Steve Jobs (Super Short) Review

His story.

Steve JobsI have a chance to view A LOT of films in the past few months. However, I’m not a quick reviewer and they’re really piling up. No joke, I have about 10 movies queuing up and with my schedule of 1 review per week, I won’t be able to finish them until next year. Therefore, I decide to do super short reviews for some of these films. This way I get to review more films per week and still have the chance to give out details reviews for films I really care about.

I don’t really care about Steve Jobs.  No, not the former Apple founder and CEO, but the film.  I know this is a critically acclaimed film, but I just don’t see it.  While the performances are powerful, the dialogues are a bit stale and the film is a bit up its own butt.

Takes place at three separate conference events, the film focuses on the conversations between Steve and other important tech players before Steven is going on stage to make his speeches.  The conversations are usually informative ones that reveal a lot of Steven and the current situations at the Apple company.  It also shows what kind of person Steve is and he’s not a very nice one either.  It’s a long journey for Steve, but at the end, we learn that he’s really one that cares about his daughter.  The final moment of the film allow Steve to appear a decent guy, but it’s not enough for me to change my opinion of the guy anymore.  It’s hard to enjoy a film when the main character is so unlikable.

I know the film is directed by Danny Boyle and written by Aaron Sorkin.  Both are wonderful at their jobs, but it feels like a blind spot for the critics.  Steve Jobs really isn’t a very good film, and it feels like Apple pays a lot of money to have this film made, and Boyle and Sorkin are simply doing a job they’re assigned to.  I know my opinion is not a popular one, but it’s just how I feel.  If anything, I think I like the other Steve Jobs film with Ashton Kutcher better.

– The Good:

  • Somewhat informative on Apple history.
  • Powerful cast.

– The Bad:

  • Stale conversations.
  • unlikable character. 
  • Doesn’t feel the filmmakers’ passion.

– Overall Score: 6/10