The Armstrong Lie

On October 22, 2012 Lance Armstrong was stripped of the 7 Tour de France titles he won from 1999-2005.


The Armstrong Lie
The director was busy making a film about Lance Armstrong's amazing return to competitive cycling, when the doping scandal broke, and he found himself with an entirely different story to tell. The film takes a piercing look at the saga.

124 minutes.
Parental Guidance 7-9 (Language).
Documentary, On the art circuit
Up, down, up, down, it never ends!
Up, down, up, down, it never ends!

Credits

Cast
Lance Armstrong and others
Director
Alex Gibney
ScreenplayAlex Gibney
CinematographyBen Bloodwell
EditingAndy Grieve, Lindy Jankura, Tim Squyres
Sound formatsDolby Digital
Made in2013
Produced byJigsaw Productions, The Kennedy/Marshall Company, Matt Tolmach Productions

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDocumentary
LanguageModerate, occasional
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceNone
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
Comments
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USA MPAA rating

PG: Parental Guidance SuggestedRated R for language.
Runtime124
USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.



Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Michael O'Sullivan quote iconIt's not about the bike, it's about the lies.
10
Metacritic.com
37 critics
13
Rottentomatoes critics
110 critics
14
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconSmartly constructed and scathingly sharp, The Armstrong Lie presents an effective indictment of its unscrupulous subject -- as well as the sports culture that spawned him.
17
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
14

What the People say

Internet
2492 Netizens quote iconFascinating Example of How Filmmakers Can Become Implicated by Their Subjects
14

Average .. 68%

14

Trailer






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