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Very boring. The documentary "Pirates of Silicon Valley" is much better.
Uninventive and dull are not words that would describe Steve Jobs. Unfortunately, they are words that would describe this film about his life.
"Jobs" proceeds in a matter-of-fact fashion as if we were watching Ashton Kutcher act out the wikipedia summary of the Apple co-founder and tech visionary's life. Keeping with this style, the film lacks depth and vision, and falls into a predictable pattern of "this happened, then this happened, then this". Throw in an emotional scene set to epic-sounding music following the sequence of events, and then a montage set to acoustic rock music, and that's the film. Repeat for 122 minutes.
In fact, if you went and read Steve Job's wikipedia biography in Ashton Kutcher's voice while listening to Bob Dylan, and occasionally cut some onions while listening to Aaron Copeland's "Fanfare for the Modern Man", you'd pretty much have the same experience as watching this film.
There are a few bright spots. Josh Gadd steals every scene as Steve Wozniak, and Gadd's performance consistently outshines Kutcher's occasional clunky, over-wrought acting. Unfortunately, the supporting characters are simply shells of people. Faces without stories -- there only to be a foil for Kutcher. In fact, everyone seems to be having an absolutely miserable time in this film even when they're supposedly having fun.
It feels like there was a script with ideas and a real character development for Jobs in there, but the film has been edited into a fact-driven, dry and soulless entity carried by montages, and it would embarrass the real Steve Jobs for its lack of vision if he could see it.
1.5 stars out of 5
It's quite sad that the movie doesn't show what happened while Jobs was founding his own 2nd company and working with Next. The story just skips that part although it seems to be the most interesting time..
And I think this movie should be called Apple. It's not that much about Steve Jobs or his life.
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