Sense8: Finale Special (2018)

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Finale Special
Sense8

Critics Consensus

A hard fought coda to a beloved series, Sense8's epilogue exemplifies its strange, sensual, somewhat silly delights.

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Critic Ratings: 28

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Personal lives are pushed aside as the cluster, their sidekicks, and some unexpected allies band together for a rescue mission and BPO take-down in order to protect the future of all Sensates.

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Critic Reviews for Sense8 Finale Special

All Critics (28) | Top Critics (8)

It's not how I would have predicted Sense8 would end - all bang, some whimpers - but I can't say it doesn't feel kind of satisfyingly inevitable.

Jun 11, 2018 | Full Review…
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Sense8 already had a happy ending, thanks to the announcement that there would be a series finale. But what's been delivered will not disappoint.

May 31, 2018 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

Sense8 feels radical and transformative, even in its flaws.

Jul 1, 2019 | Full Review…

[There] isn't anything like Sense8 on television or in cinemas. There probably won't be anything else like it for a long time.

Jan 8, 2019 | Full Review…

Sense8 finale doesn't quite hang together. But "Amor Vincit Omnia" is bursting at its broken seams with warmth, hope, and a desire for connection. So, in short: It's Sense8, same as it's always been. I wouldn't have it any other way.

Dec 28, 2018 | Full Review…

By most definitions, this show is too expensive, too strange, and too ambitious to stick around. Which is why the 2-hour movie finale can't escape the giddy feeling that, shucks, we're getting away with it.

Dec 28, 2018 | Full Review…

A delicious conclusion to an ambitious global meld of faith, friendship, science, sexuality, tribes and identity.

Dec 28, 2018 | Full Review…

Though the plot is a bit rushed and sidelines a few of the show's best characters, the overwhelming message of love should leave fans on a warm and fuzzy note, while also reminding them how groundbreaking and important the series was from the start.

Dec 28, 2018 | Rating: 8.5/10 | Full Review…

I'm much more satisfied by the ways Sense8 shows its enormous heart in this finale.

May 22, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

But is it enough to be worthwhile? It's definitely a better ending than the show left us with at the end of season two, so I guess it was. And that's about as strong an endorsement as I can give.

Dec 28, 2018 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

The movie runs the gamut of emotions from joy to terror to despair to love, the series' omnipresent theme.

Dec 28, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

It's very difficult to watch Sense8 without a smile on your face.

Dec 28, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Sense8: Finale Special

  • Apr 06, 2019
    I wish Netflix had continued the story, but I am glad that it got an ending. The final special wrapped up the story and I'm glad the characters got a happy ending.
  • Jan 20, 2019
    I’ll never forgive Netflix for cancelling this.
  • Dec 31, 2018
    I want more of this show! This deserves to be running for twelve years and have four spin offs!
  • Dec 29, 2018
    I'm give season 2 an "8" overlall and the finale a "10". The series finale is everything fans could hope for. Sense8" is ground breaking in it's depiction of people/cultures we dont typically see on American television-- both in it's global focus and it's character's orientations. We have transgendered characters, gay characters and everyone across the spectrum. The show succeeds in reminding us, that despite our differences, there is beauty in humanity's interconnectedness. And that's a lesson we could all benefit from these days.
  • Nov 07, 2018
    Probably one of the most emotionally charged and intriguing Sci-Fi series. Here, the futuristic aspects of technology are left in the dust and instead the question of what makes us human and humane are explored, how are we connected and why is that connection important. It is a shame the series was canceled but I am glad that they did an actual finale instead of the usual drop as if sci-fi watchers were not an important genre.
  • Oct 23, 2018
    Just binged the whole series in 3 days only to find it's been cancelled and that this "finale" show is the unsatisfactory attempt to wrap up this excellent show! Netflix, what were you thinking to cancel one of the best shows you've ever made????
  • Sep 12, 2018
    Completely inconsistent with the previous episodes, characters that are most of the time unrecognizable from what we've seen for two entire seasons, too bad
  • Aug 16, 2018
    Everything gets wrapped up nicely. It’s too bad the show wasn’t renewed for a ull or partial season. There were several story lines that could have been more fully explored.
  • Aug 14, 2018
    Pushed by fans worldwide, we pretty much got what we wanted as it's action mixed with feelgood climax and quite a climactic last few minutes
  • Jul 03, 2018
    Brilliant! I am so happy to get a happy ending! The ending was not fully predictable! Especially as far as Kala's Love interest and marriage. I loved how all our favorite characters were included! I was totally entertained and left feeling great! Thank you for a great show!!!!

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