Jobs is a 2013 biopic based on the life of Steve Jobs. If you don’t know who Steve Jobs is, look him up on your iPhone, iPad, or iMac. It was directed by Joshua Michael Stern and stars Ashton Kutcher as the titular character. The film doesn’t show his whole life. It starts with his college days in 1974 and continues through the introduction of the iPod in 2001. He died in 2011, so the movie leaves out a lot of important stuff. How can you make a movie about Steve Jobs and completely omit the iPhone and the iPad?!? Not only that, but the movie twists a lot of facts and manages to make an interesting man seem boring.
Ashton Kutcher delivers a decent performance as Jobs, but he’s not given much to work with. The script is boring. The whole movie falls flat. I’d much rather watch a documentary about Steve Jobs. At least facts would be more accurate and the drama would be realistic. This movie is a by-the-numbers biopic. It’s formulaic and fails because Steve Jobs didn’t follow a formula. He followed his gut. And really, no mention whatsover of iPhones or iPads or the last ten years of his life? Steve Jobs had an amazing life and career. This film is a terrible, shoddy tribute to his memory.
Critically Rated at 4/17
Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young