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Endeavor (2012)

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It's 1965, and a 15-year-old Oxford schoolgirl, last seen waiting alone in the rain at a bus stop on early Sunday morning, has disappeared and is presumed dead. The hunt for Mary Tremlett draws rookie Detective Endeavour Morse (Shaun Evans), the conflicted young detective on the verge of resignation, back to the university he'd suddenly left only a few years before. Stuck between town and gown, he is patronized by his arrogant old rival, now ascending the ivory tower, and scorned by a DS contemptuous of the "college boy." Only the former opera diva Rosalind Stromming, wife of an Oxford tutor with a murky connection to the missing girl, can offer him solace as he tries to navigate a hostile supervisor, the ghosts of his past, and a mystery that deepens with another tragic death. Discredited and at a dead-end, the solitary and cerebral Endeavour drives his first Jaguar, drinks his first pint and, to the sublime strains of opera, fights for the truth as he forges the identity that will someday become Inspector Morse. -- (C) PBS
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Mystery & Suspense , Television
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PBS

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Critic Reviews for Endeavor

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (5)

Whether the Endeavor pilot, which drew an impressive 8.2 million viewers in Britain, will delight the die-hard Inspector Morse fan is questionable.

Full Review… | August 14, 2013
New York Times
Top Critic

Endeavour is wonderfully entertaining on its own, but what puts it over the top is its loving respect for John Thaw. In that regard, it is a just tribute to a great and beloved actor.

Full Review… | August 14, 2013
San Francisco Chronicle
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Wrapping in Morse's passion for opera and crossword puzzles, Endeavour is most interesting for the light it sheds on the character development of young Morse.

Full Review… | August 14, 2013
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Top Critic

You don't have to be familiar with the Inspector Morse series in order to enjoy Endeavour. But the experience will be many times richer if you do recognize this new film as a prequel to the old show.

Full Review… | August 14, 2013
Wall Street Journal
Top Critic

It is a suitably complicated and pictorially engaging work of period suburban mystery.

Full Review… | August 14, 2013
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

A treat for the faithful.

Full Review… | August 14, 2013
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