Friday, September 4, 2015

Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine Movie Review

The Joker and the Thief

IMDb Plot: A look at the personal and private life of the late Apple CEO, Steve Jobs.

Two hours is too long for any documentary; but at least Alex Gibney shows us something new (backdating, driving without license plates) about a modern-day Edison, who stopped at nothing to beautify the way we channel information. The first two-thirds of Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine paints a relatively flattering picture of Jobs, before diving into a condemning attack on Apple. Coupled with the words of a scorned lover (Chrisann Brennan) it's easily the most negative portrayal of Jobs to date. Kōbun Otogawa remarks, "He's brilliant, but too smart I think." Gibney, history (and Jobs) proves him right.