Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs

Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire) and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network) open an unconventional window into the life of Steve Jobs. Michael Fassbender is the Apple genius, Seth Rogen is co-founder Steve Wozniak and Kate Winslet is Jobs' long-suffering assistant Joanna Hoffman. Based on the biography by Walter Isaacson.

The film is divided into three different eras, each depicting a key Apple product launch and the multiple conflicts Jobs succumbed to from family and colleagues. 1984 sees a voice demo of the Apple Macintosh, but a technical failure threatens to derail the entire showcase. 1988 sees the launch of the NeXT Computer, from the new company Jobs' founded. 1998 sees the launch of the iMac, a technological game-changer.

Best Supporting Actress (Winslet) at the 2016 BAFTA Awards; Best Supporting Actress (Winslet) and Best Screenplay at the 2016 Golden Globes
2015Rating: M, Offensive language122 minsUSA
DramaTrue Story & Biography
89%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

An enthralling performance by Michael Fassbender fuels this brilliant, infuriating and richly unconventional take on the life of an American visionary.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

This is a movie that never lets up or allows viewers to do anything but meet it with fearsome focus. Much like its subject.

5.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Sorkin outdoes his work on The Social Network with an even sharper and more savage script.

4.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

It is a formally audacious, intellectually energized entertainment, a powerful challenge to the lazy conventions of Hollywood storytelling and a feast for connoisseurs of contemporary screen acting.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

There's undeniable craftsmanship here, especially in Fassbender's confident and transformative performance, but Sorkin's script fails to shout and quip its way to anything approaching dramatic vibrancy.

3.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

A smart, hugely entertaining film that all but bristles with crackling creative energy.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Racing in high gear from start to finish, Danny Boyle's electric direction temperamentally complements Sorkin's highly theatrical three-act study, which might one day be fascinating to experience in a staged setting.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

A tremendous bio pic that balances humanism, heartbreak, and capitalistic exaltation.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

For all its relevance and grandeur, Steve Jobs is ridiculously entertaining. You might say, user-friendly.

5.0
0

98% of the movie consists of 2 people (Jobs & one other person) having extended conversations in the same room(s) of their presentation office. Was bored beyond belief. Fassbender and Winslet are great actors but couldnt save this

1.0
0

Sadly this is not a biopic, it's untrue. Most of the conversations never happened. This is a work of fiction with Aaron Sorkin writing what he wanted instead of what happened. Once you read whats not true in this movie and see that Steve Wozniak said most of it never happened I ended up left with the sense that I'd just been had. It's unbelievable to think...

0

It took me a while to figure out that the female lead was Kate Winslett and not Meryl Streep, She carried this film right through from start to finish with some fine acting from the rest of the cast namely, Seth Rogen and Fassbender. Did not catch the previous films based on Steve Jobs, this movie I thought did a pretty good job at revealing a tiny bit of...

0

The film was good and interesting but the film before this one JOBS was much better I thought. This version had the Hollywood made up feel about it. Not one for the DVD collection

0

and I tend to agree with Abbey-Allpress. The film showed the same scenario pretty much over 3 acts. It was disappointing and I got bored during it. Kate Winslet was brilliant as per and Michael Fassbender, yeah, he played the very unlikeable Jobs extremely well.

2.0
0

The verbal sparring between Fassbender and Winslet is what lies at the heart of this film and it's a delight to behold. While it may be a slow talk fest for some, those who love superb acting which revolves around a fantastic script from Sorkin will be transfixed by this above par biopic that explores the brilliantly, self obsessed, arrogant genius that was...

4.0
0

Steve Jobs is a terrific biopic. I would have loved to see the David Fincher/Christian Bale Steve Jobs movie, but Danny Boyle has done an excellent job. The film focuses on three major events in Jobs' career. The launch of the Apple Macintosh in 1984, the NeXT Computer in 1988, and the iMac in 1998. Aaron Sorkin is one of the best screenwriters working in...

4.0
0

At least that was what I was wondering when I went to see this film. Luckily Fassbender is so captivating that the lack of physical resemblance goes almost unnoticed. The film is based around the lead up to several of Job's product launches and the tension within Job's professional & private relationships permeates his every interaction. Despite having a...

4.0
0

Aaron Sorkin once again proves that he is a master when comes to writing a film. I was constantly bombarded with smart and natural dialogue that ultimately carries this film along with the incredible performances. Kate Winslet and Michael Fassbender are Oscar worthy standouts and it was also nice to see Sarah Snook again who in my opinion needds to be in...

