Steve Jobs is simply a masterpiece. Chronicling three of Jobs’ product launches and the affect fame has on his life, this is a biopic that doesn’t shy away from showing Jobs’ uglier attributes and his flaws, but also shows the genius who revolutionized technology.
Michael Fassbender is magnetic and a force to be reckoned with as Steve Jobs. He may not resemble the icon, but from the opening scene he enraptures you. Fassbender captured the many nuances of a complicated man, and made you understand why he acted the way he did. The supporting turns by Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen,Katherine Waterston, and Jeff Daniels are brilliant as well, but Fassbender steals the entire film.
I loved how briskly paced this film was (thanks to Aaron Sorkin’s trademark writing), and the editing was clean, crisp, and beautiful. Danny Boyle’s directorial eye is sharper than it’s ever been, and I loved that he didn’t just show a sugarcoated version of Jobs; he directed Fassbender in a way that portrayed him realistically.
The only little nitpick I had with Steve Jobs was the fact that between product launches, we don’t get a lot of insight into Jobs’ life outside of his work. Other than that, this is a cinematic masterpiece that should be viewed by anyone who loves film or is interested in the history of Steve Jobs.
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