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Bigger, Stronger, Faster* Reviews

November 17, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
July 24, 2008
A thoughtful, informative and thoroughly entertaining examination of the role of performance-enhancing drugs in modern life.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 23, 2008
A lively and incisive look into the nation's growing preoccupation with pumped-up superlatives.
June 20, 2008
Unexpectedly funny [and] sometimes angry.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
June 13, 2008
Smart, touching and enlightening, a combination that makes Bigger, Stronger, Faster the best documentary of the year so far.
Full Review | Original Score: a-
June 13, 2008
By making this journey personal, a powerful vulnerability permeates the film.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 9, 2008
It'll shake up your beliefs not just about steroids but about competition, hypocrisy, body obsession and American notions of masculinity.
June 6, 2008
Bell posits that their disillusionment is a side effect of being American and he may well be right.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 6, 2008
Bigger, Stronger, Faster* is that rare film that truly challenges its audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 6, 2008
A hugely entertaining personal documentary about what steroids mean to American pop culture.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 6, 2008
This movie is remarkable in that it seems to be interested only in facts.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 5, 2008
The film isn't quite a memoir; it's also a platform to branch off into other areas, briskly and informatively and with a good deal of clearheadedness.
May 30, 2008
There's been a glut of pointless first- person documentaries lately, but newcomer Christopher Bell has a legitimate personal take in his film about Americans who use anabolic steroids.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 30, 2008
Powerful stuff.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 30, 2008
It's a fascinating and unexpectedly profound and melancholy meditation on what we have become as a country and on the misguided obsessions that made us this way.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
May 30, 2008
Bigger, Stronger, Faster* left me convinced that the steroid scandals will abate as the drugs are reluctantly accepted as inevitable products of a continuing revolution in biotechnology.
Read More | Original Score: 4.5/5
May 29, 2008
Bigger, Stronger, Faster* offers persuasive examples of circumstances in which we let people make their own choices, no matter how dimwitted, from plastic-surgery addiction to daredevil stunts.
Read More | Original Score: B+
May 29, 2008
Steroids as demonized innocents is a tough pill to swallow, and while Bell isn't out to build a clear case, he succeeds in muddying the waters.
Full Review | Original Score: A
May 29, 2008
The performance-enhancing quality behind this muscular movie is director Chris Bell's willingness to go far beyond the call of duty.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 27, 2008
Bell finds the epitome of that tragedy in his own family and, in his first film, digs unflinchingly at its roots.
May 27, 2008
...manages to be two films at once: One is an informative portrait of a power-hungry society; the other is an intensely gripping narrative of personal growth.
May 23, 2008
A good documentary will take you places you didn't plan to go, but I didn't really expect that from Bigger, Stronger, Faster, an incisive and compulsively watchable look at America's love affair with steroids.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
January 22, 2008
More scrupulously reported than your average Michael Moore film but every bit as entertaining.