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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    David SterrittChristian Science Monitor

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

  • 100
    Michael SragowBaltimore 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

  • 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

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

Similar Movies


In this lauded satire, veteran news anchorman Howard Beale (Peter Finch) discovers that he's being put out to pasture, and he's none too happy about it. After threatening to shoot himself on live tele...

Stream Online
Quiz Show
Quiz Show

Queens-born Herbie Stempel (John Turturro) becomes an unlikely hero after winning on America's beloved game show, "Twenty One." When the network decides to bring in a more telegenic contestant, the WA...

Stream Online
Catch Me if You Can
Catch Me if You Can

Frank Abagnale, Jr. (Leonardo DiCaprio) worked as a doctor, a lawyer, and as a co-pilot for a major airline -- all before his 18th birthday. A master of deception, he was also a brilliant forger, whos...

Stream Online


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