Steve Jobs

Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs is much more like a play than a movie. And this, above all, is why it is disappointing. It's so easy to see that the screen has been limited to the conventions of a stage, with claustrophobic results. You keep wanting the camera to do more, to break out of its theatrical confines, but it almost never does. As a consequence, Steve Jobs has no cinematic moments, no movie magic.

Jobs is very talky. No one ever shuts up and provides a space with much-needed silence. Everything has to be filled with words, and words, and more words. It's as if Sorkin cannot trust an actor to communicate a feeling nonverbally. This kind of overwriting is great for the actors. Which is why Michael Fassbender does an excellent job of playing Sorkin's Steve Jobs. The script gives him lots of material to show his chops. But a real film does not need so much acting.

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Director
Danny Boyle
Cast
Seth Rogen, Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet