Shattered Glass (2003)
Front Cover Actor
Hayden Christensen Stephen Glass
Chloƫ Sevigny Caitlin
Steve Zahn Adam L. Penenberg
Peter Sarsgaard Chuck Lane
Melanie Lynskey Amy Brand
Hank Azaria Michael Kelly
Rosario Dawson Andie Fox
Cas Anvar Kambiz Faroohar
Ted Kotcheff Marty Peretz
Mark Blum Lewis Estridge
Movie Details
Director Billy Ray
Studio Lions Gate Films; Lions Gate
Language English
Audience Rating PG-13
Running Time 1 hr 35 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
Shattered Glass is the best film about journalism since All the President's Men. If that seems like lofty praise, consider this: In telling the true story of fallen journalist and pathological liar Stephen Glass, writer-director Billy Ray had to thoroughly and believably demonstrate how Glass--played in a pitch-perfect performance by Hayden Christensen--could single-handedly betray the trust of vigilant editors, writers, fact-checkers, and copyeditors while he falsified numerous highly praised articles as a hot, seemingly gifted reporter for The New Republic magazine in the late 1990s. Making an assured directorial debut, Ray brilliantly explores the delicate office politics that allowed for Glass's ongoing deception, which was diligently exposed by a reporter (Steve Zahn) from Forbes Online Tool, thus toppling Glass's tower of lies and setting a noble precedent for online journalism. From Glass's ingratiating psychopathology to the anguish of TNR's then-unpopular editor (Peter Sarsgaard) as he discovers the extent of Glass's wrongdoing, Shattered Glass is a riveting, perfectly cast study of ambition gone sour, countered by the nobility of respectable journalists in the wake of a worst-case scenario. --Jeff Shannon
Personal Details
My Rating
Seen It Yes
Viewing Date 3/24/04
Seen Where Home
Index 1168
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 3/23/04
Purchase Price $20.00
Store Best Buy
Owner JC
Links IMDB
Amazon US
Folder 010
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 2.35:1
UPC 031398117049
Chapters
Release Date 2004
Subtitles English; Spanish
Audio Tracks English Dolby Digital 5.1
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1