Everybody's All-American Reviews

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
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
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
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
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.
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.
February 8, 2005
May 16, 2004
beautiful and shallow
April 24, 2004
January 15, 2004
stale, indifferent, and recycled.
July 8, 2003
May 24, 2003
Ambitious, poignant but lightweight performances from Quaid and Lange are undermined by Hackford's fussy direction, which drains the film of the emotional impact it would have needed to survive.
January 1, 2000
By the end of the film, we not only feel we know these people -- we feel we know them too well and would like to make some new friends.