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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Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5

351 Ratings

351 Ratings

82% TOMATOMETER

  • Average 6.9/10
  • Fresh 96
  • Rotten 21

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.

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Information

Studio
Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.; Sprocket Productions, Inc.
Genre
Documentary
Released
Copyright
© 2013 Sprocket Productions, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Languages

Primary
English (Stereo, Dolby 5.1)
Additional
Arabic (Subtitles), Czech (Subtitles), Danish (Subtitles), Dutch (Subtitles), English (United Kingdom) (Subtitles), Finnish (Subtitles), French (Subtitles), German (Subtitles), Greek (Subtitles), Hebrew (Subtitles), Hungarian (Subtitles), Indonesian (Subtitles), Italian (Subtitles), Korean (Subtitles), Norwegian (Subtitles), Polish (Subtitles), Portuguese (Brazil) (Subtitles), Portuguese (Portugal) (Subtitles), Spanish (Subtitles), Swedish (Subtitles), Thai (Subtitles), Traditional Chinese (Subtitles)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.

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