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Shattered Glass Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 28, 2010
Journalistic scandal story best for older teens.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Nick Rogers
October 1, 2010
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
September 7, 2010
Perhaps the best exploration of American journalism this past decade has seen.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Cole Smithey
May 10, 2009
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
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
An excellent movie with a suspenseful and engrossing story...
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
April 14, 2006
Not a particularly cinematic story, but outstanding performances justify this production
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Dragan Antulov
Draxblog Movie Reviews
June 26, 2005
cautionary tale for future generations
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
May 4, 2005
Ray stages the film not as a mystery but as a case study in all-consuming denial and professional and psychological self-destruction.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 29, 2005
...even when faced with shame and mortification, some people will find it within themselves to do the right thing.
| Original Score: A-
Louis Proyect
December 8, 2004
Small and big lies
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
October 23, 2004
Ranks beside 'All the President's Men' as one of the great movies about journalism.
| Original Score: A-
Thomas Peyser
Style Weekly (Richmond, VA)
September 23, 2004
Screenwriter and first-time director Billy Ray turns the story of Glass' self-destruction into a gripping psychological thriller.
Mark Sells
Oregon Herald
August 13, 2004
An eye-opening and gripping thriller that poses some very important questions.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Joe Utichi
July 20, 2004
Shattered Glass is engrossing drama, every bit as entertaining as the story on which it's based.
| Original Score: 81/100
Vince Koehler
Entertainment Spectrum
May 26, 2004
What a powerful movie!
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Wendy Ide
Times (UK)
May 13, 2004
Lacks the journalistic killer instinct that could have elevated it above the well-executed but slightly sanctimonious, made-for-TV feel
Jeff Otto
IGN Movies
April 7, 2004
A tension-filled drama with great performances from Hayden Christensen and Peter Sarsgaard.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide
March 22, 2004
Glass's pattern of deceit is queasily persuasive; adding Catch Me If You Can psychologizing would only diminish the film's truthfulness, not enhance it.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
March 4, 2004
Jack Safer wrote, after Glass was busted in '98, "If there's any moral to be taken from this story, it should be 'No more excuses.'" After seeing 1700 of them here, I agree.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Alex Ramirez
February 19, 2004
Una mirada sumamente interesante a ese mundo cerrado (y bastante sucio desde ciertas perspectivas) de autores en franca competencia, editores...
| Original Score: 4/5
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