Shattered Glass Reviews

December 14, 2017
Being a film about fibs, it is desperate not to tell any. Big mistake.
May 13, 2005
May 13, 2004
Lacks the journalistic killer instinct that could have elevated it above the well-executed but slightly sanctimonious, made-for-TV feel
March 27, 2004
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.
February 2, 2004
December 8, 2003
Insanely undercuts exactly the characters we're most curious about, [and] scrupulously avoids the questions that are most pressing within the material.
December 2, 2003
November 30, 2003
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.
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.
November 13, 2003
A study in moviemaking that doesn't resonate beyond its subject matter.
November 12, 2003
A fascinating story, with enough dramaturgical potential to make a rock take notice. Unfortunately, Shattered Glass is an ignorant rock unto itself.
November 6, 2003
A film that strikes me as too slick and self-satisfied by half, like its preppie, suck-up hero.
November 1, 2003
Next to the subsequent Jayson Blair debacle at The New York Times, the Glass affair is about as scandalous as a condom found in the parking lot at a National Youth Christian Leadership Conference.
October 28, 2003
Like its subject, the movie is self-important yet insipid.