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Fresh Air film critic David Edelstein reviews the new film Steve Jobs starring Michael Fassbender as the Apple co-founder:

“Michael Fassbender is a fine Jobs: He gets the lean, hungry, predatory gaze, and in the last act he’s every inch an ascetic, high-tech guru in a black turtleneck and wire rims. But he goes soft the way [screenwriter] Aaron Sorkin does. The film Steve Jobs shrinks the man to fit the heartwarming Hollywood biopic template. Jobs gets publicly shamed, listens hard, and becomes a better dad. Well, maybe he did, but I think it’s a sad reflection on mainstream American filmmaking if that’s the movie’s real story. “

We’re also playing excerpts of our 1996 interview with Jobs and our 2011 interview with Walter Isaacson who wrote the best-selling biography.