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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[Mandelup] rushes from clip to clip, from sound bite to sound bite; the results are superficial and frustrating.
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.
Jawline works gently, slowly, presenting its subject and sub-culture with not just affection but sympathy, a sympathy very close to tenderness.
Jawline is something new, marking the moment that documentary becomes truly commensurate with teenage reality right now.
Jawline provides an evenhanded examination of celebrity and loneliness in the digital age.
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