Alex Gibney’s documentary about Steve Jobs debuted at the South by Southwest film fest in Austin this weekend, and the first reviews have called film a “coolly absorbing, deeply unflattering portrait of the late Silicon Valley entrepreneur.”
Eddy Cue took to Twitter this morning to blast the Oscar-winning director’s film, saying he was “very disappointed in Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine.”
Here’s what Cue had to say about the documentary:
“Very disappointed in SJ:Man in the Machine. An inaccurate and mean-spirited view of my friend. It’s not a reflection of the Steve I knew.”
In the past, Jobs’ favorite execs have expressed disgust at Walter Isaacon’s biography, which wasn’t even that damning — it just wasn’t interesting.
Gibney’s CNN-financed documentary reportedly doesn’t contain many new revelations that weren’t in the Isaacson bio. It’s easy to complain about the “impressionistic” portrait Gibney painted of Jobs, but Apple refused to participate, which omitted some of Jobs’ closest friends from the picture.
Cue was quick to mention that the Apple-approved biography Becoming Steve Jobs , which is coming out soon, will be the first “to get it right.” Based on our first glimpse, he’s probably correct.