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Prescription Thugs (2015)

PG-13 | | Documentary | 22 January 2016 (USA)
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In this follow-up to his film BIGGER FASTER STRONGER, director Chris Bell turns his camera on the abuse of prescription drugs and, ultimately, himself. As Bell learns more about Big Pharma,... See full summary »

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In this follow-up to his film BIGGER FASTER STRONGER, director Chris Bell turns his camera on the abuse of prescription drugs and, ultimately, himself. As Bell learns more about Big Pharma, an industry he had been brought up to trust, he falls down his own hole of addiction.

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Nice try, bad outcome
19 June 2016 | by See all my reviews

What do we have here? We have Chris, who have made this film. Chris is one of three brothers. These brothers are heavy users of anabolic steroids. Which, by the way, strangely enough is not a topic in this movie, although my 13-year old daughter saw that right away. Chris's oldest brother have been in wrestling and wants to be a famous superstar, and he is addicted to painkillers. Painkillers are the topic in this film.

In the film Chris is going after the painkiller industry, the pharmaceutical industry.

In his tour around for showing us how this dirty business really works, he interviews a lot of guys. The guys are medical junkies, no doubt, all on heavy doses of anabolic steroids, like Chris himself, big strong guys who cries sometimes in front of the camera, really crying tears, obviously in mental disorder. And he interview a homeopathic doctor who tell us all the bad things the pharmaceutical industry does. A homeopathic doctor! Why does he interview a homeopathic doctor? Well, because homeopathy is quackery, and the whole movie is in some way quackery.

I feel sorry for these guys. I really do. And for Chris, the little guy who wants to be big as his bigger brothers. They obviously need help, all of them. But when they combine all this drugs that they do combine, and blame it on painkillers, that really is just too stupid.

Someone should have told Chris, because he is not in a condition to see for himself, as we will find out in the movie. But someone should have told him: "Don't make this movie, you are out of balance and don't see clear, Chris".


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