Steve Jobs Reviews

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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
Boyle's roaming camera and brisk staging injects a lot of energy into what is essentially two hours of walking and talking, while his habitual drift into too-slickness actually works here in complement with the script's theatricality.
October 15, 2015
For all its busy-ness, Steve Jobs is simply a movie about a Great Innovator with a tragicomic flaw-an empathy gap. In classic Hollywood fashion, it suggests that he becomes an even greater innovator as he becomes a better man.
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.
October 15, 2015
Still, Steve Jobs doesn't dig much beyond the surface of the man in the title. Anyone who wants a fuller story, free from the heavy hand of Sorkin, should seek out Alex Gibney's documentary from earlier this year, Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine.
October 14, 2015
Michael Fassbender will be in every best actor conversation from now until Oscar night (and deservedly so) for his mesmerizing turn as the legendary and legendarily difficult visionary Jobs.
October 14, 2015
Boyle films the proceedings on a slightly grainy stock that gives the movie just the hint of a documentary. There's propulsion and energy. He takes Sorkin's script and pumps it with amphetamines.
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