Endeavor
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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… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Whether the Endeavor pilot, which drew an impressive 8.2 million viewers in Britain, will delight the die-hard Inspector Morse fan is questionable."
‑ Mike Hale, New York Times
"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."
‑ Nancy DeWolf Smith, Wall Street Journal
"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."
‑ David Wiegand, San Francisco Chronicle
"It is a suitably complicated and pictorially engaging work of period suburban mystery."
‑ Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times
"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."
‑ Gail Pennington, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"A treat for the faithful."
‑ Matt Roush, TV Guide
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