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Jawline (2019)



Critic Consensus: Jawline uses one man's bid for online stardom to offer a compassionate, clear-eyed view of the risks and seductive allure of social media.

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The film follows 16-year-old Austyn Tester, a rising star in the live-broadcast ecosystem who built his following on wide-eyed optimism and teen girl lust, as he tries to escape a dead-end life in rural Tennessee.


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All Critics (26) | Top Critics (9)

[Mandelup] rushes from clip to clip, from sound bite to sound bite; the results are superficial and frustrating.

August 26, 2019 | Full Review…

Offers a surprisingly compassionate look not just at one rural Tennessee kid's bid for virtual stardom, but also at the digital celebrity-industrial complex that perpetuates itself by dehumanizing people into content-generating commodities.

August 23, 2019 | Full Review…

Jawline works gently, slowly, presenting its subject and sub-culture with not just affection but sympathy, a sympathy very close to tenderness.

August 23, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Jawline is something new, marking the moment that documentary becomes truly commensurate with teenage reality right now.

August 23, 2019 | Full Review…

Jawline provides an evenhanded examination of celebrity and loneliness in the digital age.

August 22, 2019 | Full Review…

No movie this year has made a more powerful argument for unplugging than "Jawline," a disturbing, darkly hilarious documentary on live-broadcasting influencers.

August 22, 2019 | Full Review…

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