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Shattered Glass
The true story of journalist Stephen Glass, the twenty-something whiz kid who quickly rose from a minor writing post in Washington, to a feature writer in such publications as Rolling Stone and the New Republic. By the mid-90s, Glass' articles had turned him into one of the most sought-after young journalists in Washington--until a bizarre chain of events suddenly stopped his career dead in its tracks.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 91%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Does a superb job in presenting four of the five journalistic 'Ws' of its story: the who, what, where and when. It fails, however, on the essential 'why' of the tale."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"As directed by Billy Ray, the film has an exceptionally tight focus and a fascinating story to tell."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"Perhaps the best exploration of American journalism this past decade has seen."
‑ Christopher Smith, Bangor Daily News (Maine)
"Not a particularly cinematic story, but outstanding performances justify this production"
‑ Marty Mapes, Movie Habit
"...even when faced with shame and mortification, some people will find it within themselves to do the right thing."
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
"What are we to learn from this? Not the broad lesson that every line of work has its share of charlatans: The script is way too pious to swallow such a generic pill. And not anything important about Glass, since there's no real character examination."
‑ Rick Groen, Globe and Mail
"Journalistic scandal story best for older teens."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"Journalistic ethics are scrupulously explored in this crystal-clear dramatization of real-life "New Republic" feature writer Stephen Glass's meteoric rise and rapid dissolution over falsified articles he wrote for the publication during the mid '90s as a"
‑ Cole Smithey,
"cautionary tale for future generations"
‑ Dragan Antulov, Draxblog Movie Reviews
"Small and big lies"
‑ Louis Proyect,
"A sober, wry and often riveting account of an infamous moment in journalism."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"Using unexpectedly suspenseful character drama, "Shattered Glass" elevates itself to the upper echelon of journalism films. Unless there's ever a 24 famous enough to warrant biopic treatment, this will likely be Christensen's only great performance."
‑ Nick Rogers,
"An excellent movie with a suspenseful and engrossing story..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Ray stages the film not as a mystery but as a case study in all-consuming denial and professional and psychological self-destruction."
‑ Nick Schager, Lessons of Darkness
"Ranks beside 'All the President's Men' as one of the great movies about journalism."
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
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