Jobs is about how Steve Jobs, played by Ashton Kutcher, went from being a university dropout to co-founding and running Apple Inc. However, this isn’t a documentary or biographical film.
It’s also worth mentioning that despite the title of the film, the film is more focused on Apple than Steve Jobs.
The Good Bits
For me, the biggest standout in this film was the acting, particularly Ashton Kutchers’ performance, because all the main cast were very believable in their roles.
Being strongly interested in technology, I also find the rise of Apple, one of the most significant technology companies in the world, very interesting.
The Bad Bits
This film seemed to me to be a sort of highlights reel of the founding and rise of Apple Inc. Some of the events, particularly the angry phone call made by Steve Jobs to Bill Gates (who were friends) lacked some context and weren’t explained very well in the timeline of the events that were portrayed.
This film also doesn’t take a particularly in depth look at the events of Apples creation and rise. This film does serve as a good summary of the creation and rise of Apple, but it isn’t complete or entirely accurate.
In the trailer embedded above, and throughout the film, Steve Jobs is portrayed as ‘the original innovator’. That’s something I disagree with. There have been many people all throughout history that have innovated in some way. For example, Nikola Tesla is a well-known inventor who created many innovations, such as AC power. He was alive before Steve Jobs, so calling Steve Jobs the ‘original’ innovator isn’t really accurate.
On a side note, this video takes a critical look at Apples inventions since after Steve Wozniak left Apple:
Overall, this is an interesting film with solid performances from the main cast. However, it’s let down by a lack of depth and inaccurate portrayals of the characters.