The song was used in a trailer for the video game F1 2010, and featured also in-game, as well as serving as the official theme from the Michael Caine film Harry Brown, in which Drew co-starred. The track has been covered by Jess Mills as a B-side for her 2011 single, "Live For What I'd Die For". The track also appeared in series 8, episode 2 of British comedy-dramaShameless in 2011. The main chord sequence of the song has been noted for its similarity to Radiohead's track, "Reckoner". The music video for "End Credits" was directed by Kim Gehrig, and features footage from Harry Brown. The promotional CD single features alternate artwork to the official release, and instead portrays Michael Caine pointing a gun (likely at Plan B). The VIP version of the track was released through Ram Records in the UK as a double AA-side of the VIP mix of "Is It Worth It", a track from the duo's debut album More Than Alot with vocals from Takura Tendayi.
Fraser McAlpine of BBC Chart Blog gave the song a positive review stating: "Perhaps buoyed by the success of Pendulum's radio-friendly take on drum'n'bass, London duo Chase & Status experimented with elements of hip-hop, indie and even Bollywood on last year's debut album More Than Alot. So well-regarded were the results that they landed the pair – Saul Milton and Will Kennard - a production gig on the new Rihanna album. Now, making the most of the buzz, they're back with new single 'End Credits'. Kicking off with a simple guitar riff that could almost pass for The Feeling, it's only when the beats drop around the minute mark that this becomes an identifiably Chase & Status affair. Combining their thumpingly effective d&b beats with strings, more guitars and Plan B's tender vocals, 'End Credits' has a soaring, cinematic feel while remaining perky enough to pack out the dancefloor. Proof positive, then, why Chase & Status are now being sought out by pop A-listers"..