Shattered Glass
Shattered Glass (2003)

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'… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: October 31, 2003
DVD Release Date: March 23, 2004
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Critic Score: 91% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A compelling look at Stephen Glass' fall from grace.

Peter Howell
Toronto Star

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.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

As directed by Billy Ray, the film has an exceptionally tight focus and a fascinating story to tell.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Journalistic scandal story best for older teens.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

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.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

Reminds you how our culture's emphasis on success and stardom in any field -- and the betrayal of ethics to attain them -- has a cumulative, corrosive effect on society, no matter how small the stage may be.

Nick Rogers

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.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

A sober, wry and often riveting account of an infamous moment in journalism.

Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

Smart about good vs. evil.

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Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)

Perhaps the best exploration of American journalism this past decade has seen.

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Flixster Audience Score: 79% Flixster User Reviews
Lorenzo von Matterhorn
<i>"Read between the lies."</i> The true story of a young journalist who fell from grace when it was found he had fabricated over half of… More
Ginny †X
1998: Stephen Glass worked for The New Republic Magazine. He was the youngest staff member of a team that was composed of 15 journalists/editors.… More
Cynthia S.
What a really great movie! This is based on the true story of a guy who pulled the wool over the eyes of his employers for a long time. This was a very, very… More
Drew Smith
I really, really hated this movie for the first half hour, but only because I misunderstood it. For that, I blame both myself and the marketing - if you read… More
familiar stranger
Would've made it to my faves list had it not been for its sloppy execution & poor acting by the lead actor.
Tim Sigur
Hits on all cylinders.

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