For 1,112 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 3.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Matt Roush's Scores

Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Wolf Hall: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 October Road: Season 1
Score distribution:
1112 tv reviews
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    The irony is that while Elizabeth is continually told to suppress her individuality for the sake of the monarchy, the marvelous The Crown renders her more fully human than ever. [7 - 20 Nov 2016, p.12]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    Suspenseful, tragic yet also uplifting in its audacious collision of fantasy and emotional realism, this haunting gem reminds us that we shouldn't speak ill of the dead.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    This show delivers the dramatic goods with painstaking authenticity each week, and even when it isn’t trying to make you cry, you can’t help but get emotionally involved in the lives of these instantly recognizable and compelling characters.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    Lavishly produced, deeply fascinating and chillingly provocative adaptation. [3-9 Oct 2016, p.22]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    Finally, cable's hit design show is back, still the best and most flamboyantly entertaining of TV's skill-based competitions.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    Vulgar and noisy, and often disgustingly hilarious, Dead Set is the perfect pop-culture poison for those of us convinced the world of Big Brother and its spawn is an endless night of the living dead, turning participants and fans alike into craven zombies.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    A fourth season of wryly amusing but often shockingly brutal backwoods mayhem.

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