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The Armstrong Lie
7.7 out of 10

The Armstrong Lie

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Overall 8
8.0

The Armstrong Lie

High-Def Digest
14 February 2014
  • Conclusion: 'The Armstrong Lie' may suffer in the eyes of some for its subject matter having been so widely covered by a number of outlets well before the release of the film. As the filmmakers have said, though, the aspect that this documentary covers is the smaller details, and how this longstanding lie was...
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Overall 9
9.0

The Armstrong Lie (Blu-ray)

DVD Verdict
12 February 2014
  • Summary: Judge Gordon Sullivan once entered the Tour de Farce.
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Overall 8
8.0

The Armstrong Lie

Slant Magazine
11 February 2014
  • Excerpt: Back in 2009, Alex Gibney was called upon to chronicle Lance Armstrong's comeback Tour de France, where the seven-time champion ended up placing third. Naturally, though, when Armstrong finally owned up to doping three years later, the as-yet-unfinished project changed into something much more...
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Overall 7
7.0
Movie overall 7
7.0
Extras 6
6.0

The Armstrong Lie (2013)

blu-ray.com
8 February 2014
  • Conclusion: The Armstrong Lie doesn't break much new ground, but it's nevertheless a fascinating recap of a hero knocked off his throne by scandal. Armstrong's life story is both inspirational and ultimately disappointing, a fascinating dichotomy of both how to live and how not to live.
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Overall 7
7.3

The Armstrong Lie

AV Club
7 November 2013
  • Excerpt: Don’t expect fresh bombshells from Alex Gibney’s The Armstrong Lie , a documentary that began its life as a chronicle of Lance Armstrong’s return to pro cycling in 2009, but abruptly morphed into a post-Oprah grilling of the disgraced seven-time Tour De France champ.
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Venice Film Review: ‘The Armstrong Lie’

Variety
2 September 2013
  • Summary: The story of disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong gets exhaustive and penetrating documentary treatment in Alex Gibney's latest.
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Overall 8
8.0

The Armstrong Lie

totalfilm.com
31 May 2014
Overall 6
6.0

The Armstrong Lie

Flicks
25 March 2014
  • Summary: If Alex Gibney isn't the hottest documentary maker going at the moment he's certainly a nominee. The Oscar-winner, who came to our attention in 2006 with Enron: The Smartest Guys In The Room has tackled the topics of Wikileaks and abuse of deaf children in the Catholic Church in the last year alone.
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Overall 8
8.0

The Armstrong Lie

totalfilm.com
27 January 2014
Overall 8
8.0

The Armstrong Lie

MovieZine
27 March 2015
  • Excerpt: Stockholms filmfestival 2013 – Efter "We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks" är Alex Gibney aktuell med ännu en film som han både regisserat, producerat och skrivit. Denna gång adresserar han den skandalomsusade Lance Armstrongs alla rubriker.
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