For 929 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 51% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 45% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Matt Roush's Scores

Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Desperate Housewives: Season 5
Lowest review score: 0 Stalker: Season 1
Score distribution:
929 tv reviews
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Glee finally presents its second act tonight. And yes, it was worth the wait.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Nerdy sweetness and deep silliness flow effortlessly from Andy Richter.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    In this clever series of politically and sexually charged Masterpiece Mystery! movies based on books by Michael Dibdin, and beautifully filmed on location, lone wolf Zen finds his reputation for integrity challenged on all sides.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    The scenes in which the older and younger versions interact, with Hamm counseling and cajoling the panicked and miserable Radcliffe as a Ghost of Torment to Come, crackle with a surreal bite.... Not for the squeamish, Notebook is worth bookmarking if you've an adventurous streak.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    He [David Walton] and About a Boy are at its best in those disarming moments when Will lets down his guard and faces his grown-up responsibilities to teach Marcus how to enjoy the "total exuberance" of boyhood.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    The new setting and a fresh, swank look help restore energy and a sense of freakish fun to what had become a morose melodrama.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    The high concept of this buddy mystery-comedy is as familiar as it is inviting.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    The spirit of John Hughes lives on in this rowdy ensemble of insecure spazzes and delightfully fresh mean girls (yes, we're talking about you, Sadie).
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    This is one of those potboilers where the good guys (Madfadyen as a pious friar, Sewell as a master builder) are impossibly noble, suffering in a lawless time through the murderous machinations of the endlessly scheming villains (most notably McShane hamming it up as a cunningly ambitious church official).
    • 44 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    If Around the World doesn't exactly reinvent the genre, it still manages to refine the familiar bits with sumptuous location shooting and a sense of adventure.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    BBC America delivers a satirical treat in the uncannily topical Twenty Twelve.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    It would all be terribly sad it if it weren't so incredibly funny.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Who's a villain and who's a hero here? Can you tell the pawns from the players? All excellent questions as we become absorbed in FX's latest thrill ride.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    It's an awfully good [documentary].
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Well, Talking Funny is certainly addictive.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    An endlessly curious and unexpectedly intelligent social experiment.
    • TV Guide
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    This is one fabulous ride.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    A searing, sizzlingly well acted docudrama.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Manhunt goes beyond the actual raid to explore the CIA's culture of intelligence gathering, including the internal debates on Bush-era "enhanced interrogation techniques." Even though we all know how it turns out, this is as gripping an account as you're likely to find.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    [A] macabre gem.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    I find I’m even more enthralled by Showtime’s costume melodrama The Tudors than I was a year ago.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    As fables go, Bountiful is fairly uneventful yet unexpectedly affecting, thanks to Tyson's unsparing honesty.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    This show is shocking in all the right ways. It's monstrously entertaining.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Crude in execution, harsh by design, South Park is deliciously deranged. Don't bite unless you have a taste for the tasteless. [13 Aug 1997]
    • USA Today
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    [An] important but hard-to-watch film.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    A treat for armchair travelers.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    You'd never accuse Suburgatory of subtlety, but it's a fun place to visit, even if you'd never want to live there. It's also a hoot.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Top Chef is the best-produced of TV's many cooking competitions (with Emmy nominations to attest to that fact), and the D.C. edition is already capital entertainment.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    The Walking Dead will leave you hungry for more.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Even if the bitch leaves you cold, something happening in and around Apartment 23 ought to make you laugh.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    I hung on and laughed at nearly every word.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    As Shrek wishes "A smelly Christmas to all and to all a gross night," you may be appallingly charmed.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Seriously, everyone, Luther is no joke.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Elementary brings edgy new life to CBS' procedural formula, and is just different enough from the Masterpiece Mystery! version (and Benedict Cumberbatch's Emmy-nominated spin) to prove yet again just how versatile this legendary character is.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    In an effort to (one hopes) broaden the show's appeal, Human Target immediately welcomes two new regular female characters, a rare example of tweaking a formula and making it even more fun to watch.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    A near-perfect companion piece to the similarly creepy-quirky Grimm, this lavish adaptation of the DC Comics Hellblazer series is the freakiest and most stylized fantasy pilot since Sleepy Hollow, and Ryan's instant grasp of this cocky but battered hero will make it easy to forget that Keanu Reeves ever went there.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Top of the Lake is reminiscent of AMC's The Killing in ways both good (its moodiness) and unfortunate--Robin has a fiancé back home who keeps pleading for her to return--but its world is so specific and transcendently trippy, haunted by mythic legends rooted in this unforgiving geography, that it feels wondrously fresh, alien and unforgettable.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Rescue Me is going into its twilight fully locked and loaded.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Brodie's cases tend to dwell as much on mysteries of the heart as on the usual blood-and-guts. It's a nice change and a great start to a delightful franchise.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    The women are the main event here, including the wonderful Audra McDonald (also a Tony winner) as Walter Lee's long-suffering wife and Sanaa Lathan as his spunky sister. It would take a hard heart not to root for this family, to cry with them or to rejoice when they finally get their moment in the sun.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Sunny gets its ninth season off to a strong start with a typically perverse episode.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    ABC has done well in filling the time period with a show that's both sassy and smart, singing a tune we can name in three words: It's a winner.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    An eclectic and enthralling documentary travelogue that follows the band on a musical journey to explore the rich cultural heritage of eight iconic music meccas.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    It's a treat for anyone who loves a good call-back to classic sitcoms.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    The randomness of the action and the sense of futility (most notable in Lydia's dealings with a male rape victim) distinguish Southland from run-of-the-mill cop dramas.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    When resting between thrilling action scenes, it's all very earnest, never campy or cheesy--but not particularly sophisticated or deep, either. It doesn't really have to be as long as it's entertaining. By those standards, Falling Skies succeeds.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    There's gorgeous fun to be had here.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    So generous in its jolts that you barely have time to dwell on the plot holes, The Strain may not be the most original thrill ride, but it's among the summer's most enjoyable, elevating its genre clichés with a pulp urgency that, like the monster's icky wormy offspring, gets under your skin and stays there.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Whether riffing on the show's past, unruly present ("re-piloting" as an act of reinvention) or unpredictable future, Abed is always hilariously self-aware of the TV and sitcom clichés Community excels in upending.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    The Killing is deliberately paced, but creepily engrossing in a way that may take the audience by surprise.

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