Ashton Kutcher isn't getting high marks for his role in 'Jobs' (Photo: Open Road Films)
Love him or hate him, Steve Jobs was one of the most fascinating public figures of his time. But the new biographical film about the Apple co-founder hasn't been fascinating ... to most critics. And they're blaming Ashton Kutcher for bogging down the memory of the late tech icon.
Indeed, "Jobs," in which Kutcher plays the man who brought us the iPod, the iMac, and the Apple II, isn't shaping up to be a game changing hit like the products its title character brought us. "Kutcher is everything except interesting," contends the Chicago Tribune's Michael Phillips.
"Though Kutcher does throw himself into the role with all he's got, trying to capture Jobs' distinctive walk and mercurial temperament, his performance comes off as an assemblage of mannerisms with no deeper feeling or understanding," Mark Olsen of the Los Angeles Times writes.
Alonso Duralde of the Wrap agrees: "Kutcher, to his credit, doesn't downplay the jerk part, but he never has that moment where the performer disappearsRead More »from Dude, Where's My Oscar? Ashton Kutcher Missteps as Steve Jobs