The Ashton Kutcher-led Steve Jobs biopic JOBS had its first screening yesterday as it closed out the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Early reviews of the movie has hit the web. Here’s a round up of reviews below, which give the movie some mixed opinions below:
Eric Kohn, from Indiewire:
Stylishly realized despite its unsophisticated storyline, “jOBS” has been shot by Russell Carpenter with brightly lit images that accentuate the eponymous innovator’s constant motivation. That achievement is complemented by Kutcher’s committed performance, certainly his most impressive turn in years, which conveys the character’s focused, manipulative intentions in each calculated look. But Matt Whiteley’s by-the-numbers screenplay, which tracks Jobs from his slacker days as a college dropout to the launching of Apple computers in his parents garage and eventual transformation into billionaire CEO, can’t keep pace. Shifting through bullet points of moments from Jobs’ life, the story maintains the subtleties of a made-for-TV movie and relates an origin tale with a superficiality one could obtain through a cursory browsing of Jobs’ Wikipedia page.
Ashton sent out the following tweet to his followers, which shows him looking like Steve Jobs:
Thank you Sundance for your support of Jobs pic.twitter.com/kPS3wTd6
— ashton kutcher (@aplusk) January 26, 2013
Co-star Josh Gad was also excited to have the film debut at Sundance:
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) January 26, 2013
JOBS will hit theatres on April 19th. Who’s excited to see this?