For 1,166 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 49% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 48% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Matt Roush's Scores

Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 Northern Exposure: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Work It : Season 1
Score distribution:
1166 tv reviews
    • 52 Metascore
    • 37 Matt Roush
    What USA Network's adaptation lacks in star power (and does it ever) it tries to overcompensate for in atmosphere -- the same humid texture of New Orleans smells, tastes and music as in the 1987 film. But there's such a thing as laying it on too thick. The Big Easy gags on its local color. [9 Aug 1996, p.3D]
    • USA Today
    • 34 Metascore
    • 37 Matt Roush
    Jon Lovitz, reprising his hilarious sharp-tongued scout from the movie, has the right idea. He won't be back next week. [12 Apr 1993, p.3D]
    • USA Today
    • 39 Metascore
    • 37 Matt Roush
    It ricochets between Homeland-like sequences of POW interrogations, pop-music-scored sex scenes and bureaucratic squabbles. None of it fits together, and none of it is particularly compelling on its own.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 37 Matt Roush
    Say what literary critics will about John Grisham's best sellers, they're not dull. And dull is about the best you can say of the series derived from John Grisham's The Client. [15 Sept 1995, p.3D]
    • USA Today
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Matt Roush
    While Z Nation (or as I prefer to think of it, The Running Dead) doesn't exactly play the gory low-budget mayhem for campy laughter, it's hard not to roll, or possibly cover, one's eyes at something this familiar and deeply shallow, with casting mostly so generic--with the exception of Lost's Harold Perrineau as a Delta Force soldier barking orders--that they're all so much chum in this kill-or-be-eaten apocalypse.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 30 Matt Roush
    This buddy sitcom feels contrived, derivative (instead of Megan Mullally, we get a stereotyped sassy and buxom Latina secretary) and sadly lacking in essential chemistry.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 30 Matt Roush
    Reckles is merely witless, akin to a trashy and disposable beach read that should come with its own sunscreen--or perhaps a wet bar to distract us from the cheesy plotting and cardboard acting.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 30 Matt Roush
    There are some giggles here and there.... But mostly, Vicious is a creepy, in style and attitude, retro serving of tea and hostility that's unworthy of the talents on board.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 30 Matt Roush
    [A] colorless angstfest.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Matt Roush
    Lucky 7 fails to loosen up these sentimentalized working stiffs into anything resembling fully rounded characters, and wish fulfillment soon turned into a wish that I was watching something else.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Matt Roush
    Heist is a tiresome mess.
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Matt Roush
    It's not only the trash that's stinking on Melissa & Joey.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Matt Roush
    Weirdly, both the pilots of Breaking In and Comedy Central's execrable new time-waster Workaholics include multiple references to urine.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Matt Roush
    Sadly, Kirstie is all about cheese, including the moldy hook of the show's gimmicky premise.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 30 Matt Roush
    All together now: "I don't!"
    • 40 Metascore
    • 30 Matt Roush
    [A] generic dud.
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 29 Metascore
    • 30 Matt Roush
    Even without a death slot on Fridays, this strained story would be a tough sell.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 30 Matt Roush
    A trite and drab melodrama about women on the WWII homefront who go to work on the dangerous front lines of a munitions factory, assembling bombs that aren't nearly as lethal as the corny dialogue and the comically stilted performances.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Matt Roush
    This isn't so much a comeback as a case of go away and try again.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Matt Roush
    This shockingly ordinary new legal drama from Steven Bochco should seem right at home amid TNT’s ubiquitous Law & Order reruns. It feels like something you’ve seen before, maybe from way back when L&O was new.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 30 Matt Roush
    It’s not that The Vampire Diaries is a truly terrible show. It’s just so insipid and uninspired.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Matt Roush
    There's not a lot to love in this strained, often deafening update of the Neil Simon perennial. [16 Feb-1 Mar 2015, p.15]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Matt Roush
    More attention [is] paid to recreating the glam disco milieu than to developing character.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Matt Roush
    [A] turgid and convoluted pilot.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Matt Roush
    I'm not quite sure why this needed to be remade, but Lifetime's curiously inert adaptation of V.C. Andrews' twisted Gothic Flowers in the Attic at least gives Ellen Burstyn the opportunity to display her florid take on a classic Nurse Ratched/Baby Jane psycho character
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Matt Roush
    It could as easily be Sesame Street as Brewster Place, the way everyone has become so doggone lovable and earnest in this transformation from dark- edged 1989 miniseries to sunny weekly half-hour drama. [1 May 1990]
    • USA Today
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Matt Roush
    Graynor is so obviously vulgar a man-eater that there's no charm to her bawdy smarm. The stereotypes surrounding her (David Alan Grier as the gullible soft-touch principal, Sara Gilbert as a desperately nerdy teacher and Kristin Davis as her prim nemesis) are little help.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Matt Roush
    You've heard of open-and-shut cases. Motive is more like open and yawn.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 30 Matt Roush
    The stars' charisma could help lift Selfie beyond its narrow premise, but at first glance, it seems too inconsequential even to qualify as an epic fail.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Matt Roush
    If you have the misfortune of meeting their tiresome friends, you'll sympathize with them. And I can't imagine anyone wanting to come back for more.

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