The Armstrong Lie

The Armstrong Lie
The Armstrong Lie
  • R
  • 2h 4m
  • 2013
Certified Fresh81%
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Lance Armstrong was considered one of the greatest sports figures of all time and put competitive cycling into the global spotlight, by beating cancer and winning the Tour de France seven times. That success earned him an immense fortune and worldwide fame. His was also one of the most influential and inspiring sports stories of recent memory and became a pop culture phenomenon, thanks to his Livestrong initiative. Beginning in 2009, Academy Award winning documentarian Alex Gibney followed Armstrong for four years chronicling his return to cycling after retirement, as he tried to win his eighth title. Unexpectedly, Gibney was also there in 2012 when Armstrong admitted to doping, following a federal criminal investigation, public accusations of doping by his ex-teammates, and an investigation by the US Anti-Doping Agency, that led USADA's CEO, Travis Tygart, to conclude that Armstrong's team had run 'the most sophisticated, professionalized and successful doping program that sport has ever seen.
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Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Certified Fresh81%
Critics Consensus: Smartly constructed and scathingly sharp, The Armstrong Lie presents an effective indictment of its unscrupulous subject -- as well as the sports culture that spawned him.
Sydney Morning Herald
Sandra Hall

It's a meticulous examination of a particularly ruthless brand of power game-playing.

June 25, 2017
The Age (Australia)
Philippa Hawker

The Armstrong Lie presents an interesting perspective on him, and on his role in the science of do...

June 25, 2017
London Evening Standard
Charlotte O'Sullivan

Power must never be mistaken for virtue, warns Gibney, and self-regulation doesn't work. Even the...

June 22, 2017
Little White Lies
Emma Simmonds

A worthy effort but Armstrong remains a tough nut to crack.

September 6, 2017
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama, Documentary
  • Release Date:November 8, 2013
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English, Spanish
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