For 1,050 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 3.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Matt Roush's Scores

Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 The Roosevelts: An Intimate History
Lowest review score: 0 Bob's Burgers: Season 1
Score distribution:
1050 tv reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Primeval mixes elements of "Jurassic Park” and "Stargate," rarely taking itself seriously while also warning of the consequences of not confronting these threats to mankind.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    This fall's best and most original drama taps a gusher of intrigue and twisty romance, with star-is-born James Wolk the most irresistible con man since Lost's Sawyer.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    This is one fabulous ride.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    This Technicolored kaleidoscope fable of life, love and perpetual whimsy restores my faith in TV's ability to amuse, enchant and entertain with endless invention and eye-popping style.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Collision is a terrific example of an unconventional and original story, weaving suspense, irony, mystery and emotional turmoil in the aftermath of a deadly multicar freeway pileup.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Hit & Miss, the fun is just beginning, and I can't wait to see where this twisted but strangely affecting story goes next.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    This is a very special, terribly fragile, series. [7 Oct 1991]
    • USA Today
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Matt Roush
    Downton is on much firmer and more satisfying ground when charting the new romantic possibilities for Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery) or spinning sentimental morality tales among the colorful servants below stairs.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 91 Matt Roush
    As leaps of faith go, yes. And faith--in visions both magical and musical--has everything to do with Eli Stone's divine appeal.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Much more conventional than Girls in its savagely profane workplace humor, its bad behavior recalls Curb Your Enthusiasm while the setting is reminiscent of The Larry Sanders Show in its hysterical behind-the-curtain peek at dysfunction and incompetence in high places.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Skepticism turns to pleasure as Greg reveals himself to be a wide-eyed charmer (think a less smarmy Greg Kinnear) and Sweden becomes an unexpectedly welcome and disarming diversion in a summer cluttered with noisy mediocrity.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    [A] tantalizing quasi-mock-documentary.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    By the time the sing-along version of High School Musical 2 airs Sunday (8/19, 8/7c), two nights after the first screening, many kids already will have memorized the lyrics--and probably many of the dance moves. It's going to be that addictive.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    Graphically sexy and scary, and often wildly funny, True Blood, from Six Feet Under’s Alan Ball, turns Charlaine Harris’ rollicking mystery novels into a broadly entertaining, deliciously twisted slice of modern Southern Gothic.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Matt Roush
    In one of the well-chose news excerpts from the time, NBC's Tom Brokaw laments: "No one likes what's going on, and there's no real winners. We have gone from shock to discomfort, now to a combination of anger, depression and shame." All of these emotions are palpable in the riveting docudrama. [4-17 Apr 2016, p.20]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Ripper Street is mighty fine bloodsport.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    A quietly absorbing elegy for old-school spooks, Page Eight bristles with jazzy intelligence.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Matt Roush
    There's enough to enjoy in Weeds that you could get a contact high just by tuning in.
    • 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
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Under the Dome is TV as page-turner.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    So generous in its jolts that you barely have time to dwell on the plot holes, The Strain may not be the most original thrill ride, but it's among the summer's most enjoyable, elevating its genre clichés with a pulp urgency that, like the monster's icky wormy offspring, gets under your skin and stays there.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Matt Roush
    A lavish romp of campy romance and corny adventure that absolutely must not be taken seriously. If the plot's full of holes, they're plugged with a heedless style that makes this the season's most purely entertaining new show. [10 Sept 1993, p.3D]
    • USA Today
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    Animation has rarely felt so explosively, hilariously defiant.
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Matt Roush
    A grueling but intriguing new double-fisted drama set in the world of mixed martial arts.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Matt Roush
    Even when the show gets a bit silly, there's a healthy sense of wonder at the origin of the artifacts our heroes regularly track down.
    • 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
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Matt Roush
    Sons may be as busy as it is brutal, but at least its heartlessness is in the right place.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Matt Roush
    As you watch the smart, sophisticated, sharply written and slickly directed Spin City strut its stuff, memories of Murphy Brown's early days may come to mind. Dominating a volatile, high-profile workplace and supported by a crackerjack cast, Fox demonstrates superb and crafty comic timing in a tailor-made role. [17 Sept 1996, p.1D]
    • USA Today
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Matt Roush
    Though boringly narrated by a 93-year-old Indy, the tales are the stuff of many a kid's adventure story - back when kids still read. [4 Mar 1992, p.1D]
    • USA Today
    • 71 Metascore
    • 63 Matt Roush
    At least this feels like a culture-clash adventure, not merely an audition for the seven callow cuties sharing yet another fab flat. [27 Jun 1995]
    • USA Today

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