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: 16 out of 49
  2. Negative: 12 out of 49
  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. Sep 15, 2015
    8
    The movie was great and Ashton Kutcher playing the main character call all the attention. He was really into it. The direction was also good,The movie was great and Ashton Kutcher playing the main character call all the attention. He was really into it. The direction was also good, maybe a little slow but anything you can't enjoy. 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. Aug 22, 2013
    5
    Ashton Kutcher may have the talent to play Steve Jobs, but the rest of the movie cuts out a few very important details of his life, whileAshton Kutcher may have the talent to play Steve Jobs, but the rest of the movie cuts out a few very important details of his life, while being monotonous in the process. But it is worth watching. Expand
  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. Aug 17, 2013
    3
    Jobs is a boring movie. It feels like the low budget, made-for-tv version of The Social Network. I'm angry that I wasted money on it, and I'mJobs is a boring movie. It feels like the low budget, made-for-tv version of The Social Network. I'm angry that I wasted money on it, and I'm upset at how bad it turned out to be considering how good the trailer looked. Expand
  7. Oct 12, 2015
    0
    Ashton Kutcher is probably the worst thing in this movie, the only good thing he has in this film is the similar look he shares with SteveAshton Kutcher is probably the worst thing in this movie, the only good thing he has in this film is the similar look he shares with Steve Jobs..but that's it Expand

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