For 1,105 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: 63
Highest review score: 100 Breaking Bad: Season 4
Lowest review score: 0 Does Someone Have To Go: Season 1
Score distribution:
1105 tv reviews
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Bear in mind that if Men were any more low-key, it might evaporate in front of you. This seriocomic slice of life is best when we're at the diner or on a hike with these superbly acted smaller-than-life not-quite-heroes (Braugher, Ray Romano and Scott Bakula).
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Matt Roush
    Fargo's compelling, powerfully entertaining story is as strong as its great performances.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    Sherlock is the rare reinvention that's likely to enchant purists as well as those yearning for a new look at an old favorite. Should you bookmark it now on your DVR? The answer, my dear reader and viewer, is elementary.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    You're The Worst finds hilarity in Season 3 in the unstable fault lines of [Gretchen's] passionate but perversely ambivalent relationship with struggling author Jimmy. [22 Aug - 4 Sep 2016, p.17]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    The Knick teems with forbidden passions and lives of unquiet desperation. [26 Oct - 8 Nov 2015, p.14]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Engrossing six-hour docudrama.... Nick's decline, grounded in a somber, unflashy realism by director Paul Haggis plays out within a parable of race and class schisms, wit serialized subplots humanizing the disadvantaged citizens from the projects. [10-23 Aug 2015, p.12]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    Simply put, the journey of Battlestar Galactica is one long, exhilarating headtrip.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Matt Roush
    By the end of the second episode of Better Call Saul's very slow-burning sophomore season, Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) finally gets a call reminding us of the Saul Goodman he'll eventually, and regretfully becomes. [15-28 Feb 2016, p.17]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    A treat for armchair travelers.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Nothing about the seventh and final season of The Shield feels like a show running out of gas.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    ABC has done well in filling the time period with a show that's both sassy and smart, singing a tune we can name in three words: It's a winner.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    An excellent eight-part British mystery reminiscent of The Killing and Broadchurch in its brooding anguish.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Matt Roush
    For those of us who hungered for a year to witness these new chapters, the appetite is insatiable.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Matt Roush
    Teeming with anger, sorrow, passion and purpose, this powerful and harrowing movie is part tragic love story in plague times, part agitprop manifesto and tribute to tireless activism.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    As unnerving as it is erotic, The Affair promises to be a show to remember.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    While prolonging the inevitable, and potentially blunting whatever narrative momentum still exists in a most inelegant and desperate-seeming way, it's no wonder the often dazzling opening episode--titled Time Zones, in a nod to the firm's now-bicoastal focus--is so preoccupied with time.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    Brilliantly performed. [29 Mar 1991]
    • USA Today
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    Lapine uses a half-dozen of Sondheim's most notable songs as a springboard for a biographical study that's contemplative, analytical and transcendentally emotional.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Powerful new season. [4-17 Jan 2015, p.15]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    The Killing is deliberately paced, but creepily engrossing in a way that may take the audience by surprise.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Matt Roush
    It's sometimes lyrical, other times cruel, provocatively adult and often profane. The downside: a suffocating ambiguity that may smother its hopes for commercial success. [25 Oct 1996]
    • USA Today
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Its third macabre season magnifies every succulent image and sound to its creepiest potential. [1 Jun 2015, p.18]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Matt Roush
    Will Antoine achieve his musical dream? How long can Ladonna hold onto her business when her husband and sons (and now mother) live long distance in Baton Rouge? Theirs are among the myriad stories swirling in the funky gumbo of this one-of-a-kind drama.
    • 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
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Matt Roush
    Exasperating but fascinating.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    While things invariably and hilariously go wrong, Party Down’s appeal comes from the interplay of these endearingly delusional wannabes—now including Megan Mullally, replacing the irreplaceable Jane Lynch as a perky single-mom new recruit.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Matt Roush
    American Crime unfolds its troubling and gripping story over a broad urban canvas of racial disharmony, class animosity and familial dysfunction. [2 Mar 2015, p.12]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    Dexter is real, all right. Real good.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Insecure is brazenly confident in its comic, profane authenticity. [3-9 Oct 2016, p.23]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    There are myriad pleasures to be had on the grace notes. [5-18 Dec 2016, p.22]
    • TV Guide Magazine

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