Steve Jobs

2015

Action / Biography / Drama / History

66
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 86%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 77%
IMDb Rating 7.2 10 131906

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Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs
Kate Winslet as Joanna Hoffman
Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak
Sarah Snook as Andrea Cunningham
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by DareDevilKid 7 / 10

A Job Partially Well Done

Reviewed by: Dare Devil Kid (DDK)

Rating: 3.5/5 stars

Though it'll undoubtedly have a more profound effect on those with a deeper knowledge of Apple's history or who share a fervent relationship with every product the company launches, "Steve Jobs" is nonetheless an affecting piece of cinema that boldly chooses a stark portrayal of the tech giant's late CEO without ever veering into the degradation or canonization of its eponymous subject. Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, "Steve Jobs" takes us behind the scenes of Apple's digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of its cofounder.

Aaron Sorkin's screenplay and Danny Boyle's Direction offers a Steve Jobs profile that doesn't idolize or criticize him, providing us valuable insight to the man's life and other important individuals who impacted it. But that insight feels incomplete and unrefined at various points in the film, because Sorkin's (usually impeccable) writing keeps treading into theatrical, garrulous, and, dare I say, even self-indulgent territory to metamorphose into a truly involving experience.

Michael Fassbender and Kate Winslet create all the drama, intensity, conflict, and dynamism required to propel Aaron Sorkin's minimalist screenplay into grander terrain, but the film is simultaneously inspiring and frustrating, much like the individual it's based on. In particular, Fassbender's performance is a striking accomplishment of restraint merged seamlessly with command, as he portrays Jobs as a charming, amiable, and engrossing person in one scene, and a conflicted, revolting, contemptuous monster in the next. With due respect to all the other Oscar nominees this year, Fassbender deserves adulation for getting through stanzas of intricate, chatty dialogue alone. And, though, the movie never matches the caliber of its leading man's sublime performance, it's nevertheless, as mentioned earlier, inspiring and frustrating at the same time. Perhaps, more inspiring than it is frustrating, and that's still a pretty good thing.

Reviewed by calvinnme 9 / 10

an abstract portrait of the man..

... in that you can argue about almost every stroke in the painting, yet when you stand back a few feet from the work, you realize that this is a more accurate portrayal of Steve Jobs than any photograph could be.

For example, Michael Fassbender looks nothing like Steve Jobs did at any point in his adult life, sounds nothing like Steve Jobs did. Yet, by the end of the film you feel that you are looking right at the man. Why? Because every incident portrayed sounds EXACTLY like something Steve Jobs would have done or said even if the entire incident never happened.

Kate Winsett gave an Oscar worthy performance as Joanna Hoffman, Jobs' marketing expertise and confidante, if he had any confidante at all. She acts as his conscience, his anchor, yet she actually wasn't there for a third of the film. Hoffmann retired before Jobs went back to Apple. As for Seth Rogan as Steve Wosniak, what can I say. He blew me away as he stood toe to toe with Fassbender in a show down that took my breath away with its intensity, and he stole the entire scene from Fassbender, proving he is much more than just the comic relief of Judd Apatow films.

Jeff Daniels as the conventional CEO John Sculley, recruited by Jobs to deal with a most unconventional visionary in a pioneering industry, absolutely nails the part. The scene towards the middle of the film where Sculley and Jobs have it out is a work of art in itself of dialogue, editing, and acting, and the time shifting between the present and various pasts of their relationship is expertly done.

As for the plot? It takes place entirely at three product launches - the Mac in 1984, the NeXT computer in 1988, and the iMac in 1998, and the central theme is Jobs' relationship with his daughter Lisa, the paternity of whom he did not come to terms with for years. Of course, if Jobs had even one product launch like the ones in the film with everybody he's ever known approaching and reproaching him, Jobs would have had security like the secret service at every launch afterwards.

So don't approach this like a documentary, instead approach it like the art it was meant to be and I think you'll enjoy it greatly. And regardless of what others say, I think it gives the most humane portrayal of Jobs I've seen on film. Strongly recommended.

Reviewed by amheretojudge 9 / 10

it is not binary..

Steve Jobs

How many biographies are made nowadays? And how many of them gets it right? This is not one of those, this is a movie that limelight's the part of this genre which was untouched over the years. The movie is depicted with such a grace that it is inhuman to not break down in the end of it which is quite surprising considering its genre. Steve Jobs is not just a good movie that came across this year, it was written, acted and executed out so perfectly to find a lose thread in there that is editable. Danny Boyle sets the bar of the biographies to a new place where it seems almost impossible to even touch it let along surpass it for the premise is way too interesting to not invest in it and above all; his execution, each and every detail hits the perfect note. Aaron's writing behind the screen is completely visible and it stands alone in its own tone and environment and is still palpable to not only survive but triumph over it. Michael Fassbender as the protagonist is the most human any actor can ever be and along with a great support cast like Kate, Seth, Katherine and Jeff, Danny creates more from it than it was aspired or even dared too. Steve Jobs is filled with compelling arguments, rigorous emotions, eerie perspective, stellar performances, fast paced sequences and perfectly edited feature that even though being a talkative natured script for 2 complete hours won't let you wander your eyes away from the screen.

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