(2,094)6.02 h 8 min2013X-RayPG-13
Steve Jobs is featured in a story of dedication, determination and drive.
Joshua Michael Stern
Ashton KutcherDermot MulroneyJames Woods
English [CC]
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Matthew ModineJosh GadJ.K. SimmonsAmanda Crew
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TimmyReviewed in the United States on June 9, 2019
3.0 out of 5 stars
Great actors but conveniently forgot who jobs was
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Ashton did a great job at portraying steve jobs, and the supporting characters also did a great job. But did a pretty poor job at being 'historically accurate'.

It was conveniently left out how Steve would make his engineers work 48+ hours straight, and that he made half the company rival the other half while favoring the macintosh side while treating the apple 2 side terribly. It made most of the characters who quit look like they quit for no reason, when in reality they were being treated horribly.
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M. LaneReviewed in the United States on July 22, 2016
4.0 out of 5 stars
Worth watching
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I had heard bad things but I enjoyed it anyway. It's certainly true that the characters stray far from the real life people, except for Jobs who they made some effort to portray accurately. However, this isn't a documentary, its somewhere between an honest recreation of a story and "this story loosely based on...". Watching it with that understanding, I enjoyed it, I was a little off put by Ashton Kutcher in the opening scene but within a few minutes he was portraying the young Jobs and I forgot about the actor and got into the character. By the end I thought he did a very good job with the role. The supporting cast was mostly good as well, I especially liked the character of Mike Markkula, of whom I had never heard in real life. This was a fun movie, and good enough to leave me wanting more. I kind of wanted to see the process of Apple's return with greater and greater products. Another movie for another day.
12 people found this helpful
Stack⠀OverflowReviewed in the United States on March 2, 2016
3.0 out of 5 stars
with regards to fleshing out the deeper aspects of Jobs like the intensely private part of him mentioned by his ...
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The highlight of this movie for me is Ashton Kutcher's portrayal of jobs. He has Jobs' mannerisms down to a tee. I never was a fan of The 70's Show -- never cared for it, never watched it -- hence I didn't have to contend with the hang up so many people have with getting past what appears to be an inextricable association of Kutcher with his character Kelso from The 70's Show.

I feel the movie falls short, however, with regards to fleshing out the deeper aspects of Jobs like the intensely private part of him mentioned by his appointed biographer Walter Issacson. (Incidentally, I highly recommend Issacson's biography of [[ASIN:1501127624 Jobs]].) There were definitely a couple of very memorable scenes in which Jobs had full-on anger outbursts -- a side of him that was veiled from the public at large. But beyond those memorable scenes, the movie lacks punch. Its storyline simply feels superficial.
5 people found this helpful
MangavideoReviewed in the United States on October 19, 2014
3.0 out of 5 stars
Ok if your not an Apple/Jobs aficionado, boring if you are
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Having read the excellent biography Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson, I was anticipating some scenes that never materialized. Glaring omissions include:

Bill Gates visiting Apple HQ shortly after MS announced Windows and Jobs exploding on him, in person, in fact, Gates was not portrayed in the movie at all which is odd for the one Titan who paralleled Jobs rise in the tech industry being sorta Batman to Jobs's Joker.

Jobs dedication to Buddha and meditation which shaped his infatuation for aesthetics.

Jobs obsession with collecting records and recordings from Dylan, Beatles, etc

These are a few examples but the point is, though Kutcher did an admiral service in the role, and even distilling a movie down to the most significant aspects and occurrences of his life, it is impossible to cram all of the complexities of Jobs's life within 120 Minutes. It would be much better to have done a 3-5 episode TV mini-series (keeping Kutcher in the Role) as the early part of Steve's life prior to Apple going public could have easily filled 120min alone
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M. ChomerReviewed in the United States on July 10, 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
Actually not too bad...
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The first time I watched this, I did not like it. Though Ashton Kucher looks almost exactly like Steve Jobs did (at least at an earlier age) I was not blown away. After watching the much-more hyped "Steve Jobs" I re-watched and I actually like this one better. I can actually believe he is Steve Jobs (because of the looks at the story line)--I never thought Michael Fassbender was Steve Jobs. Of course, neither holds a candle to the depiction in "Pirates of Silicon Valley."
sw09Reviewed in the United States on February 19, 2015
3.0 out of 5 stars
Good But a Bit Jumpy
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(1) Ashton Kutcher did a great job portraying Steve Jobs. He was a big reason I liked the movie. Well, him and Josh Gad who portrayed Steve Wozniak - probably my favorite character in the film.
(2) The supporting characters and background story lines were either well fleshed out or minimally acknowledged without much in between, which tended to leave me with unanswered questions. Considering the amount of material there was to cover and the seeming complexity of Jobs as a person, the movie just couldn't cover it all. The movie primarily focused on the business (Apple) side of Jobs' life but, given the overall message/story the movie was going for, pieces of Jobs' personal life did have to be pulled in from time to time. These pieces had to be quick but sufficient enough to make the point they were trying to make. The efforts to pull that off were good but ended up making the movie feel a bit jumpy.

Overall, I enjoyed the movie. The actors did a good job with it, I learned some new things, and I was entertained. I'm not sure I would watch it again but it's worth watching once if you're interested in learning about Steve Jobs.
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JackReviewed in the United States on January 17, 2014
4.0 out of 5 stars
JOBS is better than the critics
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Jobs overall as a movie is better than the critics. It may not be perfect, but overall in my view it was interesting to watch it. Ashton Kutcher did a great job as Steve Jobs. From all the critical criticisms I thought maybe JOBS was going to make me dislike him and Apple, but it did not. Especially, the beginning and ending is sort of inspiring to fellow entrepreneurs and dreamers to always keep innovating. It would have been enlightening to have seen some more of the deeper details and reasons for some things such as why he had such a drive. JOBS was mostly an overview of early Apple, so this would have been a good part 1, although there probably won't be a part 2 of this JOBS, thus four stars. It could have included more from scene one in 2001 until 2011 at the end of JOBS, and it did not. Now I'm going to read a book on Jony Ive to see if there's some more details in there on the innovation of all the Apple iProducts. It's not a cheerful movie, as it's slightly dark and intense due to his being driven, with some inspiration here and there. The people who liked his Stanford commencement speech and use iDevices are glad Jobs did not listen to the critics and stop having innovative ideas. I'm glad I did not listen to the critics and watched JOBS.
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MICHAEL J.Reviewed in the United States on June 10, 2014
2.0 out of 5 stars
Fun for the Jobs congregation
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I am always prepared for the worst when seeing "historical" motion pictures, as the film makers always have a vision or agenda that sacrifices actual historical content. This is a good example. The main takeaway was successful, Steve Jobs was a complex, driven, and not altogether easy person to deal with. Ashton Kutcher did well in this role, better than I thought was likely. However, this one was clearly a Jobs worship movie, that made too little of the rest of the technological contributions that made personal computer development possible. The Apple II and macintosh were great contributions that involved some good original thinking, but stood on the shoulders of developments made by Ed Roberts (MITS-Altair), Pre and early Microsoft (Gates and Allen), IBM, people at Xerox who were eventually pulled into the Apple fold.etc. And too little was made of Wozniaks great design work. Always frustrating to watch bad history - does it somehow cheapen the story to tell it right? But the film makers wanted more of a worship movie than a telling of history, so enjoy that for what it is. Definitely worth the rent, and it is a good message about how eccentric personalities are really necessary in shaping a future no-one else would gamble on. Jobs passing left a huge vacuum in the world of technology, so we will miss him, and wonder how things will evolve from here.
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