The extraordinary story of Steve Jobs, the original innovator and ground-breaking entrepreneur who let nothing stand in the way of greatness. The film tells the epic and turbulent story of Jobs as he blazed a trail that changed technology — and the world – forever.
The movie is more or less historically accurate. It does take some cinematic liberties though. The movie captures Steve Jobs life from his being a student to his launching the iPod. There is quite a bit of backstabbing in the movie. Steve Jobs back stabs some of his friends and he gets back stabbed and has to leave Apple but then he comes back and back stabs others.
The movie captures Steve Jobs passion or obsession with a product very well. The way he succeeds initially seems a bit fantasy like or too easy though. The movie should have focused more on his life when he had to leave Apple and shown the transformation that he went through but the movie completely skips it. The movie should have also carried on for a bit longer after his comeback to Apple.
Ashton Kutcher is excellent as Steve Jobs. He totally nails the part whether be his look, walk, mannerisms or his passion/obsession with a product or his temper or the cold manner in which he treats friends and family. Dermot Mulroney is good as Mike Markkula. Josh Gad is good as Steve Wozniak. Lukas Haas is good as Daniel Kottke. Matthew Modine is good as John Sculley. J.K. Simmons looked bad as Arthur Rock with a wig.
The movie is worth a watch mainly due to Ashton Kutcher’s performance. It could have been a great movie if the movie had focused a bit more on the transformation part and his comeback. Its still a decent movie.Tags: Ashton Kutcher Exclusive J.K. Simmons Jobs Member Reviews Movies You Watched This Month Reviews