The genius of Steve Jobs is that it doesn’t just shine a light on the genius of a great man, but instead it highlights his flaws. There is no doubt that he was a genius, but thanks to Aaron Sorkin, we can also see how damaged he was. Michael Fassbender gives a stellar performances that paints Jobs in a dozen different shades, and though he portrays him more coldly than he was in life, there is a method to the madness. The film is presented in three acts which follow three of the biggest launches in Jobs’ life. These moments are amplified by the inclusion of key characters who try to humanize the man who sees life only in ones and zeros. There are a lot of moments in this film that are certainly exaggerated for effect, but the message, as stated by Seth Rogen’s Steve Wozniak “It’s not binary. You can be gifted and decent at the same time.” really hammers home the message of the film.
Driven, in part, by a phenomenal script from Aaron Sorkin, it deserves multiple views, just like everything he does.
Thoughtful and surprisingly heartfelt, this one deserves a decent score just for its relatability and quotability…
4.5 out of 5