Everybody's All-American
Everybody's All-American (1988)

Everybody's All American covers 25 years in the life of college football hero Gavin Grey (Dennis Quaid). When he marries campus sweetheart Babs Rogers (Jessica Lange) and is picked up by the pros, a happily-ever-after denouement is… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: November 4, 1988
DVD Release Date: June 1, 2004
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Critic Score: 45% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine

As the one character who grows and doesn't just calcify, Lange brings wily zest to each step in Babs' coming-out party.

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Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune

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.

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Adrian Turner
Radio Times

It's over-plotted, yet somehow seems a sparse tale, though Lange's performance, as always, lifts the essentially lightweight material.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Tribune

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.

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Sheila Benson
Los Angeles Times

It's not exactly nourishing, but then again, its performances are so addictive that you may not even care.

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Barbara Beck
Philadelphia Daily News

Backed by flawless acting from an ensemble cast, Hackford gives us a suave and artful portrait of Quaid as Gavin Grey.

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Desmond Ryan
Philadelphia Inquirer

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.

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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

Sprawling across a quarter of a century, Everybody's All-American is an unkempt epic about the life and times of a Louisiana athlete.

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David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 47% Flixster User Reviews
xGary Xx
In a similar vein to Raging Bull, this is the story of a egotistical football stars journey from top dog to has been. Not bad, but all the sports movie cliches… More
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Moe E
Great movie with an excellent cast and a sadly tragic ending.