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
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
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
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
Sprawling across a quarter of a century, Everybody's All-American is an unkempt epic about the life and times of a Louisiana athlete.
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.
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
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.
January 1, 2000
Corny, overblown, dopey and yet somehow entertaining, the screenplay sounds as if it were cowritten by Dick Butkus and Jackie Collins.