Awesome idea but I already watched on HBO tv 4/5
By Megan 1177
I don't know how I failed to hear about this app! I'd rather have done it this way but now don't want to repeat 6 hours from HBO. Ugh
Can’t login on AppleTV 3/5
Excited to watch. But can’t login on Apple TV. Support was hard to find and was not helpful. Too bad.
Got it to work for a while - enough to watch and find it intriguing. But now can’t login with current version again.
Awesome that this is a free app , good movie , innovative format I’ve never experienced anything like it. Great mystery didn’t see the end coming!
Dying for the next one from Soderbergh 5/5
I dreaded finishing this because it was so good. So fascinating. Watch/Read every pop up. You won’t know all sides of the story if you don’t. The concept of watching in segments is perfect for busy lives. Well done!
2 iOS feature ideas 4/5
Initially it would be great to see a couple additional iOS features: ability to pre-populate the user’s email address when creating an account, and ability to stream to Chromecast to view each story on a TV.
Really additive! I downloaded the app after watching the show on HBO, since I know this version has more details. As the trailer said, I watched the story again and again trying to make sense of everything. Ended up spending hours on this show non-stop. If you like mystery detective story, you will enjoy it. Spoiler alert: the ending is revealed in the app that answer lots of my questions. And it could be a good romance if the murder didn't happen. The looks-like bad guy turned. And the real and guy is still undercover. No justice.
A must for anyone who loves Sharon Stone (great role for her) and who enjoys new storytelling modalities.
This has taken me several days to write. I couldn’t even come up with words when I finished it. It popped up on Facebook and I thought why not. Wow. This has been the most engrossing thing I have ever watched. At first I thought maybe it would be a game. Then I started watching it and realized it was so much more. It’s definitely not a game. It’s kind of like a mini series. Each episode showed you something different. And there were different perspectives. It was so engrossing it took me only 2 days to watch it. I was glued to my phone. I would stop to think after every episode was over. It was phenomenal. I was very highly impressed.
Absolutely brilliant. I loved every aspect of it. Great writing and acting and having the whole thing via the app is awesome. Highly recommend!!!
Mind bending 5/5
This is not a Gimmick 5/5
This is a well made, strong and beautifully acted Soderbergh masterpiece that actually is even better because it’s in this format. The app experience is unique well executed and intuitive. I enjoyed it on my Apple TV and if you have one, highly recommend you do the same, as the series is beautifully shot and even more engrossing on a big screen!
Enjoyed the interactive experience, but.. 4/5
The app was a fun interactive experience I watched on my iPad two days straight. The Discoveries and character mapping made movie watching a thrill. My only disappointment was undeveloped story lines that could have gone farther or included more Discoveries. Knowing that a HBO version is coming, I will be curious to compare viewing experiences. Production value was outstanding..app content breaks new ground!
Mosaic is Terrific 5/5
Great show, kept me guessing all the way through. Definitely recommend.
Dud app 1/5
Unable to unlock any links below the initial one. Fails to work on iPad 2 Air, running OS 11.2.1.
Small reviews refuted: I’ve never known Steven Soderbergh to make a film that failed to impact the way one thinks, and this approach was no different. Ultimately, the question became “how did I validate my own choices?” Because that’s the purpose behind telling this story, in this way.
This app recognizes the viewers perspective. That’s a plus. If the viewer’s perspective is considered, and it should be, registering matters—greatly. That’s an upside, a nod to those who ‘get it’ and a rebuke to those who don’t.
(Sorry to those outside the U.S. I’m speculating non-U.S. data could skew findings.)
Ultimately, does the notion of eventualism intrigue, and possibly even alter the viewer’s perspective? If so, how closely do we resemble the unyielding antagonist? What inferences can we draw about our own justifications? These are the questions I’m left to contemplate. Presumably with merit. As Socrates said, “An unexamined life is not worth living.”
Wow! I watched it through then went back to discoveries. What a ride!!!!
Gets bogged down 3/5
Seems to get bogged down in spots. Boring with repetitive information. The acting is not that good even for an App. I keep watching hoping the story will get to the entertainment part and end and just put me out of my misery!!
