Rated 2.0

In attempting to illustrate what made an ambitious man tick, Jobs itself isn’t a very ambitious film—more a homogenized series of events that smack of re-enactment rather than a collection of moments that illuminate the subject for which it attempts to create empathy. Not that empathy and Steve Jobs are usually mentioned in the same breath. In fact, the late co-founder and CEO of Apple comes across as a sociopath, and the film doesn’t do much to offer a counterargument. As the title character, Ashton Kutcher has the look, but lacks the chops. And if there was redemption to all of Jobs’ ruthlessness, the movie fails to cultivate it. Instead, after he ultimately destroys everyone who ever crossed him, we’re rewarded with a final image of a smirking Jobs, his feet kicked up on the desk of an empty boardroom. Paradise Cinema 7. Rated PG-13.