Steve Jobs Reviews

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June 12, 2016
The Jobs here will always be "Aaron Sorkin's Jobs"... who people say was nerdier and more youthfully exuberant than the fully in-control maestro depicted in the film. But Fassbender does a great job with what he's given.
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
[Boyle's] real achievement is making cinema out of material that isn't even a stage play as much as very expensive radio: a battery of dialogue, unbroken by reflective pauses or even, on occasion, the actors drawing breath.
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 23, 2015
Steve Jobs is successful in conveying the excitement verging on hysteria that each new launch provoked. It deals very skilfully with the ups and downs in Jobs' career -- his wilderness years after he left Apple and his glorious return.
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
Boyle's film makes technology warm-blooded, and reminds us that every machine has its ghost.
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.
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