For 937 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 Mad Men: Season 4
Lowest review score: 0 Work It : Season 1
Score distribution:
937 tv reviews
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    [A] quietly creepy and profoundly unsettling supernatural mystery.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    There's always a surprise in baseball," says one of the game's biggest fans, Boston scribe Mike Barnicle. His lifelong emotional roller-coaster as a Red Sox loyalist--years of disappointment turned to rapture by the team's 2004 World Series victory--is one of the most enjoyable narrative threads in the glorious four hours of Baseball: The Tenth Inning.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    It's hard not to be moved by Rectify's unique approach to a redemption story, with an aching tenderness cloaked in a suffocating sadness.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    If you can handle it, The Walking Dead is grade-A terror.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    This could be the start of something great. In just a handful of episodes, it's already powerfully terrific.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    Rectify is touching in so many ways, and the only drawback is that six hours is not nearly enough to tell this story, with an open-ended conclusion that's more disturbing than satisfying.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    The winsome Sarah Michelle Gellar is a huge improvement over bubblehead Kristy Swanson as the new Buffy, moving with her mom to the "one-Starbucks town" of Sunnydale, Calif. She's cute and pert but nobody's fool. [10 Mar 1997, p.3D]
    • USA Today
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    John Adams, based on David McCullough's acclaimed biography, is as sumptuous and satisfying as TV gets: gorgeously produced, marvelously acted and written with a sense of high drama amid generous displays of wit.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    Surreal and harrowing.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    It's a brisk, naughty little show, among the freshest of genre parodies. Despite its vintage look, Archer feels very modern.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    Transparent's transcendent empathy and wry, raw realism make most of this fall season's new batch of network sitcoms seem even emptier than usual.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    Sherlock is the rare reinvention that's likely to enchant purists as well as those yearning for a new look at an old favorite. Should you bookmark it now on your DVR? The answer, my dear reader and viewer, is elementary.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    This is a gorgeous piece of storytelling that requires and rewards patience.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    Raylan's endgame, targeting childhood buddy-turned-criminal nemesis Boyd Crowder with the reluctant help of Boyd's jailbird fiancee, Ava is especially taut and entertaining. [19 Jan-1 Feb 2015, p.14]
    • TV Guide
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    [Alec Hardy's] partnership with the disillusioned Miller, whose help he needs more than he would like to admit, provides the fractious core for an affecting personal and legal drama. [2 Mar 2015, p.12]
    • TV Guide
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    Brilliantly performed. [29 Mar 1991]
    • USA Today
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    [A] marvelously original and instantly engrossing hybrid of origin story, prequel, and spinoff. [1-15 Feb 2015, p.16]
    • TV Guide
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    The stakes couldn’t be higher, or the drama more compelling. Breaking Bad is back, badder and better than ever.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    Director Lisa Cholodenko (The Kids Are All Right) and Emmy-winning writer Jane Anderson (The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom) take their time, over four engrossing episodic hours, to create a full, believable world around Olive.... McDormand is wondrous, matched by a splendid supporting cast.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    When a new comedy shows up as fresh, original and painfully hilarious as Sons & Daughters, at first I want to cheer. And then I start to worry if it can survive. Call it Arrested Development syndrome.
    • TV Guide
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    An instant delight that is sure to be a favorite perennial for years to come.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    Lapine uses a half-dozen of Sondheim's most notable songs as a springboard for a biographical study that's contemplative, analytical and transcendentally emotional.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    It lacks the star power (Hugh Grant, Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet) of Ang Lee's 1995 Oscar winner. But Austen's characters are so enduring and endearing in their virtues, vanities and passionate follies that they don't require movie stars to bring them to life.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    As unnerving as it is erotic, The Affair promises to be a show to remember.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    Almost the Truth (The Lawyer’s Cut) is a serious history of sublime nonsense, packaged with classic Python-esque irreverence.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    A show and a heroine larger than life, twice as colorful and infinitely more adorable.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    This sleek, sexy, smartly cynical drama about selling everything from cigarettes to Nixon also nails the era's attitudes of casual prejudice and sexual manipulation.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    In what may be the most enjoyable transition from hit movie to TV series since M#A#S#H, Parenthood is for all those who yearn to see thirtysomething played for laughs. [20 Aug 1990, p.3D]
    • USA Today
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    This show earns its laughter with sharp writing, brilliant casting and characters that hit very close to home while often striking a nerve (mostly the funny bone).
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    Nobody said the creative process was pretty, but rarely has it made such electrifying TV.

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