The Armstrong Lie

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Brief 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. The Armstrong Lie picks up in 2013 and presents a riveting, insider's view of the unraveling of one of the most extraordinary stories in the history of sports. As Lance Armstrong says himself, “I didn’t live a lot of lies, but I lived one big one.”"

Overall Ranking: 1354 (Rank from 2013: # 78)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 0%
Regular 75%
Half-Popped 25%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
Dan O'Neill80(full review)
Bryan Lienesch79 - Ultimately, THE Armstrong lie is that Lance must constantly lie to himself so that he may believe his fight-and-win-at-all-costs mentality does not cripple him like an addiction.
Comedy: 3
Sex Appeal: 2
Scary: 3
Rewatch: 5
MandF Reviews70(full review)
David Baruffi61(full review)

People Involved

  • Lance Armstrong (Himself)
  • Alex Gibney (Director)