Jobs is a 2013 American biographical drama film based on the life of Steve Jobs, from 1974 while a student at Reed College to the introduction of the iPod in 2001. It is directed by Joshua Michael Stern, written by Matt Whiteley, and produced by Mark Hulme. Jobs also has two cinematographers: Russell Carpenter for scenes shot in the United States and Aseem Bajaj for scenes shot in India. Steve Jobs is portrayed by Ashton Kutcher, with Josh Gad as Apple Computer's co-founder Steve Wozniak.Wikipedia
Steve Jobs deserved a 360-degree portrait. You won't find that here. I'm going with two out of five for 'Jobs'. Kutcher is earnest. But the film is a snore.
Steve Jobs was brilliant, mercurial, arrogant, petty and manipulative. In short, everything you need for a great drama. Instead what director Joshua Michael Stern and writer Matt Whiteley give us is a comatose narrative filled with clunky dialogues that traces Jobs’ journey from his start-up days in a garage to Apple becoming the most valuable company in the world.
Neither great nor ghastly, the warts and all account of the titular titan, merits a viewing.
The film also conveniently overlooks the details of Steve Jobs’ life and miserably fails to represent him as a complete person. Had he still been around, Jobs certainly wouldn’t have approved of Jobs.
Jobs is an ambitious but an incomplete effort. It's 'not bad' but that's certainly not what Steve Jobs stood for.
Jobs feels like a dinner date where the person picks up your tab and leaves before you get through the soup! We wish there was more candour and less trickery in this biopic.
Jobs is an average film, that has nothing extraordinary about it besides the name tag of Steve Jobs. With a scantily detailed screenplay which tells a detached story of a charismatic tech giant, this film lacks sharpness, wit and edge-of-the-seat quality. Lacking a crisp storytelling, Steve Jobs who fostered perfection wouldn’t be happy with this film! I am settling for a 2/5 for it.
The results are mixed. I was not bored while watching, in fact it kept me interested, but in the end the pay off wasn’t quite exciting.
There’s nothing really more to say about the film, apart from its sheer ineptness oozing though every agonizing second of its excruciatingly long two plus hour runtime. Pointing out each of its flaws would mean typing out a 1000 page document in bold Goudy Stout and thanking Jobs for paying attention to calligraphy and being adamant about including fonts in the word processor.
So imagine the disappointment of watching Jobs and realising a film about Steve Jobs doesn’t really bother with aesthetics, logic or storytelling. The music is forgettable, the cinematography is unimaginative and there are no insights into what made Jobs one of the most influential men of our times.
The entire movie fails to impress. It is at most a fluff piece made to glorify Steve Jobs, which it does badly. We think you might want to wait till the movie comes out on TV. But while you wait, try and get your hands on Pirates of Silicon Valley instead. It is still a good watch and portrays the characters in a much better way.