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Bigger, Stronger, Faster

  • Rated PG13

independent, special interest


When you discover that your heroes have all broken the rules, do you follow the rules, or do you follow your heroes? From the producers of Fahrenheit 9/11 comes a powerful documentary that unflinchingly explores steroid use in America.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    96%
  • Audience Score
    80%

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Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: 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.

- Carina Chocano, Los Angeles Times, Friday, May 30, 2008

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

- David Ansen, Newsweek, Monday, June 9, 2008

Fresh: A matter-of-fact funny and clever in-depth look at steroid use in modern-day America.

- Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Audience Reviews

4 stars

Interesting rundown on the steroid debate. This has basically no relevance to my life, so I won't get all judgy. I will, however, give it an entire star for the part where they show how you can sell capsules full of flour to people paying $60 a bottle to get big and strong, based on before and after pics shot on the same day.

- janna, Sunday, October 3, 2010

4 stars

kinda remind me of Michael Moore's documentary.

- citawijaya, Monday, September 13, 2010

4 stars

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, with two brothers who have used steroids and the film-maker himself having only dabbled with them once and his whole life struggled with the decision of whether or not to plunge in. I think this is just as revealing about widespread cultural hypocrisy as Grass, The Union, Bowling for Columbine, and the works of The Yes Men.

- Stinger839, Sunday, August 22, 2010