Steve Jobs

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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


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 (306) | Top Critics (56) | Fresh (263) | Rotten (43)

  • Sometimes Fassbender's face is rigid with tension. Elsewhere he's loosey goosey. What's uncanny is that despite no prosthetics being used he never looks like himself.

    Nov 16, 2015 | Rating: 4/5
  • 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…
  • Steve Jobs is scuppered by its repetitive nature, with Sorkin's overly verbose dialogue and Boyle's proclivity for on-the-nose visual statements sorely testing the patience, even if one is prepared for them.

    Nov 11, 2015 | Rating: 2/5 | 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…
  • Kate Winslet contributes a fine performance as his battered "work-wife" Joanna Hoffman and, as Jobs, hateful but undeniable, Michael Fassbender is terrific, much better than as Macbeth, an Oscar-contender for sure.

    Oct 20, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • A hyper-charismatic performance from Michael Fassbender combines with whip-cracking dialogue from Aaron Sorkin in Steve Jobs.

    Oct 20, 2015 | Rating: 4/5

    Kate Muir

    Times (UK)
    Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Steve Jobs

  • Oct 03, 2017
    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 Super Reviewer
  • Sep 27, 2016
    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 B Super Reviewer
  • Aug 02, 2016
    Anthony L Super Reviewer
  • Jul 06, 2016
    While it rightly deserves to be praised for the performance Michael Fassbender (most notably) and company put in over the course of two hours on screen, a few faults lie within the one note it seems to continuously strike through the three 'chapters' we get to see the tech giant live his life. We essentially get a look-in at how Steve Jobs morphed from 1984 to 1988 to 1998, and while Fassbender executes subtle differences in each year, it mostly feels like the same repeat scene three different times. With Aaron Sorkin at the helm of the writers' table, we get some solid, witty and biting dialogue delivered by the acting crew with some wit and pizzazz. But, to fault Sorkin a little, there is a lot of talking. A lot of it. What's great about a film like this is we get to see the abstract, yet monstrous genius of a man who only knew black or white. What's unfortunate about a movie like this is it plays out like a biography to try and make us feel a certain way about a man instead of honing in on some of the incredible social accomplishments that were created from it.
    Lane Z Super Reviewer

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