For 1,094 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 3.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Matt Roush's Scores

Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Battlestar Galactica (2003): Season 3
Lowest review score: 0 Work It : Season 1
Score distribution:
1094 tv reviews
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Matt Roush
    AMC's sprawling but heavy-handed attempt to revive and redefine the Western (a newly hot TV-development trend) is solemn business indeed, with precious little wit or originality.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Matt Roush
    This is one pretentious Bastard. [21-27 Sept 2015, p.17]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 37 Metascore
    • 40 Matt Roush
    Damien feels like dramatic purgatory. [7-10 Mar 2016, p.19]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Matt Roush
    [An] innocuous yet cloying exercise in precious meet-cute clichés.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Matt Roush
    The conditions at the clinic and surrounding villages are unnervingly primitive, which adds to the drama and the stakes of many of these emergency triage cases. But it's the painfully earnest dialogue that could really make you ill.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Matt Roush
    The very definition of generic.
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Matt Roush
    Too silly and slight for grown-ups, too corny for the MTV generation, Camp is like an overheated ABC Family potboiler.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Matt Roush
    Uneven.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Matt Roush
    If you’ve never seen a legal show before, maybe you’ll get something out of this; otherwise, it’s about as refreshing as wading in a kiddie pool on a scorching summer day.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Matt Roush
    Wedged between the superior company of The Middle and Modern Family is the bumbling blandness of the slapsticky Family Tools.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Matt Roush
    [A] glacially paced yawn of a yarn. [27 Jun - 10 Jul 2016, p.15]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Matt Roush
    The potentially suspenseful premise is undercut by plodding storytelling and a cast lacking chemistry. [1-15 Feb 2015, p.16]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Matt Roush
    The "games" in the pilot include a specially designed version of Trivial Pursuit where all the questions reveal aspects of this unhappy clan's back story. That's as clever as Goodwin gets, and except for Newton's daffy sparkle, there's no real incentive to play along.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Matt Roush
    Suspending disbelief would be a lot more enjoyable if we hadn't seen it all before.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Matt Roush
    Saving the least for last, Entourage feels awfully washed-out and washed-up, kind of like Vince Chase's dormant career, as the show counts down to the end.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Matt Roush
    The grotesque extremes to which Wilson stoops to get laughs in this frenetic vehicle have a whiff of desperation.... Her workplace feels like a retread of elements of Sara Rue's Less Than Perfect.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Matt Roush
    Unfortunately, The Great Escape comes off more like an elaborately silly game of hide and seek.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Matt Roush
    There is one clever gimmick--the winner gets to sit upon a "Throne of Games"--but the very-long-hour opener is a tedious affair.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Matt Roush
    It's business as usual on Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior, an uninspired spin-off of the undistinguished (except in its degree of gruesomeness) long-running hit.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Matt Roush
    I'd settle for them just being interesting.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Matt Roush
    This Dallas isn't half as good as the landmark soap whose legacy is tarnished by the cardboard pawns of the next generation, carrying out their sexual mergers and secret agendas with a uniform lack of conviction or dynamism.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Matt Roush
    The series starts strong as it establishes its hooks, but fails to stick any of its underwhelming climaxes. [7 - 20 Nov 2016, p.13]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Matt Roush
    White Heat proves to be a warmed-over and tepid mishmash of changing-times clichés.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Matt Roush
    Spartacus is derivative as entertainment and primitively pandering as a diverting spectacle of campy historical fiction.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 Matt Roush
    This feels like the kind of show ABC used to churn out in its sleep.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Matt Roush
    While the purpose of all of this is to urge you to skip this version and try to get your hands on the saucy British original, it's only fair to report that one of the four--Jes Macallan as Milano's unrepentantly slutty sis, a real-estate broker having it off with her boss--captures the Mistresses spirit of naughty fun (never without consequences).
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Matt Roush
    The only moment anyone’s likely to remember from the colossal dud of The Jay Leno Show's opening night--which felt more like an off night of the old Tonight Show--was a moment where no joke was cracked, indeed where no word was spoken.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Matt Roush
    The more promising [of the two TNT shows--the other is "72 Hours"] is The Hero, which at least allows the contestants to develop as characters--although you might wish there was less focus on the sniveling crying of mother-of-three Patty.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Matt Roush
    Some are embracing this as a juicy guilty pleasure, a return to Dynasty times by way of The Count of Monte Cristo. I found it all a bit predictable and thick, like I was choking on Crisco.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Matt Roush
    The game's the only thing in companion piece 72 Hours, which feels like an amped-up leg of The Amazing Race or a condensed version of Survivor if not its Eco-Challenge predecessor.

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