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First Reviews of Ashton Kutcher's 'Jobs': Entertaining But Safe, "Fails to Think Different", Apple Fans Will Be Very Mixed

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  1. macrumors bot



    Following the premiere of Ashton Kutcher's new film Jobs at the Sundance Film Festival, a number of publications have posted reviews of the flick which is scheduled to arrive in theaters nationwide on April 19. The first video clip of the movie was released earlier this week.

    Cinema Blend:
    The Next Web
    The Verge
    Other reviews are available from The Hollywood Reporter, Slashfilm, Indiewire, and the Salt Lake Tribune.

    Article Link: First Reviews of Ashton Kutcher's 'Jobs': Entertaining But Safe, "Fails to Think Different", Apple Fans Will Be Very Mixed
  2. macrumors 6502


    I think this will be a decent film, but don't expect The Social Network level of acting/budget.
  3. macrumors 65816

    Probably in the rush to be first, the depth of the script wasn't pushed.
  4. macrumors regular

    So, someone who watched the movie: Why is it called "jOBS"??
  5. macrumors 6502


    I really don't trust critics any more. I'd prefer to see the film and make my own judgement. :apple:
  6. macrumors demi-god


    Great question. Nobody has noticed that before on MR...:rolleyes:
  7. macrumors 6502a

    I think the film will be better than what most reviews say. Specially the ones coming from the tech and apple fanboy community who think they know it all but prob best they stick to tech reviews instead of movie reviews.
  8. Contributing Editor


    It used to be called 'jOBS' in homage to the iPod naming style. They have since changed it to 'Jobs'.
  9. macrumors regular


    Just because he may look like Jobs, doesn't mean he can "pull off" being Jobs.
  10. macrumors 68000

    They should have used Noah Wyle :)
  11. macrumors 601


    Anyone know if this'll be in cinemas in the UK, or if we'll only get it once you can buy it on iTunes/DVD here?
  12. macrumors newbie

    that still doesn't really make sense. wouldn't the correct homage be "jObs"?
  13. macrumors regular

    That would be too close to the feminine hygiene product, " OB "
  14. macrumors newbie

    I just saw JOBS at Sundance this morning. It was much better than I had expected. Kutcher did a great job. I will see it again when it comes to theaters.
  15. macrumors 68020


    I'm going in with low expectations so that I may be pleasantly surprised.
  16. macrumors 603


    CNET's review sounds particularly damning. I'll probably watch this one when it comes to Netflix instant streaming. (Assuming I don't hear rave reviews... they still have a few months to touch up this film before its public premier, do they not?)
  17. macrumors demi-god


    If I were going to see this thing, I would go in with low expectations, and expect them to be met.;)
  18. macrumors 68000


    I'm only a recent Apple convert (last few years) and haven't read the Steve Jobs biography yet... so I anticipate being entertained.
  19. macrumors 6502

    Because it's about Steve Jobs' life, or part of it at least........duh?
  20. macrumors member

    But the obvious question though...

    Has CNET's review been approved by CBS? Doesn't Microsoft advertise on CBS? Has Microsoft had their proper editorial approval over the CNET review? What about Google? IBM?

    We need to be sure this review has received proper journalistic review by all CBS partners.
  21. macrumors 68030


    Come on, a film about Steve Jobs should be freaking amazing at least. If the film about Mark Zuckerberg was good with a high budget, why isn't this better with a higher budget?
  22. macrumors regular

    so you didn't get it the first time ? :D

  23. macrumors 6502

    Snooze. Bring on the Aaron Sorkin film.
  24. macrumors 68040

    So basically what we can take away from this is that it'll be on par with Pirates of Silicon Valley when it comes to storyline, casting and budget.

    I can live with that.
  25. macrumors 68000


    I would rather not create false memories with this bit of theater.

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