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Stop at Nothing: The Lance Armstrong Story

By Tracy Moore, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Intense docu about cyclist's fraud has some strong language.

Movie NR 2014 104 minutes
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If you followed the Armstrong case at all, there's not much in STOP AT NOTHING: THE LANCE ARMSTRONG STORY that feels breakthrough. But there's something to piecing together the full timeline of events with Armstrong's persistent denials, badmouthing, and stonewalling that gives viewers an added grasp on the extent of the deception and the nightmare of the experience for the former friends and fellow cyclists he dragged through the mud.

There's a bit of f-bomb profanity throughout from Betsy Andreu, in some cases understandable because she was particularly maliciously discredited by Armstrong. But for sports fans or those interested in watching how we build our heroes up, only to tear them down, there's a good train wreck here to pick over and discuss. Teens will extract a glimpse of understanding into our desperate need to believe that athletes are gods among men, when they are, in fact, just men.

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