‘Steve Jobs’ review: Michael Fassbender is stunning in breathtaking, relentless biopic

“In Aaron Sorkin’s new film, directed by Danny Boyle and premiering at the Telluride Film Festival on Saturday, Steve Jobs goes from Apple inventor to Apple reject to Apple savior,” Sasha Stone writes for The Wrap.

“Those of us who grip our iPhones, type on our MacBooks, listen to our iTunes and tap on our iPads know the story of Apple. We know these beautiful items were credited after Jobs was brought back to save the company he’d co-founded from bankruptcy. We also know the withered cancer victim who fought back death until it finally carried him under,” Stone writes. “This film isn’t about that story. It isn’t about nature casually discarding even the most valued among us. As Bob Marley was quoted as saying, ‘All the money in the world can’t buy you a minute more of life.'”

“Boyle gives the film over to the writing and to the film’s lead performance, a stunning knockout by Michael Fassbender as Jobs,” Stone writes. “Boyle’s enthusiasm and zest for life, combined with Sorkin’s energy and verbal swordplay, make ‘Steve Jobs’ breathtaking and relentless at the same time.”

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