Jobs

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 35
  2. Negative: 6 out of 35
  1. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    Aug 15, 2013
    80
    Entertaining and smart, with a great, career 2.0 performance from Ashton Kutcher.
  2. 63
    It’s superficial, but that plays into the hands of the film’s star, Ashton Kutcher.
  3. Reviewed by: Justin Lowe
    Mar 18, 2013
    60
    The filmmakers do fall into the trap of overly sentimentalizing a widely beloved public figure who represents an enormous cultural significance. At the same time, however, they keep the movie frequently engaging.
  4. Reviewed by: Kyle Ryan
    Aug 14, 2013
    50
    For (nearly) every yin of Ashton Kutcher’s Steve Jobs flashing a moment of brilliance, there’s a yang of someone saying he’s changed or is his own worst enemy. The unwritten, but understood, full title of Joshua Michael Stern’s film is "Jobs: Brilliant Asshole."
  5. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    Aug 15, 2013
    50
    One thing it doesn't do is offer a revealing look at the mercurial entrepreneur. The movie that bears his name settles on a blandly superficial treatment of a deeply complex man.
  6. Reviewed by: Marc Savlov
    Aug 21, 2013
    40
    It fails to rise above the inherent limitations of the traditional Hollywood biopic and it's about as insanely great as a Mac "low cost" LC model – which was, to be fair, pretty cool.
  7. Reviewed by: R. Kurt Osenlund
    Aug 12, 2013
    0
    Steered by a lead actor and director, Joshua Michael Stern, who are both way out of their respective leagues, Jobs is excruciating, failing to entertain and all but pissing on its subject's grave.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 45
  2. Negative: 11 out of 45
  1. Aug 30, 2013
    10
    Ashton kutcher did an amazing performance. The movie itself could be better directed. Yet it is still inspiring and amazing. Kutcher by farAshton kutcher did an amazing performance. The movie itself could be better directed. Yet it is still inspiring and amazing. Kutcher by far did the best performance of his career and showed that he has a great potential. Expand
  2. Jul 3, 2015
    8
    The turtleneck definitely steals the show. Its accuracy is impecable, from its length to its color. This turtleneck is spot on. My onlyThe turtleneck definitely steals the show. Its accuracy is impecable, from its length to its color. This turtleneck is spot on. My only complain is that there are scenes with no turtleneck, like when Steve wakes up in the morning. Seems like a missed opportunity. Expand
  3. Nov 2, 2014
    7
    It kind of drifts through the usual biopic doldrums and skims through elements of Steve Jobs's life that would have made for a moreIt kind of drifts through the usual biopic doldrums and skims through elements of Steve Jobs's life that would have made for a more fully-rounded story, but for the most part, I found "Jobs" to be engaging, interesting and was pleasantly surprised by a great performance by Ashton Kutcher. It's a refreshing change from his usual roles and he does incredibly well in the role. It could have done with a bit less gloss and bit more substance - that's where it misses the mark most and that's not Ashton Kutcher's fault (I'm disappointed by how unfairly trashed he's been for this movie) - but it piqued my interest in its subject matter: a computer tycoon. And I hate computers. Expand
  4. Oct 11, 2013
    5
    Jobs is an inspiring movie about working hard and dedication. Jobs accurately represents Steve Jobs as he was. This movie is slow at first butJobs is an inspiring movie about working hard and dedication. Jobs accurately represents Steve Jobs as he was. This movie is slow at first but once it picks up, it never falls. It's so interesting to see how Steve Jobs and the rest of Apple can go from working in a garage, to becoming the worlds most valuable company.
    Ashton Kutcher shows a different side of his acting talents, Kutcher plays Jobs so well, while looking much like him. Althoguht the movie leaves out some really interesting patches of Steve Jobs' life. Like his work with Disney, and Pixar. But bottom line, regardless of all of that other stuff. There was a lot and i mean a lot, of things wrong, false, and incorrect about the movie. I think this film was too rushed and could have been dont a lot better. If the film wasn't so rushed Steve Wozniak could have maybe been on set to help out.
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  5. Aug 26, 2015
    5
    Jobs tells the story of Steve Jobs but that’s it. As a film that serves to show Steve Jobs (Ashton Kutcher) going from guy in garage buildingJobs tells the story of Steve Jobs but that’s it. As a film that serves to show Steve Jobs (Ashton Kutcher) going from guy in garage building personal computers to guy in charge of Apple it works. I’m not quite familiar with the life of Steve Jobs but the story seemed to flow alright. Making a bio-pic may not have been the best course of action for the film as its story is stretched out. Rather than focus on a specific point in Jobs life (ex. working in his garage) the film shows a broad approach. On one end, this helps to show how far Jobs has come in certain areas going from nothing to a big celebrity but at the same time it means that none of these moments can be fleshed out a lot. The film is constantly jumping around causing jobs arc from jerk to megajerk to nice guy doesn’t get fleshed out properly. The film feels long and empty because it covers so much yet there is no substance or heart to allow me to connect to Jobs’ struggle. The film fails to flesh out Jobs as a character and at times it just feels like a cheap rip-off of The Social Network where a smart genius is a jerk pushing away people while climbing the ladder of success. It feels like an Oscar wannabe at times with all the key moments guy struggling and lots of shouting clips that I’m guessing the filmmakers thought could be used when Ashton Kutcher got the nomination he never received. It’s a shame too considering how the filmmakers got a lot of actors that look like their real-life counter-parts, J.K. Simmons, and a relaxing guitar score; that isn’t enough to cut though the film needs substance and heart and this film lacks it. Hopefully the new Steve Jobs film with Micahel Fassbender will tell a more in-depth, substancial, and better take on the story. Expand
  6. Jan 11, 2014
    4
    Jobs is a boring straightforward biopic that shows Steve Jobs at his highs and lows without any insight into anything. While these are realJobs is a boring straightforward biopic that shows Steve Jobs at his highs and lows without any insight into anything. While these are real people, the characters themselves are underdeveloped. The script is lousy and cliché, and the director seemed to be making a TV movie at best. Expand
  7. Sep 2, 2014
    0
    I agree with SimpleMethod. Jobs really does come off as a straight to TV movie and try as he might, Ashton Kutcher was a god awful choice toI agree with SimpleMethod. Jobs really does come off as a straight to TV movie and try as he might, Ashton Kutcher was a god awful choice to play Steve Jobs. Expand

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