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Shattered Glass Reviews

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
November 28, 2003
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
November 26, 2003
Fortunately, Christensen is surrounded by solid actors who manage to keep the film gripping despite his limp lead performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
November 26, 2003
A sober, wry and often riveting account of an infamous moment in journalism.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Steve Schneider
Orlando Weekly
November 26, 2003
The movie shows a timely aptitude for invoking a vital figure of fear that lives near the forefront of our collective consciousness.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
D.K. Holm
DVDTalk.com
November 26, 2003
Cleverly written, wonderfully acted all around.
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
November 23, 2003
Shattered Glass provides a fascinating look behind the scenes at The New Republic ... Yet, viewers may also recoil from the movie's reverential and elitist treatment of The New Republic and other news operations.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Dustin Putman
TheFilmFile.com
November 22, 2003
A thoroughly fascinating examination of a shameful footnote in journalistic history that many people probably wish to forget.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
November 21, 2003
One of the more effective recent feature films about the newsgathering process, even if it doesn't quite meet the standard set in 1976 by All the President's Men.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
November 21, 2003
Shattered Glass has the skill and power to make you squirm.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
November 21, 2003
Shattered Glass joins the ranks of first-rate media films, with an authenticity and sense of drama that makes it among the most effective of the genre since All the President's Men.
| Original Score: 8/10
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
November 21, 2003
A terrific white-knuckler, one that builds up a head of excruciating suspense even though most viewers already know how it ends.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
November 21, 2003
Shattered Glass certainly stirred something up that needed cooking, but it never made it tasty enough to swallow whole.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
November 21, 2003
Ray succeeds in making the newsroom feel as exciting and as dangerous as a battlefield.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Elias Savada
Nitrate Online
November 21, 2003
Billy Ray ... has crafted an entertaining film, filled it with understated performances, and delivered a small pearl.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
November 21, 2003
Like all man-bites-dog stories, Shattered Glass is inherently fascinating because it, and Steven Glass, are the exception to a widely accepted rule.
| Original Score: 3/4
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
November 20, 2003
Shattered Glass speaks simultaneously to our humanity and sense of moral outrage.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
November 20, 2003
Incomplete. The movie doesn't play the story out all the way to its true ending, with Glass signing a fat book deal to write a novel based on his own life
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Sean O'Connell
Eclipse Magazine
November 20, 2003
A riveting drama spelled out by an excellent cast.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
November 20, 2003
Through Christensen's economical soft-shoe performance, Glass's zeal and obliging modesty work the same disarming hoodoo on the viewer as they do on his snake-oiled co-workers
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
November 19, 2003
The surprise of Shattered Glass is that it's ultimately a celebration of journalistic integrity.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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