Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter.
Director: Danny Boyle
Cast: Michael Fassbender, Seth Rogen, Katherine Waterston, Kate Winslet, Jeff Daniels
Release Date: Oct 09, 2015
Rated R for Language
Runtime: 2 hr. 1 min.
Danny Boyle’s electric biopic of Apple’s cofounder and CEO crackles at a steady pace throughout. Aaron Sorkin’s script is excellent as expected with Michael Fassbender and Kate Winslet excelling at the requisite walk and talk throughout the film. Boyle’s direction and his filming techniques, he uses 3 different film stocks for each section, keeps the dialogue heavy film moving at an impressive pace. It rarely lags, an impressive feat for a 2 hour film that doesn’t have much going on outside of a series of conversations. Fassbender disappears into his role especially as the film moves into the final act. He’s magnetic for the entire run time. Kate Winslet delivers equally impressive work in a supporting role with Jeff Daniels and Seth Rogen making the most of their limited screen time. Daniels and Rogen both get excellent exchanges with Fassbender that you just have to sit back and appreciate the level of talent on display. Steve Jobs is sure to litter the awards docket with Fassbender leading the charge with a best actor nomination.