This film about the grandfathers of bodybuilding is, above all, a showcase for Tyler Hoechlin’s talent.
The handsome actor has been a bit pigeon-hold on television in roles on shows Teen Wolf and 7th Heaven.
However, this interesting film evokes memories of his child-actor debut in Tom Hanks mob drama Road To Perdition. He carries the film, and it’s nice to see him given a chance.
Julianne Hough is characteristically charismatic, and with some well-rounded performances from Colton Haynes, Tom Arnold, and Robert Forster, we’re given a film with interesting subject matter.
The story of two brothers who battle poverty and anti-Semitism to reach new heights in the industry is a good one, but like some biopics, fails to find its footing as a full-length, engaging feature.
It’s a good, involving endeavour, but Bigger doesn’t envelope the screen quite like it should. Kudos, however, to Hoechlin, who’s the best he’s been in years here.