Steve Jobs Reviews

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November 16, 2015
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.
November 12, 2015
A drama that is genuinely concerned with thinking and ideas relevant to the way we live now.
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 22, 2015
As original and risk-taking as its subject, "Steve Jobs" will make you think differently about an American icon.
October 20, 2015
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.
October 20, 2015
A hyper-charismatic performance from Michael Fassbender combines with whip-cracking dialogue from Aaron Sorkin in Steve Jobs.
October 17, 2015
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.
October 16, 2015
Thanks to Fassbender's revelatory performance, Jobs comes across as a captivating monster, a dictator in a black turtleneck who is impossible to ignore.
October 16, 2015
It entertains and enlightens, and it's bang on in showing how great ideas are born not through compromise but through vision and determination.
October 16, 2015
The acting is unarguably, uniformly strong.
October 15, 2015
The dialogue crackles with wit, anger, and passion. By matching Sorkin's words with Boyle's style and Fassbender's talent, Steve Jobs has hit the trifecta.
October 15, 2015
Sorkin and his word-winging are the point here: the walk-and-talks and occasional flashbacks aside, director Danny Boyle has a highly structured backstage play on his hands, and it doesn't give him much room to move.
October 15, 2015
The Full Sorkin Treatment has electrified a well-trod subject. But it also smothers it in artifice.
October 15, 2015
What raises Steve Jobs way above the level of most biopics is the totality of Fassbender's immersion into the character.
October 15, 2015
It rings emotionally and dramatically false, too at variance with the actual outsized talents and flaws of this man as they've been obsessively catalogued elsewhere.
October 15, 2015
The acting is superb, no easy feat when trying to recite Sorkin's words while walking down seemingly endless hallways. Fassbender doesn't look a thing like Jobs and it doesn't matter a bit.
October 15, 2015
As the title character, Michael Fassbender gets the SOB part down just fine, but there's little evidence of the personal magnetism that enabled Jobs to bend so many people to his will.
October 15, 2015
Steve Jobs the man was complicated - and often infuriating to family, friends and colleagues at Apple Inc., the computer company he co-founded. Steve Jobs the film is also complicated -- and consistently thrilling.
October 15, 2015
With such a tetchy, self-absorbed control freak at its center, it's difficult to explain just why "Steve Jobs" is as entertaining, even pleasurable, as it is.
October 15, 2015
The movie, a formidable technical and design achievement, has everything going for it except a sense of Jobs' inner life.
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