not exactly nourishing, but then again, its performances are so addictive that you may not even care.
August 23, 2016
A well made rarity, a glimpse at what happens to American heroes after the applause has died away.
August 23, 2016
A little forced, a lot sincere, and not overly manipulative, Everybody's All-American won't change your life, but it may bring a tear to your eye.
August 23, 2016
Sprawling across a quarter of a century, Everybody's All-American is an unkempt epic about the life and times of a Louisiana athlete.
August 23, 2016
Everybody's All-American only looks and sounds great, making the most of the music and fashions from 1957 to 1987. Its soul is paper-thin.
March 26, 2009
Everybody's All-American has its moments, and remains watchable due to its two attractive leads, but is too predictable and not nearly incisive enough.
January 19, 2007
June 24, 2006
Given the material, the performances are competent enough; but Hackford and cinematographer Stephen Goldblatt are too indulgent in creating a near-religion out of the characters' self-absorption.
July 7, 2005
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