• PG-13, 1 hr. 35 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Billy Ray
    In Theaters:
    Oct 31, 2003 Wide
    On DVD:
    Mar 23, 2004
  • Lions Gate Films Inc.

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Shattered Glass Reviews

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Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly

While Sean Penn grabs the headlines for his emotive bluster in Mystic River,Peter Sarsgaard gives a brilliantly measured performance as editor Chuck Lane.

Full Review Source: Boulder Weekly

February 9, 2004
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly

Hayden Christensen... is charmingly slimy

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

February 5, 2004
Matt Kelemen
Las Vegas CityLife

Even though the story of Glass' downfall has been in the public domain for years now, Ray's makes it seem like a breaking story.

Full Review Source: Las Vegas CityLife

January 28, 2004
David Foucher
EDGE Boston

"Shattered Glass" is sharp filmmaking; one of the better independent offerings for 2003.

Full Review Source: EDGE Boston | Original Score: A-

January 20, 2004
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Representa uma importante lição de ética para os profissionais de Comunicação e deveria ser exibido em todos os cursos de Jornalismo.

Full Review Source: Cinema em Cena | Original Score: 4/5

January 6, 2004
Prairie Miller
Long Island Press

Easily one of the most original and shrewdly crafted movies this year, amidst a glut of hollow, show-off cinematic pageantry.

December 31, 2003
Gabriel Shanks
Mixed Reviews

Where's the payoff, a new generation might rightly ask, in ethics?

Full Review Source: Mixed Reviews | Original Score: B

December 23, 2003
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies

We don't find out why Glass did what he did, but ... maybe the why isn't as important as the how. Shattered Glass is asking us to stay on our toes.

Full Review Source: Window to the Movies | Original Score: 9/10

December 19, 2003
David Keyes
Cinemaphile.org

...not a very theatrical film, but still concise and taut without being skimpy on necessary traits.

Full Review Source: Cinemaphile.org | Original Score: 3/4

December 17, 2003
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

a scintillating morality play about the lengths to which some people will go in order to be accepted

Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk | Original Score: 3.5/4

December 16, 2003
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks

Insanely undercuts exactly the characters we're most curious about, [and] scrupulously avoids the questions that are most pressing within the material.

Full Review Source: Nick's Flick Picks | Original Score: D+

December 8, 2003
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

At one point, the Glass character defines journalism as 'the art of capturing behavior,' and that's also where this movie excels...

| Original Score: 3/4

December 8, 2003
David N. Butterworth
Movie Boeuf

Not since All the Presidents Men has journalistic integrity been so entertainingly scrutinized.

Full Review Source: Movie Boeuf | Original Score: 3/4

December 8, 2003
Bryant Frazer
Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus

A next-century All the President's Men, in which the values of enterprise reporters who took inspiration from Woodward and Bernstein are subject to corruption.

Full Review Source: Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus | Original Score: B

December 8, 2003
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

The complex flashback structure is cleverly and coherently edited to keep us right with Glass through his story

Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall | Original Score: 4/5

December 5, 2003
Cynthia Fuchs
PopMatters

Its understanding of the complexities of the Glass case is sharp.

Full Review Source: PopMatters

December 5, 2003
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

One of the best films of 2003.

Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: A

December 2, 2003
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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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.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 3/5

November 28, 2003
Katrina Onstad
National Post

Shattered Glass isn't the final word on the decay of journalistic ethics ... but it's a solid office movie that hints at a different set of problems currently eating away at the profession.

Full Review Source: National Post | Original Score: 2.5/4

November 28, 2003
Jim Slotek
Jam! Movies

An actor's film free of gimmicks, and a small filmic gem.

Full Review Source: Jam! Movies | Original Score: 4/5

November 28, 2003
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