I was worried about this film being worth a darn. My father is depicted by Aaron Eckhart. Well, it turned out much better than I ever could have asked for. I've seen people try to make a movie out of this story for decades, so I was surprised that it got finished... and released!Well, you may not cry out loud, guys. But I guarantee you will get chills and a lump in your throat. Sure, it's got a lot of football, but GIRLS, you will love this character played by Finn Wittrock. Then you will cry.You are at the cinema-plex. You aren't sure what to see.... PICK THIS ONE.
Inspirational story of the power of the human spirit (by pmaresh-25438)
Was fortunate enough to be at the Austin premier to listen to those who played with Freddie Steinmark, all saying the movie was spot on. Acting was phenomenal. The true story of a beloved, yet small, football player who gave everything he did 150%, even til the end. Not only did he inspire everyone around him, but continues to do so 40 years after his death. You don't have to be a football fan to appreciate this story of where determination and hard work can take you. As a UT grad who has gone to countless UT football games and seen Freddie be honored at every single one of them, I am so <more>
glad I got to finally hear his story. Now I understand why his legacy is still so profound. GO SEE.
One of the finest moview I have ever seen (by Darryl-Gonzalez)
This is quite simply an amazing film.For starters, the acting performance by Aaron Eckhart as legendary head coach Darrell Royal is spot on. He got his mannerisms, speech patterns and facial expressions down-pat, and in doing all of that he got the spirit of Coach Royal almost perfectly portrayed.Secondly, Finn Wittrock makes the character of Freddie Steinmark very believable. He portrayed him as a flawed, fallible human being with a desire to prove himself and willing to do whatever it took to overcome any challenge...even when that challenge was his life.Finally, the incredible attention to <more>
detail to even the finest points. I have a copy of the 1969 Texas game vs. Arkansas in my home video library: let me assure you when they replicated the football action in that game, they did so with EXTREME accuracy....even down to a shot of a Longhorn Band member cheering on the team just before a big play in the game! Add in the charming performance of Juston Street as his father James Street, and the beautiful Sarah Bolger, and you've got a wonderful film. Freddie himself would be humbled and touched.This film explores themes of courage and overcoming adversity that should inspire anyone even if you're not a football fan.10/10 stars.
Delightful, Funny, Faith-based, Honest and Very Sad (by brutzel)
The is based upon a true storyUniversity of Texas Coach Darrell Royal Aaron Eckhart tells the story of one of the best football players he ever had: Freddie Steinmark Finn Wittrock . A reporter asks Coach Royal of all the All Americans he coached which one had the greatest impact on him. Coach Royal replies, " Freddie. Freddie Steinmark." The reporter states that Freddie Steinmark was never an All American. To which Coach Royal replies, "No, but he was MY ALL American."The first 3-quarters of this movie will remind you when you were in High School or early years of <more>
college as we follow Freddie Steinmark in his football days. It is delightful, funny, faith-based and honest. When Freddie meets Linda Sarah Bolger - the love of his life - in HS, we are off to the races.We see that Freddie Steinmark is truly an exceptional football player, who played Safety later on for Coach Royal. This movie shows us more football practices than we see from other football movies, and those action scenes are somewhat brutal too. it's only a movie, Bob When we see the actual games the hitting doesn't let up and we think about checking into the ER just to be safe. still a movie Aaron Eckhart probably plays the best role of his life as Coach Royal. Kudos. Newcomer Finn Wittrock as Freddie is a breath of fresh air and you wished you knew Freddie and further you wished everyone else was like him. He is the perfect friend as well as a better than exceptional football player. The last quarter of this movie is sad - extremely so - and you may need that Kleenex box. Everything caught me by surprise as I had never heard of Freddie Steinmark. Football movies come and go and we rarely or barely remember what they were about except maybe for WE ARE MARSHALL but this movie is much different as I don't think I will ever forget Freddie Steinmark or Coach Royal, who saw things in Freddie no one else saw. I am glad this movie was made so we know what an exceptional Human Being Freddie Steinmark was. Go to Wikipedia to learn more about Freddie Steinmark and Coach Darrell Royal. 9/10 Violence: Yes. Sex: No. Nudity: No. Language: No.
As an Australian who knows absolutely nothing about American football rugby union, rugby league and Australian football are our three types of football this was a wonderful tearjerker of a movie. Beautifully paced and very well acted. I've never seen Eckhardt give such a well-rounded performance. This could have been just another soppy, cliched sports movie but instead it's an inspiring movie with a lot of heart. If you're not American, don't be put off. I strongly recommend it.
Excellent Film (by guy-summerton)
Really enjoyed this film. Was not sure what to expect as I had not heard of it or of the central character. I love true stories but as with a lot of films I always think-how close to the truth actually is it.Well after watching the film , I researched it and it pretty much is accurate so as not to make a difference. If you are not sure whether to watch it or not, I highly recommend it, even if you don't like sport films.
Unflinching irony seems to be the order of the day . . . (by oscaralbert)
. . . in the current Docudrama, MY ALL AMER!CAN. A runt-like Colorado boy is the only player on his public high school football team attending mass daily. His dream is to play college ball at Notre Dame, like "The Gipper," and continue on to the Chicago Bears. He's going to have tons of babies with his high school sweetie on the side. When his only scholarship offer comes from an apparently Lily White University of Texas grid-iron squad, his new goal is to lead the Longhorns to an unprecedented Cotton Bowl match-up against the integrated Fighting Irish & Whatnots. Though MY <more>
ALL AMER!CAN does not overtly caution against making "pacts with the Devil," this 20-year-old runt DOES lead U-T to a national championship in his final game to set up the impossible long-shot of a few years back: U-T playing ND in the Cotton Bowl three weeks later. But as soon as that match-up is set, the under-sized over-achiever has a leg amputated at the hip, due to a baseball-sized cancerous tumor. This allows the U-T coach to pull a page from legendary Notre Dame master Knute Rockne, and plead for his team to "Win one for Freddie!" Most football fans and religious folks will be totally disillusioned by MY ALL AMER!CAN unless they're up to the mental gymnastics being talked about in this week's sports sections, about how the "devout" families of Gridder Bart Starr and hockey great Gordie Howe see nothing wrong in filling these aging legends with stem cells from aborted babies to keep them going for a few more inches .
Great performance by Finn Wittrock (by brknaydogan01)
Awesome! Great performance by Finn Wittrock... Based on true story. If you want to spend quality time you should watch this wonderful film.
In any venue this is an inspiration to anyone (by flyingcrown)
This story is one that people will enjoy regardless of topic, dialogue, casting ,etc. My All American recounts facts about someone with inner courage to do their best in good and bad times. Freddie was a true spirit of inspiration. No one can dispute that. After watching I too felt touched by his accomplishments and his ability and fortitude to remain resolute until his death. There is not much on his family but I feel they too were proud of him and deeply felt his loss. He and his finance made plans to marry. He entered into a coma preventing their marriage. What a tragedy. Freddie is an <more>
example of how to live daily and follow your dreams. I wish I could have met him.