Steve Wozniak Shreds New 'Jobs' Movie

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Steve Wozniak, the man who founded Apple along with the late Steve Jobs, is not a fan of the new film 'Jobs'. Wozniak suggested the movie, which stars Ashton Kutcher, is misleading.

Wozniak recently took to tech blog Gizmodo to rant about the movie, which debuted last week.

"I suspect a lot of what was wrong with the film came from Ashton's own image of Jobs," Wozniak said.

Wozniak's main concern appears to be that Kutcher -- who made a name for himself on Fox's "That 70s Show" and MTV's "Punk'd" -- failed to capture the essence of Steve Jobs' real-life personality.

Wozniak Working On Separate Biopic

Wozniak is currently working on another Steve Jobs biopic being made by Aaron Sorkin (release date unknown).

Wozniak says he voiced concerns about the movie's script but was ignored by Kutcher, who seemed determined to stick to his script.

Another problem with the film, according to 'Woz': it suggests Steve Jobs was always the genius he became.

"I'm grateful to Steve for his excellence in the i-era, and his contribution to my own life of enjoying great products, but this movie portrays him having had those skills in earlier times," Wozniak said. (Source:

Although Wozniak was quite unimpressed with the movie's historical value, he did say he felt "the acting throughout was good."

Unfortunately, it just wasn't accurate.

'Jobs' Not Getting the Job Done

Wozniak isn't the only critic giving 'Jobs' two thumbs down. According to, which collects and records movie review scores, 'Jobs' has been positively reviewed by just 24 per cent of all critics.

That means about three in every four movie critics think the film's a dud. (Source:

Of course, historical accuracy isn't a concern for most critics in this case or in the past.

Ben Affleck's 'Argo', which won the Academy Award for best picture, took a U.S.-centric view of what was an essentially Canadian mission to free American hostages from revolutionary Iran.

Most critics didn't seem to mind.

In this case, it seems people are most concerned with the film's slow pacing and lack of polish. "If Jobs had been a producer on Jobs, he would have sent it back to the lab for a redesign," said Liam Gacey, movie critic for The Globe and Mail.

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