Extras: The Extra Special Series Finale (2007)



Critic Consensus: Along with the requisite cringeworthy humor and impressive celebrity cameos, Extras' finale ultimately offers a cautionary tale through Andy's personal growth.


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Andy hires a new agent and finally leaves 'When the Whistle Blows' in this series finale special.

Critic Reviews for Extras The Extra Special Series Finale

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (10)

[The finale] descends into the sort of rote "be careful what you wish for" moralizing that defines so many tiresome celebrity biopics that it dilutes its more uproarious moments...Still, celebrity cameos...keep it plenty lively.

Jun 19, 2018 | Full Review…

Halfway through the 80-minute Christmas special, jokes are jettisoned in favour of a heavy-handed, sentimental and awesomely patronising fable about meaningless celebrity.

Jun 19, 2018 | Full Review…

Gervais and Merchant...redeem Andy, which may come as a disappointment to darker-hearted fans. But I'd argue that the optimistic conclusion is wholly in keeping with the show's tone from the start.

Jun 19, 2018 | Full Review…

All the themes covered throughout the series are pulled together into one impassioned essay warning about the dangers of celebrity culture...It's a beautiful moment and makes for a fitting, thought-provoking curtain call.

Jun 18, 2018 | Full Review…

It just about manages to feel less self-regarding and simply more funny than the TV series.

Jun 18, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The 2007 Christmas Special is an example of British TV at its very best: funny, intelligent and heartbreaking.

Jun 19, 2018 | Full Review…

The pinnacle was a carefully honed three-minute monologue, simultaneously blunt and heartbreaking. [This scene] shows how you can take craft a bumbling actor like Millman, living from role to role, and have him mean much more than the sum of his parts.

Jun 19, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

It's extra, it's a finale and it is, indeed, special.

Jun 19, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Until its concluding minutes, however, the Extras finale is much darker and more depressing than what preceded it-indeed, it just might qualify as one of the most cynical depictions of show business in any screen medium.

Jun 19, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It's a magnificent end to an underappreciated series, but it's also the beginning of Gervais' second act.

Jun 19, 2018 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

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