Skip to main content


Based on 38 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( )
  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    The film never digs deep enough into the pressures on Glass from his family, his peers and himself to achieve psychological depth. But as an inside look into the hothouse of journalism, it's dynamite. show more

  • 75
    San Francisco Chronicle

    An impressively compelling film. show more

  • 88
    Mike Clark USA Today

    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 fake it in the Internet age. show more

  • 80
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    A smart, suspenseful drama, starring Hayden Christensen, that honors its own factual roots as no movie about journalists has done since "All the President's Men." show more

  • 63
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Fails on a couple of levels. It never really gives you a sense of the psychology, the root causes behind Glass' elaborate frauds... And since we don't know the why, the how becomes considerably less interesting. show more

  • 50
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    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 own canonization. show more

  • 70
    Michael Rechtshaffen The Hollywood Reporter

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

  • 100
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    All give heartfelt, unflashy performances that help make Shattered Glass one of the season's most thoughtful offerings. show more

  • 100
    Michael Sragow Baltimore Sun

    A moral, not a moralistic, movie. It's also a bracing aesthetic achievement, creating a fictional version of a factual case that illuminates as it entertains. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The movie is smart about journalism because it is smart about offices; the typical newsroom is open space filled with desks, and journalists are actors on this stage; to see a good writer on deadline with a big story is to watch not simply work but performance. show more

similar movies

  • Quiz Show (1994)

  • Catch Me if You Can (2002)

  • Philomena (2013)

  • Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)

  • Captain Phillips (2013)

Stay Connected with Moviefone

Download the Free App!

My Settings

You are currently subscribed as: {email}


Get the latest reviews, movie news, photos, and trailers sent straight to your inbox.

Weekly Newsletter

Daily alerts


You're not following any movies.

These are the movies you’re currently following.

    Update settings