Steve Jobs Reviews

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August 23, 2018
It's so easy to see that the screen has been limited to the conventions of a stage, with claustrophobic results. You keep wanting the camera to do more...As a consequence, Steve Jobs has no cinematic moments, no movie magic.
July 27, 2018
You will be delighted by the first act, as I was, and then have to sigh gently as you are let down by the weaknesses of the following two segments of the film.
July 2, 2018
The movie's creative license may make your eyes roll.
April 30, 2018
They should have given Steve Jobs away for free without anyone asking for it, like that U2 album. That way people (users) might have watched it by accident.
June 2, 2017
'Forced and unbalanced' adequately describe the film overall. Danny Boyle's cinematic flourishes - abstract, anticipatory cutaways and dramatic, iconography-heavy montages establishing the time between acts - don't best serve Sorkin's script.
April 20, 2016
The shallow great-man-at-high-costs scenario reveals Sorkin as crafting essentially a pop-psychology sitcom (Zingers! The Steve Jobs Story).
February 10, 2016
This screenplay is staggeringly lazy. It's factually incorrect in almost every way, consisting of self-satisfied, expository patter and cringingly simplistic characterisation.
February 6, 2016
Sorkin has created something that feels staged and unrealistic. It's as if every key person in Steve Jobs' life wants to complain in the half-hour leading up to each launch.
January 9, 2016
Too theatrical, hyper-chatty, and self-involved to become truly involving or insightful. Then comes its crash of an ending, a system-error so staggeringly redemption-reaching that you may glimpse the ghost-image of Christ himself on the frozen screen.
December 2, 2015
...the inside-baseball approach to the material prevents one from embracing the characters and ensuring that certain sequences come off as dry and incomprehensible
November 18, 2015
How's this for faint praise: Steve Jobs is the best Apple CEO biopic of the decade.
November 16, 2015
As well as being tiresome it does not ring true.
November 12, 2015
Sorkin smothers any intrigue or ambiguity and signposts every irony. What he has written is a set of instructions, not a script.
November 12, 2015
Steve Jobs puffs out its chest and valiantly adrenalises design concepts and balance sheets... It sure as hell talks the talk. As a portrait of an imperfect perfectionist, it doesn't quite walk the walk.
November 11, 2015
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.
October 29, 2015
The narrative is so overtly structured that the structure itself starts to intrude on the drama as we become overly aware of the narrative circularity and repetitions of dramatic confrontation.
October 26, 2015
Sorkin has got to the point that most scriptwriters arrive at: the point where the belief that there's no business like show business evolves into the belief that all businesses are like show business.
October 24, 2015
Directed with patented flashy sleight-of-hand for no particular purpose by Danny Boyle, Steve Jobs is slick and empty. It looks and sounds like a movie but it really isn't about anything.
October 24, 2015
Admirable as meticulously constructed piece of theater using real-life figures like billiard balls than for its emotional catharsis or insight into the evolution of a man.
October 22, 2015
Perhaps the strangest thing about the film is that Steve Jobs never seems capable of inspiring anyone: He's the smartest kid in the class and the biggest bully.
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