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It only takes one person to start a revolution. The extraordinary story of Steve Jobs, the original innovator and ground-breaking entrepreneur who let nothing stand in the way of greatness. The film tells the epic and turbulent story of Jobs as he blazed a trail that changed technology — and the world – forever. (c) Official Site

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Release date: Aug 16, 2013
 
MPAA rating: Rated PG-13 for some drug content and brief strong language
 
Official website: http://www.thejobsmovie.com/
 
Runtime: 122 min
 
Movie Reviews:
  • 63
    Philadelphia Inquirer - by Steven Rea
    Jobs is a just-the-facts - and fiddling-with-the-facts - dramatization, forgoing any kind of deeper psychological exploration of the man and his motivations, his demons and dreams. ...read more

  • 60
    The Hollywood Reporter - by Justin Lowe
    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. ...read more

  • 50
    USA Today - by Claudia Puig
    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. ...read more

  • 50
    Rolling Stone - by Peter Travers
    Jobs is a one-man show that needed to go for broke and doesn't. My guess is that Jobs would give it a swat. ...read more

  • 50
    Miami Herald - by Rene Rodriguez
    Jobs works much better as a history of Apple than it does as a portrait of the genius who dreamed it up. ...read more

  • 50
    Chicago Tribune - by Michael Phillips
    The dialogue comes straight out of "The Benny Goodman Story." That look, someone says to a staring, pausing Kutcher, "tells me you're on to something big." Nobody talks in this movie; everyone speechifies or take turns sloganing one another to death. ...read more

  • 50
    The A.V. Club - by Kyle Ryan
    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." ...read more

  • 50
    Variety - by Justin Chang
    Ultimately, Jobs is a prosaic but not unaffecting tribute to the virtues of defiance, nonconformity, artistry, beauty, craftsmanship, imagination and innovation, qualities it only intermittently reflects as a piece of filmmaking. ...read more

  • 40
    Time Out New York - by David Fear
    The film thankfully doesn’t offer some pop-psychology Rosebud to explain Jobs’s drive or near-sociopathic perfectionism, yet we walk away knowing nothing about what made this revolutionary tick. ...read more

  • 40
    The Guardian - by Ed Gibbs
    This is far from the bomb some would have envisaged, but neither is it the character illumination one would wish for. Jobs appears so consumed by his work here that little else mattered in his life. That may be true, but we're left none the wiser as to what made the man tick, beyond what we already know. ...

  • 38
    New York Post - by Lou Lumenick
    Jobs amounts to, at best, a Cliffs Notes version of the man’s early life. If you want the real story, you’ll have to read Walter Isaacson’s fascinating 2011 biography, which would make a much better film than this one. ...read more

  • 30
    The New York Times - by Manohla Dargis
    The Great Man theory of history that’s recycled in this movie is inevitably unsatisfying, but never more so when the figure at the center remains as opaque as Jobs does here. ...

  • 30
    Los Angeles Times - by Mark Olsen
    There was a time when the slack storytelling, stock characterizations and general by-the-numbers feeling of the film could be put into perspective by saying it seemed like a TV biopic. But even TV movies are done with more verve than this these days. ...read more

  • 20
    The Telegraph - by Sebastian Doggart
    Where the film completely falls down is in director Joshua Michael Stern’s disastrous decision to cast Ashton Kutcher in the central role. ...read more

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