Endeavor (2012)

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… More

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Mike Hale
New York Times

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

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Nancy DeWolf Smith
Wall Street Journal

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.

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Matt Roush
TV Guide

A treat for the faithful.

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David Wiegand
San Francisco Chronicle

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.

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Robert Lloyd
Los Angeles Times

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

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Gail Pennington
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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.

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Keith Watson
Metro (UK)

Endeavour was a spot-on portrayal of a young Inspector Morse and it would be a crime if the trials of the stoic detective were not turned into a series.

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