Apple fans and incredulous movie-goers keen to see how slacker sitcom star Ashton Kutcher channels the late Steve Jobs will have to wait until August Photo: AP
Apple fans and incredulous movie-goers keen to see how slacker sitcom star Ashton Kutcher channels the late Steve Jobs will have to wait until August after the studio announced a delayed release date for the poorly received film.
The highly anticipated movie was originally supposed to hit US cinema screens on April 19, but received mixed reviews upon its launch at the Sundance Film festival and was held back by its distributor Open Road. It will now emerge for the paying public on August 16 in the US.
At the time of its original postponement Open Road cited a lack of time to build up the necessary buzz around the movie, but the lack of a new release date indicated concerns that it had a box office bomb on its hands.
Popular movie review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes has an overall review score of just 43 per cent, with an average score of 3/10 from the initial seven reviews it collected following the preview screenings. Reviewers described the film as being like a TV movie and, while not terrible, suggested it was disappointing and unimaginatively realised.
Another movie about the life of Steve Jobs, an Aaron Sorkin adaptation of Walter Isaacson's biography, is set to be released next year.
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