For 964 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 3.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Matt Roush's Scores

Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 The Sopranos: Season 6
Lowest review score: 0 October Road: Season 1
Score distribution:
964 tv reviews
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Matt Roush
    The very definition of generic.
    • TV Guide
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Matt Roush
    The movie's fun to watch, but also rather hollow, reminding me of last season's HBO movie The Life and Death of Peter Sellers. Both are well acted but with such obvious stories to tell they soon grow tiresome.
    • TV Guide
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Matt Roush
    Like most other Cheers fans, it's impossible not to miss the gang back East. But given the disappointing season at hand, Frasier will do. [16 Sept 1993, p.1D]
    • USA Today
    • 79 Metascore
    • 40 Matt Roush
    Tiresome though well acted Togetherness finds HBO falling back into the niche rut of whiny indie-film malaise. [5-18 Jan 2015, p.16]
    • TV Guide
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Matt Roush
    Ultimately, this is an easier show to admire than it is to recommend.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Matt Roush
    As a weekly series, this predictable but agreeable comedy-soap about spurned Hollywood wife Molly (Debra Messing, her neurotic sitcom mojo intact) is less heavy-handed than the starter miniseries.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Matt Roush
    When everything and every moment is studiously and heavy-handedly unpleasant, and each humorless, colorless detail seems designed to impress us with its “edge,” the overall effect ironically becomes somewhat monotonous.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Matt Roush
    One thing's for sure: Raines is weird.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 Matt Roush
    This feels like the kind of show ABC used to churn out in its sleep.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Matt Roush
    An entertaining mishmash that uneasily juggles jargony sci-fi theories with elements of military conspiracy, action-adventure, disaster movie and surreal psychological suspense.
    • TV Guide
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Matt Roush
    The plot is as stubbornly slow-burning as Hoffman's sharply reined-in performance and ultimately far less inspired.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Matt Roush
    Uninspired but competently workmanlike. [4 Mar 1997]
    • USA Today
    • 69 Metascore
    • 40 Matt Roush
    The pilot is neither thrilling nor funny enough to earn notice.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Matt Roush
    The satire is vicious, the behaviors of all parties reprehensible, which makes for a bracingly unsavory series but also one that's ultimately sour and predictable.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 60 Matt Roush
    Think "Ally McCouric" in a bubbly slapstick trifle that plays like David E. Kelley lite: less offensive, also less original.
    • TV Guide
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Matt Roush
    A good girl’s surprise pregnancy is a strong premise, but creator Brenda Hampton (7th Heaven) undercuts it by surrounding Amy with an uninspired ensemble of precociously cardboard classmates.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Matt Roush
    Uneven.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 Matt Roush
    I wish I were as invested in Amy's journey as she is, but as she blathers on about being an agent of change at her uncaring corporation, I find myself restless to change the channel to something that's actually entertaining or, yes, enlightening.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Matt Roush
    Ally McBeal has the components of a potential guilty pleasure. Giddily romantic but also sassily sardonic, it merely needs to curb some of its more groaning indulgences. [8 Sep 1997]
    • USA Today
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Matt Roush
    The action is fast-paced, the plotting dense, if often simplistic, and the tension generally sustained, as long as you don't overthink the improbabilities of the cover-up over who's responsible for the bomb attacks.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 60 Matt Roush
    In a season where all high schools look the same, with sun-drenched campuses trolled by smart-alecky know-it-alls, Beverly Hills, 90210 looks like yet another tired breath of smoggy, sunny California air...But beyond its stock characters - the freshman dweebs, the rich deb with a new nose job, the peripheral parents, the mousy scribe - there's a sweet sister-brother bond here, on a par with the better John Hughes youth- pandering flicks. [4 Oct 1990, p.3D]
    • USA Today
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Matt Roush
    What feels so tightly focused and earned in Breaking Bad too often comes off as forced and unconvincing in the land of the soulful bikers.... Still, Sons has a propulsive allure as it dramatizes Jax's attempts to take the gang legit (though he still condones murder when it's convenient) while battle lines continue to be drawn between the show's ferociously impressive leading ladies.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Matt Roush
    Well-made, but heavy-handed and hardly inviting.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Matt Roush
    Never as heightened or melodramatic as Queer as Folk (British and Showtime versions), Looking also isn't terribly distinctive and is only sporadically engaging.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Matt Roush
    A newspaper writer whose one-night-stand with a baby-faced young-un leads to predictable complications when she gets, you guessed it, knocked up.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Matt Roush
    It almost torpedoes itself by being a bore and taking its futuristic sociology too doggone seriously. [18 Sept 1989, p.3D]
    • USA Today
    • 70 Metascore
    • 40 Matt Roush
    The gimmick's in the scheduling of this tediously claustrophobic though sometimes searing half-hour drama, set almost entirely in a psychotherapist's office.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Matt Roush
    More of a curiosity than a necessity.
    • TV Guide
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Matt Roush
    It's slight, but sweet. Maybe that's all that's necessary. [20 Sept 1996, p.3D]
    • USA Today
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Matt Roush
    While there is much talent associated with this show, Parks still feels pretty much like the pits, an uneasy and uneven clone that has yet to achieve a comedic purpose of its own.

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