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“Jobs Is Motivating, Uplifting, Inspirational And Ideally A Terrific Film All Across The Board, Kutcher Brings The Passion, The Integrity Of Steve Jobs To Life In A Way I Never Thought Possible, The Biggest Surprise Of The Year.”
This is far from the bomb some would have envisaged, but neither is it the character illumination one would wish for.
Ed Gibbs - Guardian [UK]
Avoids outright hagiography, but more or less embodies the sort of bland, go-with-the-flow creative thinking Jobs himself would have scorned.
Justin Chang - Variety
A biopic that's perhaps too respectful of the tech icon's innovations still remains frequently engaging.
Justin Lowe - Hollywood Reporter
Jobs is a wildly imperfect movie, but it presents, defends, and decently executes a clear and insightful interpretation of its subject, and for that, I respect the film. I even daresay I enjoyed it.
Jonathan Lack - We Got This Covered
You either already know all this about Jobs - because you were a true believer in him as The One True Tech God - or you don't because you don't care.
Marshall Fine - Hollywood & Fine
Entertaining at times, but provides little new insight and has just about nothing to say about its subject.
Stephen Silver - EntertainmentTell
Delivers a powerful lesson via an OK movie: That people can change the world if they don't let others stand in their way.
Matt Pais - RedEye
Terrific. Ashton Kutcher gives the performance of his career. A fascinating,surprising and intriguing warts-and-all look at one of the greatest innovators of our time. Get on line now.
Pete Hammond - Movieline
At an overlong 127 minutes, Jobs paradoxically feels like it's rushing through Jobs' life and times, never capturing the man's contradictory nature or satisfyingly placing him in a specific historical context.
Alonso Duralde - The Wrap
There is no depth to the piece and, while it might be asking too much of any film to show the "real" Jobs, it barely hints at the complexity of his ambitions and emotions.
Charlie McCollum - San Jose Mercury News
Not all you'd hope it might be, but better than all the Ashton bashers would have you believe
Roger Moore - McClatchy-Tribune News Service
Steered by a lead actor and director, Joshua Michael Stern, who are both way out of their respective leagues, Jobs is excrutiating, failing to entertain and all but pissing on its subject's grave.
R. Kurt Osenlund - Slant Magazine
One of the reasons I hated this Joshua Michael Stern's need to find it necessary to spoon feed his audience to the point of being completely patronizing.
Ty Cooper - HeyUGuys
Feels like a TV movie, but on that level it's not bad. The story is engaging, although Kutcher isn't quite able to pull it off.
Chris Bumbray - JoBlo's Movie Emporium
The poverty of [Kutcher's] skills as a serious actor is on full display.
Sebastian Doggart - Daily Telegraph
Bio-pics always tailor memories. Yet the welcome surprise here is Kutcher, as the barefoot rebel who brought the spirit of psychedelia to technology.
David D'Arcy - Screen International