The Armstrong Lie

Rated:
R (for language)
Running time:
122 minutes
Synopsis:

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. This film picks up in 2013 and presents a riveting, insider's view of the unravelling of one of the most extraordinary stories in the history of sports. As Lance Armstrong himself says: "I didn't live a lot of lies, but I lived one big one."

Release date:
November 8, 2013
Website:
http://sonyclassics.com/thearmstronglie/
Quick review:
A story of epic betrayal and deception — and self-betrayal, self-deception, as Oscar-winning documentarian Alex Gibney tags along with Lance Armstrong on his 2009 Tour de France comeback. And then chases the cycling superstar down again, once all the doping allegations he had long denied turn out to be true.
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