Saturday, September 3, 2016

Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine

Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine, an inquest in to the life and enigma of the Apple prodigy, is ultimately a disappointment for prolific documentarian Alex Gibney, oddly refusing to look its hypocritical, egomaniacal subject in the eye when it clearly has the objective to set out to do so, and winds up as just one more failed screen translation of his life's work. Instead, the movie goes off on strange tangents and even nauseatingly succumbs to the same adulation it is so ponderous and critical of at its outset. Even the film's technical qualities are not up to snuff, appearing to be shoddily strung together with obvious narration by the director.
** out of ****