Four stars (NR)
Who could have imagined that the American adaptation of Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant’s brilliant limited-run British mockumentary TV series would not only succeed on its own terms, but continue to thrive in its third season? Carell keeps honing his squirm-inducing portrayal of office manager Michael Scott, with Rainn Wilson by his side as demented lapdog Dwight Schrute, but the big fun comes from the rest of the Dunder-Mifflin workers, the blessedly credible romantic triangle between Jim (John Krasinski), Pam (Jenna Fischer) and Karen (Rashida Jones), and the hilarious confrontations between Scott and openly derisive warehouse supervisor Darryl (Craig Robinson). Great stuff. 574 minutes.
DVD INFO: Includes three hours of deleted scenes, commentary tracks on eight episodes, mock mini-documentaries and more."