The All-Americans Reviews

February 1, 2020
Not a sports documentary...seeing what it takes for these Latino boys to get on the East L.A. football field is much more involving than the limited playing time on screen.
December 10, 2019
A passable documentary that thinks it's a powerful activist statement but is little more than a basic youth sports drama.
November 14, 2019
The All-Americans is the truest underdog story.
November 8, 2019
We get a sense of the history of this game: where it comes from and where it goes to... It's really interesting.
November 8, 2019
Lovely documentary digs into football dreams in East L.A.
November 8, 2019
Billy McMillin's rousing "The All-Americans" serves as a timely take on finding one's identity both on and off the field.
November 7, 2019
Yes, East L.A. is a community that struggles with poverty and homelessness and crime, but what the film lacks and forgets to capture is that, despite these struggles, and the kids' additional burdens, there is much beauty and joy to be found.
November 7, 2019
As things stand here, we're certainly curious to see where each student winds up (and, to a lesser extent, who wins the game). But we've hardly had an experience we can't get from a reasonably deep newspaper profile.
November 5, 2019
The film does an excellent job of explaining the importance of the East LA Classic, as well as the role that football plays in shaping the players' lives.
November 4, 2019
A winning fly-on-the-wall portrait of Latino Americanness, as reflected in East LA's greatest high school football rivarly.