4.0
0

'Steve Jobs'. Flawed, controlling, narcissistic and dare I say it...... a sociopath. Brilliant, driven, genius and a man before his time. The man can be looked at in both ways but there is no doubting that he is one of the greatest achievers of his generation. His enthusiasm, vision and drive to succeed has resulted in some of the most unbelievable personal...

5.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

An enthralling performance by Michael Fassbender fuels this brilliant, infuriating and richly unconventional take on the life of an American visionary.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

This is a movie that never lets up or allows viewers to do anything but meet it with fearsome focus. Much like its subject.

5.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Sorkin outdoes his work on The Social Network with an even sharper and more savage script.

4.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

It is a formally audacious, intellectually energized entertainment, a powerful challenge to the lazy conventions of Hollywood storytelling and a feast for connoisseurs of contemporary screen acting.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

There's undeniable craftsmanship here, especially in Fassbender's confident and transformative performance, but Sorkin's script fails to shout and quip its way to anything approaching dramatic vibrancy.

3.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

A smart, hugely entertaining film that all but bristles with crackling creative energy.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Racing in high gear from start to finish, Danny Boyle's electric direction temperamentally complements Sorkin's highly theatrical three-act study, which might one day be fascinating to experience in a staged setting.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

A tremendous bio pic that balances humanism, heartbreak, and capitalistic exaltation.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

For all its relevance and grandeur, Steve Jobs is ridiculously entertaining. You might say, user-friendly.

5.0
0

98% of the movie consists of 2 people (Jobs & one other person) having extended conversations in the same room(s) of their presentation office. Was bored beyond belief. Fassbender and Winslet are great actors but couldnt save this

1.0
0

Sadly this is not a biopic, it's untrue. Most of the conversations never happened. This is a work of fiction with Aaron Sorkin writing what he wanted instead of what happened. Once you read whats not true in this movie and see that Steve Wozniak said most of it never happened I ended up left with the sense that I'd just been had. It's unbelievable to...

0

It took me a while to figure out that the female lead was Kate Winslett and not Meryl Streep, She carried this film right through from start to finish with some fine acting from the rest of the cast namely, Seth Rogen and Fassbender. Did not catch the previous films based on Steve Jobs, this movie I thought did a pretty good job at revealing a tiny bit...

0

The film was good and interesting but the film before this one JOBS was much better I thought. This version had the Hollywood made up feel about it. Not one for the DVD collection

0

and I tend to agree with Abbey-Allpress. The film showed the same scenario pretty much over 3 acts. It was disappointing and I got bored during it. Kate Winslet was brilliant as per and Michael Fassbender, yeah, he played the very unlikeable Jobs extremely well.

2.0
0

The verbal sparring between Fassbender and Winslet is what lies at the heart of this film and it's a delight to behold. While it may be a slow talk fest for some, those who love superb acting which revolves around a fantastic script from Sorkin will be transfixed by this above par biopic that explores the brilliantly, self obsessed, arrogant genius that...

4.0
0

Steve Jobs is a terrific biopic. I would have loved to see the David Fincher/Christian Bale Steve Jobs movie, but Danny Boyle has done an excellent job. The film focuses on three major events in Jobs' career. The launch of the Apple Macintosh in 1984, the NeXT Computer in 1988, and the iMac in 1998. Aaron Sorkin is one of the best screenwriters working...

4.0
0

At least that was what I was wondering when I went to see this film. Luckily Fassbender is so captivating that the lack of physical resemblance goes almost unnoticed. The film is based around the lead up to several of Job's product launches and the tension within Job's professional & private relationships permeates his every interaction. Despite having a...

4.0
0

Aaron Sorkin once again proves that he is a master when comes to writing a film. I was constantly bombarded with smart and natural dialogue that ultimately carries this film along with the incredible performances. Kate Winslet and Michael Fassbender are Oscar worthy standouts and it was also nice to see Sarah Snook again who in my opinion needds to be in...

4.0
0

'Steve Jobs'. Flawed, controlling, narcissistic and dare I say it...... a sociopath. Brilliant, driven, genius and a man before his time. The man can be looked at in both ways but there is no doubting that he is one of the greatest achievers of his generation. His enthusiasm, vision and drive to succeed has resulted in some of the most unbelievable...

5.0
0