Jobs Reviews

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Rick Kisonak
Film Threat
August 26, 2013
The picture's most significant problem is simply that it's pointlessly truncated. It's the truth, just not the whole truth. Stern and Whiteley's is a story about big business when it should've been a story about big ideas.
Simon Miraudo
Quickflix
August 25, 2013
It's not at all flattering, yet it still adheres to the most tired elements of similar projects that have come before it. jOBS is the Apple III of biopics.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews
August 23, 2013
not a perfect film, but it is a good and worthwhile one, distilling the essence of its eponymous subject and his times
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Corey Hall
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
August 23, 2013
The suits never understood him, but I don't think ham-fisted director Joshua Michael Stern knows all that much about his subject either...
Full Review | Original Score: C
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
August 23, 2013
Essentially a pretty standard "captains of industry" drama.
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
August 23, 2013
Jobs' remarkable life and persistently prickly personality are simply too complicated and his roller-coaster ride to the top of the personal-computing business is simply too crammed with improbable side trips and switchbacks to distill into 128 minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Alice Tynan
Limelight
August 22, 2013
There is just about enough to entertain, but Stern's paint-by-numbers approach does little to celebrate Jobs' most famous injunction to "Think Different".
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tyler Chase
Paste Magazine
August 22, 2013
For a film so slavish to glorifying the history of Apple, it doesn't do the memory of Jobs many favors.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
August 22, 2013
A serviceable little amuse-bouche [which] trades readily on the tremendous native interest that attaches itself to and drives this story, given the significant role Apple products play in so many modern lives.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Zeba Blay
Digital Spy
August 21, 2013
Seeing these seminal moments recreated onscreen is certainly entertaining, but the filmmakers at times rely a little to heavily on an all too reverent approach to Jobs the man.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Robert Denerstein
Movie Habit
August 21, 2013
Kutcher isn't bad, but this bio-pic doesn't dig deep
Fred Topel
CraveOnline
August 19, 2013
Jobs creates a powerful narrative in Steve Jobs' life and conveys the profound value of innovation, including the cost of such a drive.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
August 18, 2013
...it's ultimately difficult to understate the movie's colossal failure as both a biopic and a piece of entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Tony Medley
Tolucan Times
August 18, 2013
Highlighted by Kutcher's compelling performance, this captures Jobs' mercurial, irritating personality, marching to his own beat.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Ben Kendrick
ScreenRant
August 17, 2013
A passionate attempt, Jobs ultimately lacks the polish and 'greatness' that Steve Jobs routinely aimed to deliver in his own products.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate
August 17, 2013
Superficial and unsatisfying...
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
August 17, 2013
The filmmakers make an honest effort to show the life of Steve Jobs. A script by a more matured scribe could have helped "Jobs" reach its potential.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
August 17, 2013
Jobs may have never settled for mediocrity, but the makers of this movie did.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Willie Waffle
WaffleMovies.com
August 16, 2013
Along the way, we learn Steve Jobs was a jerk (A really big jerk! A really big jerky jerk-faced jerk!).
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Dana Stevens
Slate
August 16, 2013
It's a film whose plea to the audience resembles Jobs' appeal to the crowd in that iPod-unveiling scene: "Believe this is important and exciting," it asks, "because I say so."
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