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Jobs

In theaters : August 23, 2013

Jobs
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Jobs
2.7
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2.7/ 50 - 222 Ratings 3

Critic rating:

2.2/5 - 6 Ratings

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Verdict: Jobs has an honest performance by Ashton Kutcher but it is an unsatisfying biopic on Steve Jobs. One time watch for ardent fans.

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Plot: The story of Steve Jobs' ascension from college dropout into one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of the 20th century

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Mohit Patil
Mohit Patil Movie Jockey
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Jobs Review - Jobs ReviewAug 23, 2013News The last thing I want a biopic to do is to build on a person’s real-life image rather than having a character of its own. Or scratch that, the last thing I want a biopic to do is to try to be “inspirational”. And that Aaron Sorkin was approached to write the screenplay for Jobs only demeans the film further. We are first introduced to Steve Jobs as a myth using the classic narrative device, he is seen only from a distance with the foreground of the frame occupied by out-of-focus figures of the attendants of the iPod launch event, introducing his own Xanadu to the world. Here’s a film that clearly knows both the classic (Citizen Kane) and the modern (The Social Network) biopic methods, and yet, it’s astounding the vacuous hokum it turns out to be. The film very early on runs into the routine mode - we have a social misfit who is a computer nerd and a genius at what he does and an as**ole when it comes to personal relationships, the character who drives all the conversations in the film – one who’s always ready with an unerring solution while his accomplices watch in awe and one who gets all the punchlines while those around him gasp and sigh –  as if there was a concious effort at recreating the Zuckerberg persona from the Fincher film. It’s a film that confuses absolute opacity for character ambiguity and compromises narrative development for pace - stretches that could have been the dramatic highs are covered through montage. But it’s the broad strokes the film protrays its characters and the drama in that comes across as the film’s biggest transgressions.  Mohit Patil Jobs Review - Jobs Review Aug 23, 2013
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The last thing I want a biopic to do is to build on a person’s real-life image rather than having a character of its own. Or scratch that, the last thing I want a biopic to do is to try to be “inspirational”. And that Aaron Sorkin was approached to write the screenplay for Jobs only demeans the film further.

We are first introduced to Steve Jobs as a myth using the classic narrative device, he is seen only from a distance with the foreground of the frame occupied by out-of-focus figures of the attendants of the iPod launch event, introducing his own Xanadu to the world. Here’s a film that clearly knows both the classic (Citizen Kane) and the modern (The Social Network) biopic methods, and yet, it’s astounding the vacuous hokum it turns out to be. The film very early on runs into the routine mode - we have a social misfit who is a computer nerd and a genius at what he does and an as**ole when it comes to personal relationships, the character who drives all the conversations in the film – one who’s always ready with an unerring solution while his accomplices watch in awe and one who gets all the punchlines while those around him gasp and sigh –  as if there was a concious effort at recreating the Zuckerberg persona from the Fincher film. It’s a film that confuses absolute opacity for character ambiguity and compromises narrative development for pace - stretches that could have been the dramatic highs are covered through montage. But it’s the broad strokes the film protrays its characters and the drama in that comes across as the film’s biggest transgressions.

 

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Ameet Bhuvan
Ameet Bhuvan Movie Jockey
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2.5/5
The thing with making a movie about one of the most inpirational modern day heroes globally, STeve Jobs, is that there is ahuge danger of underwhle... read more
Hardeep Singh
Hardeep Singh Time-Passer
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2.5/5
When I first heard that t hey are making a movie on Steve Jobs, I thought how could they put a man's life, a man too big to be explained in 2 hours... read more
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