"Musicians play their instruments. I play the orchestra."
Micheal Fassbender plays as Steve Jobs and oh man was he good in his role. A terrific job on Jobs ( :p ) by him, loved his acting. He even tuned his voice to sound more like Jobs' and that really made it feel like you're watching Steve Jobs instead of Micheal Fassbender, now that's how you portray someone. Alongside him, we got a great supporting cast. Kate Winslet was excellent in her role as Steve Jobs' advertising agent, and they had great chemistry. Jeff Daniels was also really great, and so was Seth Rogen, this dude once again proved he can do dramatic roles. Loved him as Steve Wozniak.
Now the movie wasn't a typical biopic. It was wholly comprised of backstage conversations with important people from Jobs' life, moments before some of his biggest reveals like the Mac in 1984. And in these conversations and moments you get snippets of Jobs' history with those people and of his early life. Not only was this refreshing, it was interesting as well. Whole movie is just dialogue after dialogue yet it was really gripping. Great delivery. The editing was amazing, there wasn't a dull moment in the entire movie. And you could really feel that these people had history with each other. The whole two hours flew by and I actually wanted more. Great soundtrack too. It made the whole movie feel more thrilling, especially in some heated dialogue scenes.
As for the movie's faults, well, the movie's different approach left a bit to be desired. It isn't as much of a movie about Jobs' history. Would have liked if first 10-20 minutes had earlier life of Jobs, how created Apple with Wozniak etc.
In the end, I loved this film. Great performances and direction. Even if you don't give a damn about Steve Jobs or Apple, this is still worth a try.