The Program

The Program
  • 2015
  • UK
  • 1h 44min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Stephen Frears
  • Cast: Ben Foster, Chris O'Dowd, Lee Pace, Elaine Cassidy
  • UK release: 16 October 2015

Driven and thrilling look at the rise and fall of cyclist Lance Armstrong, (Foster) and, to a lesser extent, the Irish journalist David Walsh (O'Dowd) who fought to expose the truth about Armstrong's doping. Foster is mesmerising but tips over occasionally into pantomime villain. Undeniably entertaining, if rather tabloidy.

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The Program

13 Sep 20153 stars

TIFF 2015: Ben Foster astonishes as fallen hero Lance Armstrong

If documentary The Armstrong Lie proved that the disgraced cyclist is a tough nut to crack, might an infusion of well-informed speculation illuminate him further? Or is The Program simply an Oscar-friendly platform for one of Hollywood's most promising…

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