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Shattered Glass
Genre: Drama

Reviewed In Issue 83 (Apr 2004) Of Widescreen Review®

Hayden Christensen, Peter Sarsgaard, Chlo

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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Special Features
Special features include audio commentary with director Billy Ray and Chuck Lane and a 13-minute segment from 60 Minutes about Stephen Glass

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Lionsgate Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): LG1170D
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

Language, sexual references and brief drug use
(Retail Price): $26.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 93
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2003
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 03/23/04
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Billy Ray
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Based on true events and the Vanity Fair article written by H.G. Bissinger, "Shattered Glass" tells the story of Stephen Glass (Christensen), the celebrated young writer and master fabricator who misled his editors at The New Republic magazine in the late-90s. Just out of college, Glass finds himself a contributing writer for the likes of Rolling Stone and George magazines when he becomes an associate editor at The New Republic. When Glass

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD picture can exhibit satisfying sharpness, though finer details are often lacking. Some scenes are actually rather blurry or appear smeared. The color palette exhibits nice balance, with accurate fleshtones, and generally deep blacks. The source element is revealing of some dirt at times. Contrast can seem a bit low, but shadow delineation is acceptable. Occasional edge halos are noticed, and a digital appearance is contributed by pixelization. (Suzanne Hodges)

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