A MUST HAVE FOR ANY MYSTERY FAN, If you can handle it.
Harold Wolf | Wells, IN United States | 09/06/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"WOW! Spellbinding. A contemporary mystery and British drama that will NOT allow you to stop between the four episodes. The plot is murder based on revenge revolving around MOBILE phone use. The story bounces around in time as fast as cell phone calls, but never gets you lost, except for "who dun it?", or "who is doing what next?" The cast of characters involved in the whole story are so intertwined and separate events so interwoven that it is hard to find distinction between the victims and the villains. Who is the bad guy, anyhow?
There is included the shootings, bombings, a child seduction, blackmail, murders, suicide, bad cops-good cops, hit and run death, conspiracy, revenge, war, corrupt business, betrayal, snipers, theft, sabotage, and Beelzebub all connected with text-messaging. What's not to like?
It is the masterful criss-crossing of the plot(s), written by British TV writer, John Fay, that makes this what surely will become a Classic mystery of the century. It may leave you looking over your shoulder the next time your cell phone rings. There's no end to the action and intrigue.
Acorn Media gets a huge prize for adding the subtitle option. Jamie Draven (playing ex-soldier, officer Stoan) & Michael Kitchen, ( Telecom exec, David West) should also be given high performance awards. 206 minutes that guarantee you can't figure it out till the story decides to reveal the ending.
And the greatest mystery: the credits include as "Assistant Script Editor" the name of Catherine Cookson, a prolific British author of great fame. She died June 11, 1998, several years prior to the creation of "MOBILE" (2007)."
Sinister and great entertainment
J. Stridiron | 04/03/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"There are 4 episodes which, at first, do not seem to be tied together. However, the plot goes back and forth and motives of the characters get more sinister with each scene. The final episode does tie all together. Michael Kitchen does not play a very nice person and if you have seen him in Foyle's War it is difficult to imagine him taking this role and playing it so well."
Chris Gibbs | Fanwood, NJ USA | 10/31/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The acting is first-rate, the plot is satisfyingly complex if you don't mind several reversals snatched from the air, production values excellent. But the viewer has to be willing to suspend disbelief pretty darn high, like accepting that hypnosis can alter daily behavior, and a killer who, quite randomly, kills or does not kill with no discernible reason. By the end I found myself calling out the plot changes. Still, pretty entertaining if you don't demand too much."