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Armstrong Lie, The

What began as a documentary celebrating Lance Armstrong, a world-class cyclist with seven Tour de France titles, turns into an exploration of the athlete's shame when he admits to using drugs to achieve his great accomplishments. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: C
Violence: B
Sexual Content: B+
Language: D
Drugs/Alcohol: C-
Run Time: 124
Theater Release: 08 Nov 2013
Video Release: 11 Feb 2014
MPAA Rating: R
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Armstrong Lie, The is rated R: for language.

Director: Alex Gibney
Cast: Lance Armstrong, Reed Albergotti, Betsy Andreu
Studio: 2013 Sony Pictures Classics
Website: Official site for Armstrong Lie, The.

Detailed Review

“The bigger they are, the harder they fall,” might be the perfect idiom to describe The Armstrong Lie. In anticipation of Lance Armstrong’s return to cycling after his 2005 retirement,… 
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Why Is Armstrong Lie, The Rated R?

Violence: A man repeatedly lies and uses his power to hurt his opponents. A minor… 
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Talk It Over

Why is winning so important to Armstrong? How does he use his successes on the… 
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