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Shattered Glass [DVD] [2004] [English] [Region 1]

  • PG-13
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • SHATTERED GLASS recounts the rise and fall of Stephen Glass, the real-life journalist who ruined his career by writing fictional articles for The New Republic magazine. The film, set in scandal-frenzied Washington D.C. at the end of the Clinton era, portrays Glass (Hayden Christensen) as a mild-mannered, precocious, and charismatic journalist whose successes quickly accrue. Glass is a darling to the magazine's staff and to the sources who feed his stories. But when Christopher Lane (Peter Sarsgaard), replaces editor Michael Kelly, Glass finds his work under much greater scrutiny. Glass's writing, in fact, has been fishy all along, and he is finally found out by an Internet-based media reporter (Steve Zahn) who does his own fact-checking, introducing the trope of what a good journalist can do. As more of the facts emerge, the film pits integrity, honesty, and trust against Glass and his desire to entertain. The film boasts a number of excellent performances from its youthful cast, and offers poignant commentary on the world of media.
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): LG1170D

  • Credits
    Hayden Christensen, Peter Sarsgaard, Hank Azaria, Chlo Sevigny, Chloe Sevigny, Melanie Lynskey, Steve Zahn, Rosario Dawson, Jamie Elman
  • Critic Reviews
    "...The most entertaining inside-journalism movie since ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN..."
    Premiere

    "...As an inside look into the hothouse of journalism, it's dynamite..."
    Rolling Stone

    "...A contemporary cautionary tale....Christensen's Glass is unnervingly persuasive..."
    Los Angeles Times

    "...The movie is a serious, well-observed examination of the practice of journalism....SHATTERED GLASS is good enough to be true..."
    New York Times

    "...Engrossing..."
    USA Today

    "...More than being a smart and accurate look at magazine journalism -- no small matter -- SHATTERED GLASS is also a compelling portrait of a psychosis at work..."
    Los Angeles Times

    "...Right from the start, Hayden Christensen is a revelation..."
    Entertainment Weekly

    "SHATTERED GLASS deserves comparison with ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN among movies about journalism."
    Chicago Sun-Times

    "[The] film, based on a true story, juxtaposes two fine performances..."
    Uncut

    "The film is based, solidly and persuasively, on fact....Billy Ray directed this terrific debut feature..."
    Wall Street Journal

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