For 1,113 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 Wolf Hall: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 October Road: Season 1
Score distribution:
1113 tv reviews
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    Rectify is touching in so many ways, and the only drawback is that six hours is not nearly enough to tell this story, with an open-ended conclusion that's more disturbing than satisfying.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Matt Roush
    Once again the veterans wipe the floor with the young whippersnappers.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Matt Roush
    It may be formula, but one where all the elements reliably click. [16 Sep 1992]
    • USA Today
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    If you can handle it, The Walking Dead is grade-A terror.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    This is a gorgeous piece of storytelling that requires and rewards patience.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    The Night Manager has been adapted and updated into a thrillingly suspenseful Mission: Impossible playing out on a grand international canvas. [18 Apr-1 May 2016, p.18]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    This is classic Law & Order through and through, where only the wigs worn in court and the accents are significantly different. The London environs evoke the urban New York feel, and the cast here is top-notch, refreshingly reintroducing us to the notion of a lead detective who's been around the block a few times.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    The most merrily macabre yet. [27 Feb - 5 Mar 2017, p.17]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Matt Roush
    Feud doesn't disappoint in its vivid depiction of this rivalry for the ages. [6-19 Mar 2017, p.20]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    The irony is that while Elizabeth is continually told to suppress her individuality for the sake of the monarchy, the marvelous The Crown renders her more fully human than ever. [7 - 20 Nov 2016, p.12]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    This is how you honor show-biz legends, by hiring authentic actors to deliver sensitive interpretations (not caricatures), evoking the essence and burden of stardom without becoming a voyeuristic sideshow.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    Somehow both literate and ludicrous, the fractured fable of the imperiled but resourceful Baudelaire children finds wit amid the weirdly grotesque. [16-29 Jan 2017, p.17]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    Sam Esmail’s weirdly mesmerizing cyberthriller continues to pull off an audacious feat of boldly original, eerily relevant and daringly surreal storytelling, reminiscent of the visionary cinema of the 1970s. [25 Jul-7 Aug 2016, p.14]
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Extras captures the stifling boredom and raging egotism of life behind the camera.
    • TV Guide Magazine
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    An instant delight that is sure to be a favorite perennial for years to come.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    The women are the main event here, including the wonderful Audra McDonald (also a Tony winner) as Walter Lee's long-suffering wife and Sanaa Lathan as his spunky sister. It would take a hard heart not to root for this family, to cry with them or to rejoice when they finally get their moment in the sun.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Mirren... hits a dazzling career high.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Watching Dr. Katz, with its jittery cartoon figures and deadpan monologue rants, is like experiencing a particularly giggly head trip. [5 Apr 1996]
    • USA Today
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    I can attest there’s no such thing as too much Larry. Or, more to the point, too much Curb. Weak with laughter, I couldn’t be happier to welcome it back.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    Dexter's quality has ebbed and flowed over the years (peaking in the John Lithgow season), but so far, this season is looking like a riveting winner.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Even if they're barely keeping hope alive through mordant laughter, Mom is oddly uplifting in its portrayal of scrappy survival against the economic odds.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    The show has found its footing again after a scattershot second season. The dramatic focus is very tight, not to mention topical
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Matt Roush
    Torchwood: Children of Earth is one of the TV events of the year, and anyone with a taste for serious dark fantasy is encouraged to strap in for the thrilling, chilling and unnerving ride.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Matt Roush
    This is sleek, sexy, smart, densely written and deliberately paced adult entertainment.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    This disarming winner has you instantly rooting for basketball prodigy Cam Calloway (Jessie T. Usher).
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    A wafer-thin but bonbon-yummy romantic sitcom that sweeps you off your feet and deposits you in a gale of giddy laughter. [24 Sept 1997, p.3D]
    • USA Today
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Once again, PBS delivers the goods--and while it may be too harrowing at times to describe as a bundle of joy, the heart-tugging Call the Midwife is a delight to watch.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Witty and wacky--but emphasizing the wacky above all--this sharp-tongued, sweet-souled sitcom picks up without losing a (heart)beat.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    I’m just as tickled to have Project Runway back on any network, and the move to Lifetime, change of locale and long wait between seasons don’t appear to have dimmed its bitchy allure.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Matt Roush
    This is the best new series, network or cable, of the midseason. An immediately addictive brew of action, suspense and wry humor, the show is grounded in Olyphant's low-key but high-impact star-making performance, the work of a confident and cunning leading man who's always good company.

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