For 1,229 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 Game of Thrones: Season 4
Lowest review score: 0 Work It : Season 1
Score distribution:
1229 tv reviews
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    Danny Glover's Atlanta is steeped in an urban hard-knocks authenticity. [5-18 Sep 2016, p.22]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 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.
    • 92 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    The summer's most wildly original new series. [27 Jul - 9 Aug 2015, p.12]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    Richly human and ruthlessly plotted--though overeager in repeatedly stating its existential theme of bad choices and worse consequences--Ozark is a triumph for Bateman. [24 Jul - 6 Aug 2017, p.14]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    There's a solemn fascination in the details of soulless ritual depicted in the Handmaid's Tale ... A deadlier game of rebellion seems to be brewing, promising thrilling twists to come in this already terrific Tale. [17-30 Apr 2017, p.18]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    Broadchurch sets a high bar for the British mystery, sustaining its mournful suspense over eight hours without ever lapsing into cheap sensation or shock. [26 Jun - 9 Jul 2017, p.12]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 57 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    [A] terrific dynastic saga, a darker-than-dark "Giant" [1956 film directed by George Stevens]. [3-16 Apr 2017, p.19]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    Indian Summers comes close to achieving that Nirvana [1984's The Jewel in the Crown]. [21-27 Sept 2015, p.16]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 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 Magazine
    • 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 Magazine
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    An intoxicating mosaic of choreography, wordplay and music. [8-21 Aug 2016, p.16]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    This grueling but rewarding 10-part series from Ridley Scott's company is like a Masterpiece version of a classic horror movie: literate and philosophical, yet shocking but terrifically scary. [19 Mar-1 Apr 2018, p.12]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    Humans feels like that sort [The Twilight Zone] of instant and very humanistic classic. [22-28 Jun 2015, p.10]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    Sam Esmail’s weirdly mesmerizing cyberthriller continues to pull off an audacious feat of boldly original, eerily relevant and daringly surreal storytelling, reminiscent of the visionary cinema of the 1970s. [25 Jul-7 Aug 2016, p.14]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 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 Magazine
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    Somehow both literate and ludicrous, the fractured fable of the imperiled but resourceful Baudelaire children finds wit amid the weirdly grotesque. [16-29 Jan 2017, p.17]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    Dear White People balances satirical irony and deep-seated rage to tell its richly entertaining, wildly funny yet deadly serious character-driven story of identity politics. [1-14 May 2017, p.19]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 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 Magazine
    • 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.

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