Great concept, terrible ending 2/5
The concept is amazing. The story was really good and had me hooked the whole time. The ending is so piss poor that honestly it makes me feel like I wasted my time. I’m legitimately angry that I wasted all this time for such an awful ending. I was planning on doing it again with a different path but f*** that. The ending is seriously f***ing awful.
Sad waste of time.....boring 1/5
Why in the world all this talent went to waste is shocking. Sharon Stone is superb. Paul Reuben’s is Great as well but this story drags and is simply NOT worth telling. It is neither riveting nor interesting. They don’t follow a cohesive timeline or at least it lost me. I really tried to like it up until the very end. When the drama does start....and it’s very little....that’s where the acting goes bad ... I think the script was just not up to par. These actors deserve better.
Simply exquisite 5/5
This is so much more than the next binge series you were looking for. This is, without exaggeration, an evolution in storytelling.
Very good 5/5
I loved this experience! It was a very good and well written story. There were some errors in consistency related to the script but those were fun to catch. Please do more of these!
By Aizl Nol
Great show amazing story
Terrible acting 2/5
Given HBO and Sodobergs involvement I expected this to be at a certain level. Instead the acting and dialogue are what you typically find from first year film students. Really amateur, which is disappointing considering the cast.
Genius! Fun! Great design and features! 5/5
Hooked! Murder mystery that you, as the watcher choose the path for what happens next!
The episodes have great actors, roles and scenarios leave you wanting more, the discoveries give you more to think about. Cant wait for new story.
So much better than regularly scheduled programming!
Love the ability to control my experience. Then go back and watch it differently.
Awesomeness and its finest!
Really enjoyed this unique experience! 5/5
I found Mosaic to be interesting, unique and intriguing. I found myself staying up way later at night than I should have just to finish several episodes. It felt like binge watching a series but much more interactive. Really enjoyed it!
A true achievement 5/5
This is the kind of storytelling experience that you tell strangers about. The way you interact with the storyline, and essentially play the editor, is amazing. Works best on Apple TV, but worth experiencing in the app, too.
Loved it. Please more. 5/5
I am too active and work too much to watch seasons of shows. I mostly watch anything I can on my 20 minute train ride to work and 20 minute ride home. Became super invested in characters to where I would weigh my next video based off of who I wanted to watch. Please make season 2. This is the future of TV. I enjoyed it so much!
Very entertaining!! 5/5
The story was pretty intriguing and the unraveling of the mystery was amazing, especially the way this app/story uses today’s technology to entice you to learn more thru the different channels of media! I really hope there are more stories planned for the future! If there are, please let me know!!
Lol when they said Eric was probably in Truckee, I laughed because I remembered my parents telling me about how they drove through that town and how screwed up it was, because my dad had his shotgun loaded when they drove through.
Mosaic is AWESOME 5/5
Love my stories! This is movie viewing for the new age! Thank u SO MUCH for this FREE APP! I expect itll cost someday; i just pray it is low....iphones r expensive; apps shouldnt be 🙄🙏🏼😇😘
Engrossing mystery, with a unique viewing experience 5/5
I loved every minute of Mosaic. The acting was great, the story even better. I watched it all within a week on my iPhone, although it felt like it deserved more than such a small screen. The story and visuals are so engrossing though that it feels like you’re there with the characters on this journey. The app gives you multiple perspectives of the same scenes and additional documents/clips, which confusing at first, gives you character insights that aren’t really possible in traditional mediums. I hope this isn’t the last of this type of tv show experience. I’m not even sure you could call Mosaic a tv show, it’s something so much more.
This was outstanding. Great story that was suspenseful and entertaining yet also let you pick the viewpoints to watch it from. I hope more apps are developed in this framework. It was terrific.
Cringed the whole way through as much of the first episode as I could get. Makes intelligent women appear weak and unable to make a decision without a man's input. Gross. I hated this so.
Compelling and a really gripping experience 5/5
By Adrian & Rebecca
Love how it interweaves different content as you’re watching, so you don’t feel like a passive observer. For instance, the film will reference a murder and then you get to read through a website showing news articles relating to the murder. Feels like you are participating in the investigation!
