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The Armstrong Lie

  • Starring: Lance Armstrong
  • Director: Alex Gibney
  • Genre(s): Documentary
  • Rating: R
  • Running Time: 122 min.

In 2009 Alex Gibney was hired to make a film about Lance Armstrong’s comeback to cycling. The project was shelved when the doping scandal erupted, and re-opened after Armstrong’s confession. [Sony Pictures Classics]

"The Armstrong Lie" is truly singular, a tale of ambition that's almost mad enough to be mythic."
- Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
"Alex Gibney delivers not just a detailed, full-access account of his subject, in all his defiance, hubris and tentative self-reckoning, but also a layered inquiry into the culture of competitiveness, celebrity, moral relativism and hypocrisy."
- Justin Chang, Variety
"You'd have to start looking into ancient Greek tragedy to top it as a showcase for pure, unadulterated hubris. That's one of the things that makes The Armstrong Lie, which has more on its mind than the mere debunking of a tarnished hero."
- Bruce Ingram, Chicago Sun-Times

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