Jobs (2013)

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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 Site

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
Runtime:
Open Road Films - Official Site

Cast


as Steve Jobs

as Steve Wozniak

as John Sculley

as Arthur Rock

as Rod Holt

as Chris-Ann Brennan

as Bill Fernandez

as Paul Jobs

as Gil Amelio

as Jack Dudman

as Bill Atkinson

as Chris Espinosa

as Andy Hertzfeld

as Mike Markkula

as Daniel Kottke

as Burrell Smith

as Jef Raskin

as Paul Terrell

as Jonathan Ive

as Ed Woolard

as Gareth Chang

as Al Alcorn

as Ken Tanaka

as Laurene Jobs

as Lisa Jobs

as Reed Jobs

as Apple Designer #1

as Student At Lounge

as Computer Professor

as Calligraphy Professo...

as Homebrew Attendee

as Francis

as Jobs Secretary

as Jobs Attorney

as Financial Expert

as Apple Receptionist

as Board Member #1

as Apple Engineer

as Zen Roshi

as 1980 News Caster

as Girl In Bedroom Esta...
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Critic Reviews for Jobs

All Critics (120) | Top Critics (36)

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
sbs.com.au

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
CinemaBlend.com

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

Ashton Kutcher IS Steve Jobs. You have to give Kutcher credit: He studied his character. That he successfully completed his homework is evidenced in 'Jobs,' a biopic of Apple Inc.'s late genius.

Full Review… | September 28, 2013
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

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.

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Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

½

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.

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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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