The Mask You Live In


The Mask You Live In (2015)



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This probing documentary shines a light on what it means to be male in American society, where the definition of masculinity can be extremely narrow. Director Jennifer Siebel Newsom suggests that by expecting our males to behave in very specific ways, we are not only harming our boys and men but also society at large.

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Critic Reviews for The Mask You Live In

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (1)

Reductive and sensationalistic correlations detract from the movie's salient points.

Feb 6, 2015 | Full Review…
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It overstates -- and over-stats -- its case, at times making that case as overly simplistic and over-determined as it argues American masculinity is.

Mar 30, 2017 | Full Review…

While not fully achieving its goals, The Mask You Live In presents enough thought-provoking material in a digestible manner to get people interested.

Dec 6, 2016 | Full Review…

Moving documentary examines what it means to be a man.

Jun 12, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The Mask You Live In is an important movie but it's not a "take your medicine" kind of important movie. Rather, it empowers a man to be the person he wants to be, not the one others are pressuring him to be.

Feb 3, 2015 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Mask You Live In

A well-made and impactful documentary about a very important subject.

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