For 1,102 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 3.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Matt Roush's Scores

Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Breaking Bad: Season 4
Lowest review score: 0 Does Someone Have To Go: Season 1
Score distribution:
1102 tv reviews
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Matt Roush
    A good girl’s surprise pregnancy is a strong premise, but creator Brenda Hampton (7th Heaven) undercuts it by surrounding Amy with an uninspired ensemble of precociously cardboard classmates.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Matt Roush
    [Graceland] is barely distinguishable from USA Network's long roster of crime capers featuring pretty people in gorgeous settings.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Matt Roush
    Here's the uncomfortable truth about Lucifer the series: It's just too damnably familiar. [1-14 Feb 2016, p.19]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Matt Roush
    After a sluggish start in the opener, which dived too deeply into the murky swamp of alien-human conspiracy.... Things pick up the next night with spooky-icky generic manipulation. Now, at the midpoint: "Mulder & Scully Meets the Were-Monster," by Emmy winner Darin Morgan at his whimsical best. [1-14 Feb 2016, p.19]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Matt Roush
    The result is a mostly wan workplace sitcom hamstrung by the premise of yoking Williams to a wet-blanket daughter as business partner (Sarah Michelle Gellar, not exactly in her element). The co-star who really pops is James Wolk.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Matt Roush
    So three cheers for Cristela and a shrug-and-a-half for Cristela, a harmless but so far forgettable addition to ABC's reconstituted mini-"TGIF" lineup. If only the show had the gumption of its leading lady.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Matt Roush
    Rake's uneven tone (which makes Ally McBeal seem grounded in reality) left me numb.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Matt Roush
    The problem is that self-styled bohemians, including sidekicks like a fey fashion photographer (John Cameron Mitchell) and a dumb-hunk bartender (Matt Borlenghi), hardly look natural delivering glib one-liners and performing slapstick spit-takes. [9 Sept 1996, p.3D]
    • USA Today
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Matt Roush
    As it wrestles with Big Moral Questions, Rubicon is unquestionably smart but undeniably sluggish.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Matt Roush
    Incorporated is too often chilly when it should be chilling. [21 Nov 2016 - 4 Dec 2016, p.19]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Matt Roush
    I simply hope Hot in Cleveland can give us more than the lukewarm pilot promises. Ohio deserves better, and so do these fabulous ladies.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Matt Roush
    If you like Lifetime, you'll probably love this one.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Matt Roush
    It almost torpedoes itself by being a bore and taking its futuristic sociology too doggone seriously. [18 Sept 1989, p.3D]
    • USA Today
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Matt Roush
    While sporadically and quietly amusing, the entire enterprise has the whiff of an in-joke vanity production.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Matt Roush
    Even if all of their naughty bits weren't pixilated--it's still a bonanza for backside gazing, just saying--they soon become so grimy, gaunt and downright miserable as they starve and shiver for days on end that it's all about as arousing as a labor camp death march.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Matt Roush
    The action is fast-paced, the plotting dense, if often simplistic, and the tension generally sustained, as long as you don't overthink the improbabilities of the cover-up over who's responsible for the bomb attacks.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Matt Roush
    Not much interesting going on here, although it can be intriguing to watch an old-fashioned-style sitcom shoehorned into the Gossip Girl age, as ABC Family continues to try to be relevant yet family-friendly.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Matt Roush
    Having peaked a few seasons back in the amazing John Lithgow season, Showtime's hit Dexter at least seems to be enjoying itself as year six kicks off.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Matt Roush
    A more conventionally crass buddy comedy about a Jersey whale-out-of-water (voiced by Book of Mormon star Josh Gad) who moves to the California beachfront with his buxom mom (Debi Mazar),
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Matt Roush
    Though the stories provide plenty of jolts, Bedlam becomes less scary with repetition during its six-episode duration, because we can see these persistent ghouls all too easily.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Matt Roush
    As an inquest and trial looms, threatening ruin to Darcy's good name, our romantic heroes become sleuths in a diverting melodrama that generally lacks the charm of the best of Austen or the intrigue of the best of James.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Matt Roush
    Replacing "Oz"'s joyfully timeless charm with perverse irony and nightmarish, hallucinatory imagery makes this three-night miniseries more of a lavishly quirky curiosity than a keeper.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Matt Roush
    This Masada is a hotbed of passion, with plenty of lovemaking amid the threat of war, and you may wonder why Sam Neill doesn't urge them to can the soap opera and cut to the chase. [23 Mar - 5 Apr 2015, p.15]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Matt Roush
    If this becomes a series, the aliens, ship and plotting can stay. As for the humans, remember Lost in Space? [22 Feb 1993, p.3D]
    • USA Today
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Matt Roush
    Atmospheric and overheated, it's often as lurid and messy as American Horror Story and almost as indulgent and incoherent, with characters from Dracula, Frankenstein, The Picture of Dorian Gray and assorted other legends of yore intersecting in an occultist brew.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Matt Roush
    Wilson and Marino are a winning duo, but I'm not sure Annie and Jake's turbulent relationship is enough to sustain a show that lacks distinction in its supporting cast.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Matt Roush
    It may be just ordinary enough to work.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Matt Roush
    Truth is, Training Day could stand being a little uglier. [30 Jan - 12 Feb 2017, p.19]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Matt Roush
    If only Grimm didn't also feel like we've seen it before, only executed with more verve and humor back in the glory days of Buffy and Angel.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Matt Roush
    It's slight, but sweet. Maybe that's all that's necessary. [20 Sept 1996, p.3D]
    • USA Today

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