Reviews

Shattered Glass

4

The phrase `based on a true story' rings hollow in this gripping study of Stephen Glass, the hotshot journo whose career imploded when it emerged that half the pieces he wrote for the prestigious New Republic magazine were riddled with porkies. It's boosted by terrific performances from Hayden Christensen as the fraudulent hack, who carries off a credible portrayal, and Peter Sarsgaard as his editor Chuck Lane. A real-life tale of lies and deceit that still champions journalistic ethics and those few people who still think such quaint notions are something worth fighting for.

 

Film Details

  • 12A
  • UK Theatrical Release Date: September 17th 2004