Bigger, Stronger, Faster*
Bigger, Stronger, Faster* (2008)

In the hopes of exploring American culture's increased obsession with winning, documentary filmmaker Christopher Bell examines the anabolic steroid use of his two brothers. After setting the stage with a look at the cultural backdrop of… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: May 30, 2008
DVD Release Date: September 30, 2008
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Critic Score: 96% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Bigger, Stronger, Faster* is a fascinating, informative, entertaining and especially introspective account of the American 'enhancement' culture.

Kerry Lengel
Arizona Republic

A thoughtful, informative and thoroughly entertaining examination of the role of performance-enhancing drugs in modern life.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

Smart, touching and enlightening, a combination that makes Bigger, Stronger, Faster the best documentary of the year so far.

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Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

Their mistakes are our entertainment.

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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter

A lively and incisive look into the nation's growing preoccupation with pumped-up superlatives.

Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

By making this journey personal, a powerful vulnerability permeates the film.

Don Groves

A dangerous side effect of being a 'true' American.

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John Hartl
Seattle Times

Unexpectedly funny [and] sometimes angry.

David Ansen

It'll shake up your beliefs not just about steroids but about competition, hypocrisy, body obsession and American notions of masculinity.

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Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema

It raises big, intriguing questions that rarely, if ever, come up in the hubbub about steroid use in professional athletics, particularly Major League Baseball.

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Flixster Audience Score: 80% Flixster User Reviews
Melvin White
I believe that Bigger, Stronger, Faster is an overrated documentary. What is it telling us that we don't know? Absolutely nothing. We know how Anabolic… More
James Alvarez
An great doc that shows us how America's need for being the best changes the way people alter themselves.
Everett Johnson
Eye opening documentary on steroid use here in America. Really examines the good and bad from it in a very entertaining fashion. Definately worth a watch for… More
Nani Vang
This was a very good documentary.
_kelly .King
A good muscled look at the taboo of steroid use and the biggorexic pressures on modern American men. Film-maker is in an ideal situation for doing this project,… More
Nate Zoebl
[font=Arial][color=DarkRed]Chris Bell came from a roughly normal family in Poughkeepsie, New York. He and his brothers were a little chubby but saw weight… More