Shattered Glass Synopsis
Journalist Stephen Glass (Hayden Christensen) fabricates stories.
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Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
All give heartfelt, unflashy performances that help make Shattered Glass one of the season's most thoughtful offerings.
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100

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Presents Glass as a masterfully corrupt fabulist who convinced himself of the ultimate seductive lie, which is that there can't be anything...
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88

USA Today

By Mike Clark
You get the sense that there's probably more to the story than you get here. But the movie's moral will soon be indelible: You just can't...
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80

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
A smart, suspenseful drama, starring Hayden Christensen, that honors its own factual roots as no movie about journalists has done since...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

An impressively compelling film.
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The film never digs deep enough into the pressures on Glass from his family, his peers and himself to achieve psychological depth. But as...
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75

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Shattered Glass, with its dumb title, is smart about good vs. evil. Incidentally, the good is Lane, who now works at The Washington Post...
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
Although the substance could have used more visual style, Ray tells an uncluttered story and draws strong performances from his actors.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Fails on a couple of levels. It never really gives you a sense of the psychology, the root causes behind Glass' elaborate frauds... And...
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50

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
It irks the ink out of me to see Lane exalted as a hero for doing what any responsible editor would do, then being paid to consult on his...
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Rated PG-13 | For Brief Drug Use, Sexual References and Language
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Common Sense Media says OK for kids 13+ Journalistic scandal story best for older teens.
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