Steve Jobs Review

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      Danny Boyle does it again as he brings another riveting script to life in this beautiful, experimental take on moments that define a man.Even though this film has been dragged and bludgeoned in the production process Boyle found a way to raise it from the ashes and make it the enthralling piece of art it should be respected as. Does Fassbender look like Steve Jobs? No, not even remotely, but a more fitting question would be: does Michael Fassbender prove he’s the most versatile actor working today by delivering yet another great performance? Hell yes, the man is able to convince you he’s Steve Jobs and de-mystify the man in the process, he delivers each Sorkin-scripted line too perfection and manages to place you in Steve Jobs’s shoes as tries to make sense of the off-screen insanity that occurred during the three product-launches that are depicted in the film. But, its not only Fassbender who delivers an incredible performance, Seth Rogen shows he’s more than just the stoner in every comedy, Winslet is able to add another captivating performance to her resume (maybe even another Oscar), Jeff Daniels is great, and Michael Stuhlbarg steals every scene he’s in. As for Sorkin’s writing, its great as always, every two seconds you hear something that’s worth writing down and paired with this film’s real-time feel too it, it adds a layer of urgency to each scene in the same way it intelligently defines and establishes characters based on what they say. Now, it comes to the man in charge, Danny Boyle who is truly one of my favorites directors today. Even though he subdues his directorial flair too let Sorkin’s script flourish, Boyle is able to deliver with an incredible story, get great performances out of his actors, and leave you wanting more. This last point actually might detract from the viewing experience since as the film ends you’re left wanting more, you want another backstage scandal revolving around the birth of the Iphone or Ipod which they simply reference in the film and even though Boyle did lessened his use of Boyle-isms when they do appear they feel out of place since it appeared he was refusing to use them during the majority of the film’s runtime. Discounting those minor flaws I just mentioned Steve Jobs is one of 2015’s best films, Steve Jobs is an exemplary film that illustrates how each component of a film interacts with the other. Seen in the way Boyle chose to film each era differently too show the evolution of technology and our characters through the ages, Daniel Pemberton’s boisterous score that matched Jobs’s personality, and the sense of urgency that is perceived because of Boyle integration of the real-time  for of filming make this film work to near perfection if it weren’t for some alienating directorial flourishes here and there and a lost opportunity at tackling the launches that define Appple Inc. as we know it today. Having criticized the film for feeling a bit dissatisfied in its choice to end before selfish me wanted it too,  I must declare that I cannot argue that the film’s ending permeated a sense of beauty that stuck with me and completed a perfect character-arc. Having shared my thoughts on the brilliance of Steve Jobs and categorizing it as one of 2015’s best film experiences I rate Steve Jobs at an 85 out of 100 because of some minor flaws that seemed to disrupt the films fluidity.

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