Read the Review, posted below the trailer.
Release Date: August 29, 2013
Studio: Open Road Films
Studio: Open Road Films
Average Score: 6.25/10
The Ashton Kutcher biopic as the young Steve Jobs, creator of the world's most valuable company and influential company of all time in the new movie 'Jobs'. At first, Jobs is an interesting movie. It is always, at least, entertaining and Ashton Kutcher delivers his best performance yet, not a great one, but a darn good acting performance that's pretty close to perfect, which is the best in the whole movie. It shows the struggles of Steve Job's life of how he got Apple off the ground to become the biggest company of all time. The film is a bit too slow, but there are plenty of emotional scenes that are pretty good. The script isn’t as strong as I’d like it to be, it is very light on humour and it is a bit overlong, for going for a 2 hour running time, but nonetheless, I had a pretty good time with 'Jobs' and Ashton Kutcher and the rest of the cast were really, really good. If you are a fan of Apple or wanted to know how Apple began in the computer business, I’d say give it a go, it is a good film, but in my opinion, could have been greater.
Daniel's Score: 6/10
This review was published on September 9, 2013.
This movie isn't as bad as I thought it would be. Ashton Kutcher was probably the last person I would have picked to play Steve Jobs but he actually does a pretty decent 'job' (sorry, I had to) here. The film itself is written fairly well and contains a clear message that it conveys well: don't ignore those around you. The main problem is with the characterisation of Steve, who starts out likeable but deteriorates into an asshole of a character and never really recovers. In a way it seems they have the three-act structure backwards. Also, they miss a good opportunity towards the end by completely skipping over the period when Steve bought Pixar Animation Studios and got their first movie off the ground. This would have been a good way to reform his personality and hammer the overall message further but unfortunately this opportunity is missed in favour of slower character-building scenes in the first act that can become slightly tedious. Even though I sound mostly negative here, this is still a fascinating story of the rise of Apple and the individual turmoil of its figurehead and a sound film overall.
Nic's Score: 6.5/10
This review was published on September 10, 2013.