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Year
2017
Runtime
120 min.
Director
Bryan Fogel
Genres
Thriller, Sport, Documentary
Rating *
7.9
Votes *
5,213
Checks
1,988
Favs
135
Dislikes
3
Favs/checks
6.8% (1:15)
Favs/dislikes
45:1
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  1. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    With Icarus, Bryan Fogel set out to do one of those "I am going to abuse myself on camera" documentaries, planning to go on a steroid regimen to boost his cycling power and see if he could cheat the anti-doping system like Lance Armstrong did. Through circumstance, he ends up befriending the Russian scientist at the heart of an Olympic scandal (one might say, THE Olympic scandal) and the documentary turns into a Cold War-type thriller where you really do fear for the people on screen. A surprising nail-biter that blows the lid wide open on Russia's cheating in international sports events (but certainly doesn't absolve athletes from other countries). You may not want to care about such things as the Olympics of FIFA after this, is all I'm saying. 6 years 1 month ago
  2. acoltismypassport's avatar

    acoltismypassport

    Incredible. 5 years 12 months ago
  3. andype's avatar

    andype

    It is possible, that China has much better doping system on work, but almost nobody seems to care about it. 1 year ago
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