“There’s no one version of Steve Jobs,” Todd Leopold writes for CNN. “Genius. Storyteller. Myth-making salesman. Hard-nosed businessman. Adventurous seeker. Brutal critic.”
“There are teenagers who see him as another Einstein, the man who unlocked their technological dreams with Apple’s — that is, Jobs’ — iPhones, iPads and Macs,” Leopold writes. “There are colleagues who see him as a harsh taskmaster who, nonetheless, helped drive them to create their best work. And there are loved ones and rivals who see him as selfish, evasive, distant and cruel.”
“He was, as director Alex Gibney’s film Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine shows, whatever you wanted to see,” Leopold writes. “CNN Films’ “Steve Jobs: The Man In The Machine” airs Sun. Jan. 3 at 9 p.m. ET on CNN.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Gibney’s Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine, which Apple VP Eddy Cue called “inaccurate and mean-spirited,” has been widely panned by those who knew the real Steve Jobs.
If you’re going to waste your time, know going in that this is just another hit-piece.
Eddy Cue: New Steve Jobs doc is ‘inaccurate and mean-spirited’ – March 16, 2015
The Hollywood Reporter reviews ‘Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine’ doc: Unnecessary – March 16, 2015