Jobs 2013 PG-13 CC

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Ashton Kutcher is Steve Jobs, the iconic Apple innovator and groundbreaking entrepreneur, in this epic story of how one man blazed a trail that changed technology - and the world - forever.

Starring:
Ashton Kutcher, Dermot Mulroney
Runtime:
2 hours, 9 minutes

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Jobs

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Product Details

Genres Drama
Director Joshua Michael Stern
Starring Ashton Kutcher, Dermot Mulroney
Supporting actors Josh Gad, Lukas Haas, Matthew Modine, J.K. Simmons, Lesley Ann Warren, Ron Eldard, Ahna O'Reilly, Victor Rasuk, John Getz, Kevin Dunn, James Woods, Nelson Franklin, Eddie Hassell, Elden Henson, Lenny Jacobson, Brett Gelman, Brad William Henke, Giles Matthey
Studio NBC Universal
MPAA rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 24 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

It would appear no personal life was allowed.
M. Oleson
The main problem with the film is that Jobs is the only character that is developed and he is unlikeable.
THE MOVIE GUY
Great job of portraying Steve Jobs by Ashton Kutcher.
W. Butler

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65 of 75 people found the following review helpful By Anthony L. TOP 500 REVIEWER on November 21, 2013
Format: DVD
I'm surprised I liked JOBS as much as I did, considering that the reviews surrounding the film were mediocre at best, not to mention that Ashton Kutcher is one of my least favourite actors EVER. Much to my surprise, Kutcher was actually astonishingly good in the title role.

Take him out, and you are left with a limp, unfocused, poorly paced, and incredibly boring biopic. Put him back in, and you are still left with the above, but with a daring and riveting performance at its centre.

Now, this is isn't saying much, but this is Kutcher's best performance by about 300%. He absolutely *nails* Steve Jobs's mannerisms - his stooped walk, the way he held his hands in front of him, the way he pursed his lips, etc. He holds surprising gravitas and charisma, and holds up excellently in scenery-chewing moments. The scenes where he brutally rejects the woman he impregnated, and gives Bill Gates a piece of his mind ("And I will make sure you NEVER earn a dollar again, that I don't get 90 cents from!") show a different, extremely competent side of the actor. The material surrounding him might be rote and unfeeling, but Kutcher has steel in his gaze and power in his presence.

It's a pity then, that JOBS is unfocused in it's storytelling, in need of a damn good edit, uninformative, and rather dull. No really, at times this was one of the most boring films I've ever seen. The scene where Wozniak leaves Apple should have been emotional and heartrending, but nearly put me to sleep. I would rather have had more fun reading up on infections of the large intestine.

Jobs had scenes that had no impact whatsoever on the film - extraneous, useless scenes that do nothing that bore the audience. 90% of the movie are actors talking quietly (or loudly) to each-other - just talking.
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30 of 36 people found the following review helpful By FNDNreview on August 20, 2013
Format: Blu-ray
A great many words can be used to describe the late Steve Jobs. Atop the list, you'd probably find innovator and visionary, followed by several harsher words that there's no need to use here. His contributions to the technology industry are undeniable, and while he clearly had a life full of conflict, history will always remember him as the man that started a technology revolution by co-founding the multi-billion dollar company, Apple. Today, a rough estimate projects Apple to be worth in the ballpark of $600-700 billion. And, the odds are (since you're reading this) that you probably own a piece of technology that Steve Jobs oversaw at one point - whether it's an iPhone, iPod, Mac, or one of several other forms of Apple technology. For all his flaws and rocky relationships, Steve Jobs managed to found a company, lose his place in it, and come back to make it bigger and better than ever. These real life events are chronicled in the biopic, Jobs.

Directed by Joshua Michael Stern (Swing Vote), Jobs stars Ashton Kutcher as the ambitious technology marketer, Steve Jobs. The film begins with Steve Jobs introducing the iPod in 2001, and quickly shifting to his free spiritedness as a young man during his college years. After dropping out, Steve becomes involved with Steve Wozniak - a tech guru that has been working on a personal computer. Together, Jobs and Wozniak - along with a handful of others, begin their quest to build a company, called Apple, from the ground up. After the initial success of Apple, business and egos come into play as Jobs struggles to find his way in his own company. J.K. Simmons, Matthew Modine, and Lukas Hass also star in supporting roles.

At first, Ashton Kutcher feels like an odd choice to portray Steve Jobs.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Neal Reynolds VINE VOICE on December 7, 2013
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I showed this film to my movie group composed mainly of women (one man besides myself) over age 62, and it did attract a good turnout with nobody leaving during the movie. However, it's not a great movie and won't likely get any Oscar or Golden Globe nominations although Ashton Kutcher does a surprisingly good job in the title role.

This really is more about Apple than it is specifically about Jobs. It remains interesting for the best part of the film. But it won't be memorable. From me, it gets a suggestion rather than a recommendation
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Barry on January 8, 2014
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Kutcher captures the look and mannerisms really well. He falls a bit short on how charming Steve could be, which is how he got away with being such a jerk so often. He could turn it on and off at will. Woz is a miss by a mile. Ditto Markkula. And the Rod Holt in the film is from a different planet. The story is told with typical Hollywood accuracy - somewhere way short of 50%. Which is a good thing, because parts of the real story wouldn't make a good movie. But nobody should come away thinking they now know the history of Steve and Apple. As an example, Woz was revered by the Homebrew club. The audience would have been hanging on every word, not walking out yawning. Also, the boardroom intrigue bears little reality. Most of the board members were very distant from the day-to-day. Steve tried to stage a coup and said "him or me" and they said "him." But again, that doesn't make an interesting story. Despite the myriad artistic liberties, the film brought back a lot of memories, good and bad, and it captures some of the flavor of the early Apple days. But you'd be better off reading the Isaacson bio if you want a more accurate story.
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