For 1,179 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 The Sopranos: Season 6
Lowest review score: 0 Liz & Dick
Score distribution:
1179 tv reviews
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Even at its most ponderous and indulgent, Mad Men casts a mesmerizing spell, and that's true throughout this less-than-satisfying but intermittently intriguing chapter.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    A canny and clever series that makes hardware take a back seat to humanity. [31 Mar 1989, p.3D]
    • USA Today
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Mark Valley, droll and dashing, is long overdue a hit series, and I’d like to think this fast-paced piece of popcorn fluff could be the ticket. I’d watch Human Target for the retro-cool opening credits alone.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    It takes a while for this season to build up some steam--by the third episode, though, we're back in full murderous swing, with some gasp-inducing twist--and things stall whenever the focus shifts to subplots involving Dexter's police co-workers. But whenever Dexter is center stage, Dexter remains one of TV's most gripping dark entertainments.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Asylum delivers a much more evocative nightmare gallery without losing any of the franchise's provocative, look-ma-I'm-screaming bravado.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    This is a solid hour that feels perfectly attuned to the CBS lineup, although it's less formulaic than what you usually find on Fridays.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    A traditionally funnier show, a distaff Louie. ... Adlon's sardonic sensibility is perfectly suited to a show that preaches female empowerment while delivering a blunt reality check. [5-18 Sep 2016, p.22]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Unavoidably stagey in director's Richard Eyre's intimate adaptation, this tour de force is an ode to the actor's art and the sacrifice it entails. [23 May-3 Jun 2016, p.15]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Actually, his greatest gift was that of imagination, and Fleming is especially enjoyable as it dramatizes the exploits that would give birth the immortal 007.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Watching Dr. Katz, with its jittery cartoon figures and deadpan monologue rants, is like experiencing a particularly giggly head trip. [5 Apr 1996]
    • USA Today
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Funky, freaky and fascinating, Orphan deserves to be adopted by any pulp-fantasy fan.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    This is smart, satisfying entertainment that brings new life to ancient history. [28 Sep - 11 Oct 2015, p.17]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    It’s a meeting of the brilliantly analytical minds, and a master class in acting, when Hugh Laurie clashes with Andre Braugher as a crafty but also damaged psychiatrist who holds the key to House’s future, in House’s tremendously entertaining and ultimately moving two-hour sixth-season opener.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    [A] hilariously fond remembrance. [16-29 Oct 2017, p.15]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Lots to digest here. [23 Nov - 6 Dec 2015, p.15]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    This stark account of a family's downfall has the wrenching power of an Arthur Miller Classic. [15-28 May 2017, p.17]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Everyone's ruthlessly cynical machinations can take on a wearying predictability if devoured hour after hour without a break.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Adorably quirky and emotionally surprising, Eli Stone is a legal drama the same way Pushing Daisies (how I miss it) is a mere whodunit.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    This affectionate, bawdy fable about the formation of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling phenom is so much fun it hurts. [26 Jun - 9 Jul 2017, p.13]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 53 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    It’s titillating without being truly trashy, because it also has heart--for that, thank Bil-lie Piper (formerly of Doctor Who), who brings wit and warmth, but also a crisp and unpredictable edge, to the tricky role of Belle by night/Hannah by day.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Aidan Turner cuts a dashing figure as the reincarnation of Poldark, reviving an early Masterpiece breakthrough from the mid-70s with swarthy, romantic vigor. [8 Jun 2015, p.13]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    There’s plenty of life in this deluxe entertainment, with each episode expanding the world of friends and family who have a stake in Lux’s future. So far, I find myself rooting for just about everyone in this feel-good show that’s refreshingly unafraid to wear its feelings openly.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    A quietly absorbing elegy for old-school spooks, Page Eight bristles with jazzy intelligence.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Though the premise is familiar, the emotional depth and shocking twists of The Missing redefine the genre. [13-26 Feb 2017, p.19]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    24's first four hours, airing over two nights, aren't quite as electrifying as last season's opening act.... But none of these problems diminish the pulse-pounding pleasures of watching 24.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    It's sensational entertainment for adults eyes' only. [13-26 Feb 2017, p.19]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    An unusually cerebral and chillingly absorbing drama. [16-29 Oct 2017, p.15]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    A terrifically offbeat caper, serving up a sultry, sexy brew of wry humor with flashes of psycho suspense. [29 Feb-6 Mar 2016, p.17]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Connick, who was among Idol's most engaging mentors in past seasons, is even more adept in this new role, and the chemistry on the current panel is at least on par with the more celebrated Voice cast. As Idol wraps its auditions this week before heading to Hollywood, I find myself looking more forward to the actual competition than I have in years.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    True Blood is a much guiltier, trashier pleasure than the monumental Thrones, but I wouldn't miss it for all the hush puppies in Louisiana.

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