For 911 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 50% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 46% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Matt Roush's Scores

Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 The Larry Sanders Show: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Work It : Season 1
Score distribution:
911 tv reviews
    • 33 Metascore
    • 20 Matt Roush
    It wants to be shockingly frank but is mostly dour and phony.
    • TV Guide
    • 40 Metascore
    • 10 Matt Roush
    Big Day should be retitled "The Longest Day," as it spends an entire season showing us how many dreadfully unfunny complications can spoil a single wedding day.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 20 Matt Roush
    An embarrassing dud that's both trashy and self-pitying.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 20 Matt Roush
    Worth watching? First you’d have to stay awake.
    • TV Guide
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Matt Roush
    Downbeat and earnestly preachy about community and survival, this weird show is further hampered by glum Skeet Ulrich’s miscasting as the all-purpose prodigal hero.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Matt Roush
    This shockingly ordinary new legal drama from Steven Bochco should seem right at home amid TNT’s ubiquitous Law & Order reruns. It feels like something you’ve seen before, maybe from way back when L&O was new.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 30 Matt Roush
    The pilot episode involves an endless debate over a mysterious "fecal deposit" left on a chair. Let that be a metaphor.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 20 Matt Roush
    To say these guys are stereotypes does insult to the clichés they clumsily represent.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 30 Matt Roush
    Bores by being relentlessly glum.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 20 Matt Roush
    Forrest gives two of these pointless segments a one-half star rating, and that's being generous.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 20 Matt Roush
    Which "Sex and the City" knockoff is worse, ABC's "Cashmere Mafia" or NBC's Lipstick Jungle (based on Sex author Candace Bushnell's best-seller)? It really depends which one you're watching at the time. Both are simply dreadful, failing miserably at making their glamorously high-powered heroines sympathetic, credible or remotely interesting.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 30 Matt Roush
    All together now: "I don't!"
    • 28 Metascore
    • 30 Matt Roush
    [A] colorless angstfest.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 20 Matt Roush
    A far cry from Boston Legal or even The Practice, this is so clumsy in its mix of the procedural and the personal that it should barely be legal.
    • TV Guide
    • 68 Metascore
    • 30 Matt Roush
    I find The Riches emotionally flat, borderline pretentious and (metaphor acknowledged) dramatically phony.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 30 Matt Roush
    There is exactly one interesting storyline.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 20 Matt Roush
    Fails as documentary (too phony) and as entertainment (too dull). ... With its tilted cameras recording stilted reality, this empty vehicle for sound-bite narcissism is 20nothing.
    • USA Today
    • 64 Metascore
    • 30 Matt Roush
    Silverman reminds us how quickly the novelty can wear off while watching a pixie with a potty mouth.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 30 Matt Roush
    Bad enough that dark-haired Sandra Bullock lacks the fuzzy but tough quirkiness of Melanie Griffith's Tess. And that Nana Visitor's boss lady, a two-faced Yalie named Bryn, has none of the swagger and venomous sting of Sigourney Weaver's comic caricature...But to make matters worse, by the end of the opener these two now- conventional gals are more allies than adversaries. [16 Apr 1990, p.3D]
    • USA Today
    • 63 Metascore
    • 30 Matt Roush
    There are some giggles here and there.... But mostly, Vicious is a creepy, in style and attitude, retro serving of tea and hostility that's unworthy of the talents on board.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 10 Matt Roush
    It's just more of the same martial artlessness. I kept expecting to see Batman-style OOF! BAM! graphics on screen.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 20 Matt Roush
    He's also just not very funny. Smug monologues to the camera about how life is like volleyball or driving won't have you rolling, and his misadventures - of the high-tech, computer-hacking variety - are awfully predictable. [23 Aug 1990, p.3D]
    • USA Today
    • 61 Metascore
    • 20 Matt Roush
    Confusing tastelessness and cheap profanity with actual humor, this misfire from executive producer Denis Leary feels like a series of limp outtakes from the more daring Rescue Me.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 20 Matt Roush
    The season's silliest new action-fantasy-adventure.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 30 Matt Roush
    A trite and drab melodrama about women on the WWII homefront who go to work on the dangerous front lines of a munitions factory, assembling bombs that aren't nearly as lethal as the corny dialogue and the comically stilted performances.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 0 Matt Roush
    Watching this inane New York story of four neurotically babbling sisters, each trying to outcute the other, is like swallowing vanilla lip gloss while someone's screaming in your ear.
    • TV Guide
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Matt Roush
    More attention [is] paid to recreating the glam disco milieu than to developing character.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 30 Matt Roush
    Welcome to the Captain, a tepid comedy about would-be wackos in a Hollywood apartment building, is such a dud that it's likely to only make some of us miss the funnier "Big Bang Theory" (which it temporarily replaces) even more.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 20 Matt Roush
    An especially silly descent into incoherence.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 30 Matt Roush
    Rules would be more engaging if it weren't so familiar, but there is at least one consistently hilarious performance: Patrick Warburton.

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