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Bigger, Strong, Faster* Struggles with Its Cheating Heartnew

Director Christopher Bell isn't just a regular, curious guy: He's one of three brothers who have all tried steroids, and he's the only one who isn't still taking them.
Willamette Week  |  Aaron Mesh  |  06-18-2008  |  Reviews

Christopher Bell Examines a Nation on Steroidsnew

Bell holds a personal stake in its justifications, though, which sets up Bigger, Stronger, Faster as both a balanced (if sometimes overstuffed) two-hour take on the country where size matters, big time.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  David Lee Simmons  |  06-11-2008  |  Reviews

'Bigger, Stronger, Faster' Explores Steroid Culturenew

Our cultural obsession with hulking heroes explains widespread steroid use, according to filmmaker Chris Bell.
East Bay Express  |  Kelly Vance  |  06-04-2008  |  Reviews

'Bigger, Stronger, Faster' Is Smarter Than It Looksnew

In taking a trip down just such a road to self-betterment, this unexpectedly delightful and deep documentary bumps up against cosmetic surgery, steroid usage, and wheatgrass juice. As it questions the points at which an investment in exterior or physical perfection might constitute cheating, it holds up a mirror to the American way of life.
San Francisco Bay Guardian  |  Dennis Harvey  |  06-04-2008  |  Reviews

Intelligent Steroid Doc Sees Both Sides of the Issuenew

Without endorsing use of the drug, Chris Bell, who's a bodybuilder himself, dives into the heated debates surrounding the maligned practice and finds something pretty damn close to an even-handed portrait, if not a fair and balanced one.
New York Press  |  Eric Kohn  |  05-29-2008  |  Reviews

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