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This fact-based film depicts the rise and fall of disgraced journalist Stephen Glass (Hayden Christensen), who was a staff writer at The New Republic and contributed stories to Rolling Stone and other magazines. Glass fabricated many of his stories, which led to his downfall. Steve Zahn plays the Forbes.com technology reporter who uncovered the truth about Glass's deception.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 166
- Fresh: 151
- Rotten: 15
- Average Rating: 7.7/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Smart about good vs. evil.
Fresh: Excels at the kind of straight-ahead storytelling that's both involving and satisfying.
Fresh: A good movie about a real-life problem journalist that unfortunately has almost nothing to do with journalism's real-life problems.
Fresh: A sober, wry and often riveting account of an infamous moment in journalism.
True story that pits a well liked, charismatic, manipulator and pathological liar (Stephen Glass) against a less flashy editor with unshakable integrity (Chuck Lane) Both Hayden Christensen (Glass) and Peter Sarsgaard (Lane) were excellent in their roles. I particularly liked Sarsgaard as his character reluctantly comes to understand his star reporter is an irredeemable fraud. No car chases or explosions in this one, but I thought it was well worth the $10
Hayden Christensen is pretty good as an aspiring writer Stephen Glass but I really think Peter Sarsgaard steals the film as Charles 'Chuck' Lane, the magazine's editor. The final scenes are fantastic. This fact based movie is beyong intense. The whole movie is a case study in likable people doing despicable things.
good to see Hayden 'acting'
Not a bad film allround, very enjoyable and it knew when to stop. No scene dragged on, well executed and edited and finally we get to see Hayden in a post starwars role that allows him the opportunity to act. Especially worth seeing for Hank Azaria, very likeable role. See it!