My All American Reviews

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August 22, 2016
My All American means well, and as a film it isn't without merit; sadly there just isn't enough of it for this inspirational sports story to emerge victorious.
February 24, 2016
Not an inspirational football movie but the highlights reel from one, with a golden boy who is his own manic pixie dreamboat. The worst sort of hagiography.
January 29, 2016
We're never invested in the sanitary white-bread story that renounces drama and entertainment for the sake of accuracy and a squeaky-clean PG rating
November 22, 2015
Other than a moving conclusion, this is a mediocre sports drama.
November 17, 2015
Commits a major gaffe by overpolishing Freddie Steinmark, undermining the impact of his real-life story.
November 17, 2015
Almost unwatchable, outside of Texas.
November 14, 2015
Everything in the film may be true, but every second feels contrived, and that's a momentum killer that leaves "My All American" wide open to an all-out blitz of rolling eyeballs.
November 13, 2015
... an easily digestible slice of Texas football nostalgia that stumbles short of the goal line.
November 13, 2015
Even those who love inspirational sports films might have to flinch from "My All American" is a movie so square, conservative and humorless that it winds up playing like a brutally straight-faced "South Park" parody of gridiron schmaltz."
November 13, 2015
Instead of genuine inspiration, the movie provides only flimsy, superficial positivity.
November 13, 2015
This is the kind of movie they make you watch in grade school. It's meant to be good for you, and the entry-level script has every clich in the playbook.
November 13, 2015
American football is played on a rectangle, but movies about it can sure be square.
November 13, 2015
For those looking for a sports film of basic quality and genuine narrative, "My All American" is definitively useless.
November 13, 2015
Fumbles the opening kickoff and never recovers. Manages a field goal at the end but no touchdown.
November 13, 2015
You don't often chastise a film for not being sufficiently manipulative, but 'My All American' is an out-and-proud tear-jerker, and it can't even do that.
November 13, 2015
"My All American" would have done better to dig deeper in its portrayal of a man who set such a high bar for the intrinsic character of a football player. Because he's actually the kind of example the sport could really use right now.
November 13, 2015
So white bread and scrubbed clean of any edges that it plays like a Saturday matinee at the cineplex in Pleasantville.
November 13, 2015
Steinmark's life doesn't give a filmmaker much to work with, and writer-director Angelo Pizzo makes the least of it.
November 12, 2015
If I wrote this review the way Pizzo wrote the script, it would be something like this: I saw a movie. It was about football. It was sad.
November 12, 2015
This is ideal fodder for Pizzo's brand of college-sports inspiration, but he pours on the corn syrup a little too thick.
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