A documentary about how easy it is to stay away from doping in sports. Began to take illegal substances to improve performance, improve his performance in cycling and show that the material is undetectable. His mission is led by Gregory Rudchenko, head of the Russian Anti-Doping Laboratory. Vogel does not realize at the time, but he is about to engage in the biggest doping scandal ever.
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Critics Of "Icarus"
January 22, 2017 If you can power through the documentary's flat first half, 'Icarus' will blow you away.Read in Source
The Film Stage
August 03, 2017 This is electric material for a story, but Fogel just gets shocked instead of channeling it into something great.Read in Source
Salt Lake Tribune
January 26, 2017 A powerful look at doping by world-class athletes - and a conspiracy that is breathtaking in its size and scope.Read in Source
August 03, 2017 Icarus tells such an eye-opening story that it almost doesn't matter when the storytelling itself gets a little sloppy.Read in Source
January 20, 2017 A wildly timely movie for our current moment, as issues of cheating, illegitimacy and geopolitical bullies take center stage.Read in Source
July 30, 2017 A routinely assembled mélange of provocative material consistently undone by its maker's perplexing need to foist himself into the center of every conversation.Read in Source
August 01, 2017 A real-life absurdist thriller that, in its electric coverage of one Russian scandal, can't help but illuminate another ongoing one.Read in Source
New York Times
August 03, 2017 Mr. Fogel could be considered either daring or foolhardy for his initial plan. But his work with Dr. Rodchenkov is levelheaded, and his documentary illuminating.Read in Source
January 26, 2017 As I am sure it will when the film stuns viewers beyond those at Sundance, Icarus relies on the element of surprise for one of its most rewarding attributes.Read in Source
February 02, 2017 That rare doc that uncovers a truth so powerful (and dangerous) that it itself becomes part of the news.Read in Source
The Daily Beast
August 03, 2017 For those who cherish honesty, fair play, and upright athletic competition, the film is a must-see exposé about systematic corruption and failure on both sides of the doping issue.Read in Source
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