• Shattered Glass (2003)

Shattered Glass

Release Date: November 14th, 2003

DVD Release Date: March 23rd, 2004

PG-13 |1 hr 35 min

Plot Summary

Young hotshot journalist Stephen Glass (Hayden Christensen) puts on a good show for his adoring editor, Michael Kelly (Hank Azaria), but admits deep insecurities to his fellow writer, Caitlin Avey (Chloë Sevigny). When Glass begins turning in outrageous stories, his popularity skyrockets, but rival journalist Charles Lane (Peter Sarsgaard) becomes suspicious as to their factual accuracy, and eventually discovers that Glass has been fabricating many of his sources.

Cast: Hayden Christensen, Peter Sarsgaard, Chloë Sevigny, Rosario Dawson, Melanie Lynskey, Steve Zahn, Hank Azaria, Cas Anvar

Director: Billy Ray

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Lionsgate Films, Baumgarten Merims Productions, Cruise-Wagner Productions

Distributors: Lionsgate Films

Keywords: Office, Deception, Underdog, Fall, Rise, 1990s, Love interest

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Michael RechtshaffenThe 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

  • 80
    Joe MorgensternWall 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."

  • 63
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia 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

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Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture