Steve Jobs (2015)


Critic Consensus: Like the tech giant co-founded by its subject, Steve Jobs gathers brilliant people to deliver a product whose elegance belies the intricate complexities at its core.


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Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter.-- (C) Universal

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Kate Winslet
as Joanna Hoffman
Seth Rogen
as Steven Wozniak
Katherine Waterston
as Chrisann Brennan
Sarah Snook
as Andrea Cunningham
Jeff Daniels
as John Sculley
Michael Stuhlbarg
as Andy Hertzfeld
John Ortiz
as Joel Pforzheimer
Adam Shapiro
as Avie Tevanian
Perla Haney-Jardine
as Lisa Brennan (19)
Ripley Sobo
as Lisa Brennan (9)
Makenzie Moss
as Lisa Brennan (5)
Vanessa Ross
as Elizabeth Ramos
Steven Wiig
as Bill Martin
John Steen
as Mike Markkula
Stan Roth
as George Coates
Robert Anthony Peters
as Engineer with Diskette
Noreen Lee
as Airline Concierge
Gail Fenton
as Stage Manager (NeXT)
Karen Kahn
as Stage Manager (NeXT)
Rachel Caproni
as Stage Manager (NeXT)
Lily Tung Crystal
as Woman on P.A. (NeXT)
Damara Reilly
as Woman on P.A. (iMac)
Marika Casteel
as Woman on P.A.(iMac)
Chris Tomasso
as Straggler
Lora Oliver
as Andrea's Assistant
Colm O'Riain
as Violinist
Anita Bennett
as News Anchor
Greg Mills
as News Anchor
Melissa Etezadi
as News Anchor
Rick Chambers
as News Anchor
Sara Welch
as News Anchor
Emmett Miller
as News Anchor
Marc Istook
as News Anchor
Carlo Cecchetto
as News Anchor
Kristina Guerrero
as News Anchor
Bill Seward
as News Anchor
Mark Mester
as News Anchor
Derrin Horton
as News Anchor
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Critic Reviews for Steve Jobs

All Critics (294) | Top Critics (52)

A drama that is genuinely concerned with thinking and ideas relevant to the way we live now.

Nov 12, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

As original and risk-taking as its subject, "Steve Jobs" will make you think differently about an American icon.

Oct 22, 2015 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

A redemptive fable at once artful, elegant, and clean. But by stripping out any and all complications, the movie denies itself the opportunity for nuance and puts a ceiling on its own ambition.

Oct 17, 2015 | Full Review…

Thanks to Fassbender's revelatory performance, Jobs comes across as a captivating monster, a dictator in a black turtleneck who is impossible to ignore.

Oct 16, 2015 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

It entertains and enlightens, and it's bang on in showing how great ideas are born not through compromise but through vision and determination.

Oct 16, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

The acting is unarguably, uniformly strong.

Oct 16, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Steve Jobs


Interesting take to concentrate on the last minutes and conversations Jobs had before his three biggest launch presentations in 84, 88 and 98. It helps to have some basic knowledge of his career and products at the time, because there is not much explaining offered here. Of course a film relying entirely on characters talking has to have a killer script, and it does. The writing is fantastic, and the acting just as exceptional. That makes for a so much more entertaining film than expected, albeit a limited one in his portrayal of the controversial figure. There are plenty of reasons to assume many of those conversations actually happened, but can we assume we know the full picture? Still, very powerful and rewarding.

Jens S.
Jens S.

Super Reviewer

An intelligent and well-acted character study that avoids being another full-life biopic about Steve Jobs and does instead a remarkable job to flesh out his personality through three public events in his life and a few flashbacks - which, in turn, suffer a bit from some clumsy editing.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

Michael Fassbender offers a remarkable performance in this rapid and complex biopic. Steve Jobs' fascinating direction and perplexing narrative conjures up a solid perspective on a visionary figure and path. 4/5

Eugene Bernabe
Eugene Bernabe

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Quite likely, the most boring film I have seen in years. Good acting, but sub-par script with poor lighting, sound, editing and cinematography.

Christian C
Christian C

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