For 1,102 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 3.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Matt Roush's Scores

Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 O.J.: Made in America
Lowest review score: 0 Work It : Season 1
Score distribution:
1102 tv reviews
    • 88 Metascore
    • 60 Matt Roush
    The pressure [from the recount] brings out the worst in characters who have never shied from revealing their basest natures. Unfortunately, it also brings out the clumsiest in the show's writers, straining to one-up their own breathtaking cynical vulgarity with jokes in need for a rewrite. [2-8 May 2016, p.18]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Matt Roush
    The very definition of generic.
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Matt Roush
    Jackie Robinson could have used more fire in its storytelling, but like its subject, there's nobility in its restraint. [4-17 Apr 2016, p.21]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 82 Metascore
    • 60 Matt Roush
    David, and the viewer, can't be so sure [the things you see are real], as every journey into his mind reveals a freaky maze of disturbing memory. Not an easy show to watch, Legion is even harder to shake. [30 Jan - 12 Feb 2017, p.19]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 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 Magazine
    • 81 Metascore
    • 50 Matt Roush
    Plays like an over-extended 13-hour arc pitting her against mind-controlling villain Kilgrave. Less would have been more. [9-22 Nov 2015, p.13]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 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
    • 60 Matt Roush
    When it moves beyond easy cornball laughs to tackle tough issues like sexism, immigration and faith, this is as pungent as the current standard-bearer, CBS's Mom, and just as memorable. [2-15 Jan 2017, p.19]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Matt Roush
    Mike Colter as Luke is a physical marvel and an appealing center of moral gravity in a show that all too often telegraphs its plentiful punches and twists. [26 Sep 2016-2 Oct 2016, p.16]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 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 Magazine
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 50 Matt Roush
    It's agreeable popcorn fare, though like many Netflix originals, might have had twice the impact at half the length. [11-24 Jul 2016, p.17]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 76 Metascore
    • 50 Matt Roush
    Give the wobbly tone, straddling camp and extreme action, it's hard to tell where this mayhem is headed. [23 May-3 Jun 2016, p.15]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 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 Magazine
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Matt Roush
    Though the glacial pace is more akin to molasses, and the plotting offers few surprises in the first three episodes, there's a powerful contrast between these untended fields and the glittery L.A. skylines visible from the swank home of Charley. [5-18 Sep 2016, p.23]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 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 Magazine
    • 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

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