The Much-Hyped Steve Jobs Movie Sounds Mediocre At Best

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jOBS, the biopic of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival last weekend, and the reviews are coming in.

The film stars Ashton Kutcher as Jobs, and Steve Gad as Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. Based on Ross Miller of The Verge's review, it sounds like the biopic is mediocre at best.

Miller says: "It's not quite the academy award-winning epic fans might be hoping for, but it's far from a disaster."

Here's a summary of Miller's review:

  • It has an independent film kind of feel.
  • The movie starts to drag in the second half.
  • Kutcher "nails the mannerisms" of Jobs as an orator. 
  • Kutcher "delivers a surprisingly effective performance" as "Jobs the Businessman."
  • Kutcher isn't quite as convincing when he portrays "Jobs the Emotional." 
  • The movie as a whole sometimes oversells a dramatic moment, instead of just letting it naturally unfold. 
  • jOBS has impeccable production and costume design. "The offices and fashion play to each era — big glasses, bigger hair, slacks worn high..."
  • It's a very safe film. "It's not destined to be the Great Jobs Biopic."


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