Monday, October 26, 2015
Movie Review: Steve Jobs
The biopic Steve Jobs starring Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen and Jeff Daniels, and directed by Danny Boyle is a fast-paced snapshot of three different presentation made by Apple founder and CEO.
The performance by Fassbender is easily one of the best of the year. He captures the neurotic, commanding nature of the revolutionary minded Jobs. He had the demeanor and accent down and carried the film throughout.
Kate Winslet provided the support as Steve Jobs's advisor, Joanna Hoffman. Winslet delivers another powerful performance and balanced Fassbender's oddness with some down-to-earth no nonsense trying desperately to keep him in line. She had the most emotional parts of the film.
Seth Rogen and Jeff Daniels shared the screen momentarily but it all felt too quick to make much of an impression.
Though I like the direction, overall I thought Boyle's film felt a bit too rushed and since I've heard some of the production woes, this may have been result of a forced film. The box office does not look positive though it may stick around if it continues to get good word of mouth. I'm not even sure this will make it in my top ten this year though.