By Ankush Kumar
Introduction: Steve Jobs was a complex man as long as he lived, the film is no different.
Premise: JOBS is a competent retelling of Steve’s life till he took control of Apple Inc. in the nineties.
Plot: The film opens in 2001 at the launch of the iPod. And then traces the journey of the greatest innovator from his formative years in college to his wayward actions to his making of Apple. Likewise an apple product the movie keeps moving to one big aspect one after another.
Technical Insight: The background score in the opening scene, through its speakers is one of the best to be heard in recent times. The make up of Ashton Kutcher is a very believable Steve Jobs. The editing disappoints as the director tries to squeeze in too much of everything in one movie.
Acting: Ashton Kutcher plays the role near perfectly, the star in him is not visible as he plays Steve Jobs just well, the supporting cast is good but the man who takes home the honors is Josh Gad who slips into the role of Steve Wozniak beautifully.
Kela moment: The direction overall. Too much has been squeezed in.
Citizen Kane moment: The opening sequence.
Brownie points: 2.5 out of 5.
- Ashton Kutcher Wasn’t Enough to Keep “Jobs” From Bombing In the Box Office (complex.com)
- Jobs Reviews Are In: Ashton Kutcher’s Steve Jobs Homage Not Quite the Apple of Critics’ Eyes (Forevervogue.com)
- Q&A: Ashton Kutcher Talks About Portraying Steve Jobs (fool.com)