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Jobs (2013)



Critic Consensus: An ambitious but skin-deep portrait of an influential, complex figure, Jobs often has the feel of an over-sentimentalized made-for-TV biopic.

Movie Info

It only takes one person to start a revolution. 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. (c) Official Sitemore
Rating: PG-13 (for some drug content and brief strong language)
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Matt Whiteley
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 26, 2013
Box Office: $16.1M
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Ashton Kutcher
as Steve Jobs
Josh Gad
as Steve Wozniak
Matthew Modine
as John Sculley
J.K. Simmons
as Arthur Rock
Ron Eldard
as Rod Holt
Ahna O'Reilly
as Chris-Ann Brennan
Victor Rasuk
as Bill Fernandez
John Getz
as Paul Jobs
Kevin Dunn
as Gil Amelio
James Woods
as Jack Dudman
Nelson Franklin
as Bill Atkinson
Eddie Hassell
as Chris Espinosa
Elden Henson
as Andy Hertzfeld
Dermot Mulroney
as Mike Markkula
Lukas Haas
as Daniel Kottke
Lenny Jacobson
as Burrell Smith
Brett Gelman
as Jef Raskin
Brad William Henke
as Paul Terrell
Giles Matthey
as Jonathan Ive
Robert Pine
as Ed Woolard
Clint Jung
as Gareth Chang
David Denman
as Al Alcorn
Masi Oka
as Ken Tanaka
Abby Brammell
as Laurene Jobs
Annika Bertea
as Lisa Jobs
Paul Baretto
as Reed Jobs
Samm Levine
as Apple Designer #1
Cody Chappel
as Student At Lounge
Joel Murray
as Computer Professor
William Mapother
as Calligraphy Professo...
Scott Krinsky
as Homebrew Attendee
Evan Helmuth
as Francis
Laura Niemi
as Jobs Secretary
Jim Turner
as Jobs Attorney
Clayton Rohner
as Financial Expert
Rachel Rosenstein
as Apple Receptionist
Christopher Curry
as Board Member #1
Dan Shaked
as Apple Engineer
Duncan Bravo
as Zen Roshi
Kent Shocknek
as 1980 News Caster
Olivia Johnson
as Girl In Bedroom Esta...
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Critic Reviews for Jobs

All Critics (121) | Top Critics (36)

The critics screwed up on this. It is a much better film than its rating here. Take that from someone who worked in IT for 44 years and who knows the difference between "fresh" and "rotten".

Full Review… | August 28, 2015

The movie is littered with small details of lore that should make Apple fanatics happy.

Full Review… | January 22, 2014
The Verge

A noble but unworthy effort that will likely disappoint viewers looking for a thoughtful look into the technological genius.

Full Review… | December 23, 2013
Big Hollywood

Matt Whiteley's clumsy script attempts to sync Jobs' personal story with the corporate history of his brand but as any affirmed Android/PC users will gladly tell you, syncing with Apple can be problematic at the best of times.

Full Review… | December 17, 2013

This movie would be exponentially better if it were called Twenty-Something Jobs or Jobs, Woz And The First 2 Apples.

Full Review… | October 3, 2013

Ashton Kutcher does a very fine job as Jobs, portraying him less as a technological wizard and more as a business visionary who realised his out-of-the-box ideas by surrounding himself with people who were admittedly more talented than he was.

Full Review… | September 29, 2013

Audience Reviews for Jobs

Actually, kind of dull. I was interested to see this one, but I found it patchy and not detailed enough. Particularly in his personal life it jumps around an awful lot.
Ashton does an okay job. I'm not his biggest fan, but he pulls it off, particularly in his later years, would actually not have recognized him. He manages to tone the ham right down, thankfully.
It's an okay movie. One to watch once and forget about.

Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer


This is quite possibly the most pretentious, and yet most likely truthful, depiction of Steve Jobs. There's definitely a rushed quality to the entire production, since this film came out shortly after Jobs' death, but it still feels like a legitimate bio-pic. Still, its lack of vision shows in its lame performances. The beginning of the film shows a mellow, advantageous Jobs, who doesn't wear shoes and is offered rainbow colored tabs of acid in a country field where he watches the stars. He's a sullen genius who won't get a college degree and yet hangs around Reed College, learning calligraphy and philosophy, which of course makes him a hipster's dream date. As the story speeds along, this sweet faced portrayal morphs, and we meet the contentious Jobs: the obsessive man who used everyone who loved him in order to climb the ladder and become the huge prick he would eventually become. He doesn't give any respect to Apple's founding members, he doesn't acknowledge his daughter, and he acts like everyone around him are idiots. To the movie's credit, that is not the afterglow portrayal of the wunderkind Steve Jobs that everyone was expecting. Though there is that negative view, he is also shown as a genius, smarter than everyone around him, including his own staff. He is also shown to be smarter than his entire board, who only seem to want to make money rather than follow their delusional founder down the rabbit hole. The beginning, which should have been the end, is a flash forward to the Jobs we know now. In the end, we still haven't gotten to that point, and so we end with this ham-fisted version of Jobs, who only seems to care about himself even after a film that tries to show he changed. Though I give applause for the way things were handled, the film was still structured poorly, and everything about this production was pure ham.

Spencer S.

Super Reviewer

At some levels, it works and would have worked, but it fails in the certain cliches that befall too many contemporary, commercialized films. To read the book is better.

Adriel Lim
Adriel Lim

Super Reviewer

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