Growing up with an Apple II and having read books and articles of the history of Apple Computer, I do not mind spending more than 45 minutes to see how the Apple II comes to life in Jobs (2013). I do not believe the mainstream audience shares my enthusiasm though, and I guess they may be more interested in seeing the creation of iPod and iPhone instead, which are mostly absent in this movie.
Watching this movie feels like watching a documentary of the history of the early days of Apple Computer. The climax is not given a thorough or interesting treatment, and some characters such as Gil Amelio seem to have given too little screen time, and it made a difficult period for Jobs look like just a minor setback and is overcome in no time. Those who expect another The Social Network (2010) level of greatness, or a deeper analysis of Jobs’ personality, will be severely disappointed.