Everybody's All-American Reviews

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
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
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
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.
January 19, 2007
July 7, 2005
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May 20, 2003
Bards from A. E. Housman to Bruce Springsteen have mourned the passing of the athlete's glory, but it's a subject that never goes out of style. And it has been brought vibrantly to life in Taylor Hackford's 'Everybody's All-American.
January 1, 2000
Corny, overblown, dopey and yet somehow entertaining, the screenplay sounds as if it were cowritten by Dick Butkus and Jackie Collins.