- Rated: R
- Run Time: 2 hours, 3 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: February 11, 2014
- Originally Released: 2013
- Label: Sony Pictures
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Note: Commentary with Alex Gibney
- Q&A with Alex Gibney, Frank Marshall, Bill Strickland, Jonathan Vaughters & Betsy Andreu
- Deleted scenes
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.78
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- Subtitles - English, French, Korean, Spanish, Thai
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Los Angeles Times - 11/07/2013
"[A] thorough and engrossing investigation that manages to smoothly integrate footage shot for the earlier work into a very different framework."
USA Today - 11/14/2013
3.5 stars out of 4 -- "[A]n enthralling, clear-eyed and penetrating examination not only of a fallen hero, but an exploration of drive, moral relativism and the cult of personality."
Wall Street Journal - 11/07/2013
"THE ARMSTRONG LIE is truly singular, a tale of ambition that's almost mad enough to be mythic."
Entertainment Weekly - 11/13/2013
"It's a fascinating film that points the finger at a charismatic master of deception -- as well as our willingness to buy his deceit." -- Grade: B+
Rolling Stone - 11/07/2013
3 stars out of 4 -- "[T]he result is scary, suspenseful and shockingly intense....The provocation never stops."
A.V. Club - 11/07/2013
"[T]he film offers a definite sting as Armstrong's former teammates dish on who saw what and when." -- Grade: B
Chicago Sun-Times - 11/14/2013
3.5 stars out of 4 -- "You'd have to start looking into ancient Greek tragedy to top it as a showcase for pure, unadulterated hubris."
Total Film - 01/27/2014
"[T]here's an undeniable fascination in the spectacle of Armstrong concealing and confessing with equal self-assurance."
Empire - 01/24/2014
3 stars out of 5 -- "Gibney's character study of Armstrong is tough and forensic."
Alex Gibney surveys the rise and fall of acclaimed and then disgraced American cyclist Lance Armstrong in his documentary THE ARMSTRONG LIE. The director presents the complicated history of the controversial figure, including his troubled father-free childhood, his battle back from testicular cancer, his seven consecutive Tour de France championships, the creation of his Live Strong charity, and his subsequent admission to a blood doping regimen that allowed him to stay at the top of the physically demanding sport for so long. Gibney sits down with numerous reporters who tried for years to expose Armstrong's continuous fibs, and also interviews those who were inside Armstrong's inner circle. THE ARMSTRONG LIE screened at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.