Steve Jobs (2015)
This award-winning drama takes us behind the scenes of three of the biggest tech launches of the 80s and 90s, ending with the unveiling of the iMac in 1998, focusing on the role of the iconic man at the centre of the digital revolution.
Directed by Danny Boyle and written by Aaron Sorkin, the film stars Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs, Kate Winslet in an Oscar-nominated role as one of the original members of Apple Macintosh, Joanna Hoffman, Seth Rogen as Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, Sarah Snook (Succession) as Andrea Cunningham, who helped launch the Apple Macintosh in 1984, and Jeff Daniels as John Sculley, who took over as Apple CEO in 1983.
Critics raved about the film, with the Guardian calling it “A drama that is genuinely concerned with thinking and ideas relevant to the way we live now”, and the St Louis Post-Dispatch calling it “as original and risk-taking as its subject”.
Fassbender’s performance as Jobs won the lion’s share of praise. London Evening Standard writes, “Sometimes Fassbender’s face is rigid with tension. Elsewhere he’s loosey goosey. What’s uncanny is that despite no prosthetics being used he never looks like himself.”
IMDB rating: 7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 86%