You Should Get This 5/5
Great production and storyline. The additional multimedia draws the viewer closer to the story. I’m surprised at how quickly I was hooked.
More! More!!! MORE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 5/5
By C-137 Tony
I loved this all the way through. It was so interactive and the fact that you were the pilot of how your story progressed was amazing. Can we have more things like this? Ghosts? Beasts from beyond? Creatures unknown? This could be greatly expanded to other things and received with open arms guaranteed ! Please make more.
Done that 20 years ago... 3/5
By Fighting Mad Irish
I was the Visual Artist on an interactive movie for PC called Silent Steel. Same premise to a degree, only our game let you be a character. The choices you made directed the story line. Again like this, only to a degree. It still had a forward path that led to one or another conclusion. Might be the reason we never made another. Nice to see a different take on the idea though, although less interactive. Best of luck to future productions. I know the cost, this may be a short lived venture.
Nicely Done! 4/5
Love those options to follow several paths to the end, enriched by the small but meaningful “Discoveries” attached by old-fashioned lightning bolts to their primary video stages, and reminiscent of early computer storyline-based games that used similar lightning bolts to speed one’s access to other rooms (clues, usually).
He main video segments are well-acted - other than Ms. Stone’s rather unconvincing fisticuffs/vitriol.
Still, captivating throughout. Thank you, Mr Søderberg, as always, for your unusual approach to storytelling, which I first noticed in your “Sex, lies, and Videotape,” which made quite a splash when it was first released, and is now considered a classic from that time period.
Always resets where I started 1/5
By Captain Obvi
Never saves my progress :( have to star over every single time
The platform omg this is really good!!!
Interesting idea, poor execution 1/5
This app is NOT a ‘choose your own adventure’ style narrative. There’s only one storyline, you simply choose which character tells it. And as a viewer there’s really no basis to choose. Consider just because someone looks more interesting they’re better at telling the story?
On top of that, the characters are shallow and it’s hard to feel any sympathy for them. It’s hard to feel sorry for someone who is wealthy, self-absorbed, and self-loathing. And it’s hard to feel sorry for someone who prays on people like that.
Creepy and unrealistic. 2/5
I could barely get through the first video. The guy Eric was creepy and suspicious, and it's ridiculous that a seemingly intelligent woman like Olivia would so easily fall for his "charms." She was introduced as strong-willed, but that was quickly thrown aside when a moderately attractive man came to "save" her. Based on the reviews, I'm sure the storyline overall was great, but I couldn't make it far enough to find out.
Also, how are we still fighting for racial diversity?
Would prefer an edited film 3/5
Would much rather watch a single well edited cut of all this.
End of a path, but still a long way from finished 5/5
By Double nope
Wow! I knew I was in for something good with the outstanding talent surrounding and within Mosaic, and I was right. This is a professional movie that involves you through the paths that you choose.
True, its not the first if its kind, but it is the first that's perfected it. Any attempts at others will he judged against this. If you are a fan of cinema, if you love suspense, if you want to become part of the story and feel the tension as you make your chooses; then prepare to become part of the Mosaic.
Awesome on its own; spectacular that it’s free 5/5
Awesome on its own; spectacular that it’s free
Very creative! 5/5
This is absolutely one of the most interesting and creative ways to get lured and seduced into one of the most eclectic stories I have ever seen. If you enjoy a story where you have a choice to follow a certain path or multiple paths, you have to check this App out. Totally cool story-telling.
Why is the us restrictions for?
Fantastic filmmaking w bugs 3/5
Resets every time I close it so I have to fast forward through previously watched vignettes to get back where I was.
Good app 3/5
It’s a good app with an equally better story, but every time I go back on the app it starts me at square one and leaves everything else locked. I’ve done what the people behind the app have suggested in the event of a problem, and nothing is working. Like I said good story, but it’s frustrating with having to start over every single time...
Two spirited thumbs up! 5/5
An amazing story, and a fun way of watching the movie. I really liked how authentic it was. The setting of the story was in Utah, and the movie was actually filmed in Utah! Very rare to see that kind of genuine work put into a film. This is a great start in a new era of movie production, and I can’t wait to see more from Steven Soderbergh!