• 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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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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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 Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2.5/4

November 28, 2003
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal

Fortunately, Christensen is surrounded by solid actors who manage to keep the film gripping despite his limp lead performance.

Full Review Source: Montreal Film Journal | Original Score: 3/4

November 26, 2003
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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A sober, wry and often riveting account of an infamous moment in journalism.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 4/5

November 26, 2003
Steve Schneider
Orlando Weekly

The movie shows a timely aptitude for invoking a vital figure of fear that lives near the forefront of our collective consciousness.

Full Review Source: Orlando Weekly | Original Score: 4/5

November 26, 2003
D.K. Holm

Cleverly written, wonderfully acted all around.

Full Review Source: DVDTalk.com

November 26, 2003
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

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 Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 2.5/5

November 23, 2003
Dustin Putman

A thoroughly fascinating examination of a shameful footnote in journalistic history that many people probably wish to forget.

Full Review Source: DustinPutman.com | Original Score: 3/4

November 22, 2003
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

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 Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City | Original Score: 3/4

November 21, 2003
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee

Shattered Glass has the skill and power to make you squirm.

Full Review Source: Sacramento Bee | Original Score: 4/4

November 21, 2003
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

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

November 21, 2003
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star

A terrific white-knuckler, one that builds up a head of excruciating suspense even though most viewers already know how it ends.

Full Review Source: Kansas City Star | Original Score: 3/4

November 21, 2003
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Shattered Glass certainly stirred something up that needed cooking, but it never made it tasty enough to swallow whole.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: B-

November 21, 2003
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune

Ray succeeds in making the newsroom feel as exciting and as dangerous as a battlefield.

Full Review Source: Salt Lake Tribune | Original Score: 3.5/4

November 21, 2003
Elias Savada
Nitrate Online

Billy Ray ... has crafted an entertaining film, filled it with understated performances, and delivered a small pearl.

Full Review Source: Nitrate Online | Original Score: 3.5/4

November 21, 2003
Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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

November 21, 2003
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine

Shattered Glass speaks simultaneously to our humanity and sense of moral outrage.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 3/4

November 20, 2003
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

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 Source: Arizona Daily Star | Original Score: 3/4

November 20, 2003
Sean O'Connell
Eclipse Magazine

A riveting drama spelled out by an excellent cast.

Full Review Source: Eclipse Magazine | Original Score: B+

November 20, 2003
Rob Blackwelder

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 Source: SPLICEDWire | Original Score: 3/4

November 20, 2003
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

The surprise of Shattered Glass is that it's ultimately a celebration of journalistic integrity.

| Original Score: 3.5/4

November 19, 2003
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