80

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Entertaining and smart, with a great, career 2.0 performance from Ashton Kutcher.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Jobs is a just-the-facts - and fiddling-with-the-facts - dramatization, forgoing any kind of deeper psychological exploration of the man and his motivations, his demons and dreams.
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63

Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
It’s superficial, but that plays into the hands of the film’s star, Ashton Kutcher.
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63

Chicago Sun-Times

By Richard Roeper
It’s a competently made, traditional biopic about a man who disdained those terms.
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

The filmmakers do fall into the trap of overly sentimentalizing a widely beloved public figure who represents an enormous cultural significance. At the same time, however, they keep the movie frequently engaging.
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58

indieWIRE

By Eric Kohn
The movie is constantly at war with attempts to provide an honest portrayal, almost as if its subject were reaching beyond the grave to steer any negativity back in the direction of a hagiography.
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55

NPR

By Mark Jenkins
So the principal point of controversy involved here is not Jobs himself, but Ashton Kutcher, who plays him. The actor's approach is to ape Jobs' speech and movements, which he does quite well. Whether mimicry qualifies as characterization is a question for Jobs' viewers to answer for themselves.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
At its best, it's a good picture, and at its worst, it's almost good.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
One thing it doesn't do is offer a revealing look at the mercurial entrepreneur. The movie that bears his name settles on a blandly superficial treatment of a deeply complex man.
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50

Variety

By Justin Chang
Ultimately, Jobs is a prosaic but not unaffecting tribute to the virtues of defiance, nonconformity, artistry, beauty, craftsmanship, imagination and innovation, qualities it only intermittently reflects as a piece of filmmaking.
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44 out of 100
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