For 749 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 4.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Matt Roush's Scores

  • TV
Average review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 Masters of Sex: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Liz & Dick: Season 1
Score distribution:
749 tv reviews
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Heartfelt and rarely schmaltzy, call this one a winner.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Manhunt goes beyond the actual raid to explore the CIA's culture of intelligence gathering, including the internal debates on Bush-era "enhanced interrogation techniques." Even though we all know how it turns out, this is as gripping an account as you're likely to find.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    [A] snarky-yet-heartfelt sitcom.... It helps that these barbs are delivered by authentically endearing pros.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Hostages piles on twists upon complications upon secrets with enough breathless zeal to keep us wondering what will happen next, even when it challenges our disbelief.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    No one saves face in director Steven Soderbergh's ghoulishly entertaining, opulently produced Behind the Candelabra, HBO's grandest, gaudiest and most fascinating movie in quite a long while.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    While Kruger's performance is convincing and intriguing, her character begs the question of how someone so unable to communicate could ever be promoted to a position where nuanced interrogation and interaction with suspects is a must. Thankfully, Bichir grounds the show with a sheepish, weary tenacity.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    The suspense is considerable, with Luther once again desperately trying in vain to keep those he loves (including new girlfriend Sienna Guillory) out of the grisly crossfire, but the violent twists can verge on the eye-rollingly preposterous by the story's over-the-top climax, which (in happier news) reintroduces one of his most memorably seductive adversaries.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    An unsparing and sobering documentary by Marina Zenovich.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Futurama is still firing on all creative thrusters, especially in the second of two back-to-back episodes.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    There's considerable cast chemistry, but also nice touches as the cops go about their business, when in the middle of tense stand-offs and perp pursuits they encounter stubborn Brooklyn-ites who refuse to get out of their way.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Sunny gets its ninth season off to a strong start with a typically perverse episode.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    In these quieter moments, Dead reinforces its claim as TV's greatest horror drama by making us care so desperately about the characters' humanity.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    The scenes in which the older and younger versions interact, with Hamm counseling and cajoling the panicked and miserable Radcliffe as a Ghost of Torment to Come, crackle with a surreal bite.... Not for the squeamish, Notebook is worth bookmarking if you've an adventurous streak.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    [A] tantalizing quasi-mock-documentary.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    With warmth and gravity, [David Bradley's] the heart and soul of this grand Adventure.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    This tribute to the pioneering comic's life and legacy, with TV clips and audio excerpts (enhanced with crude animation) from her many comedy albums hold up surprisingly well. A rich roster of admiring celebrities weighs in.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Cosby is in fine form as he mugs with that expressive face and riffs in his distinctive voice on his favorite topics of love, marriage and family. His timing is masterful.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Whether riffing on the show's past, unruly present ("re-piloting" as an act of reinvention) or unpredictable future, Abed is always hilariously self-aware of the TV and sitcom clich├ęs Community excels in upending.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Actually, his greatest gift was that of imagination, and Fleming is especially enjoyable as it dramatizes the exploits that would give birth the immortal 007.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Everyone's ruthlessly cynical machinations can take on a wearying predictability if devoured hour after hour without a break.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Klondike delivers its dramatic bounty more effectively and compactly [than Black Sails], capitalizing on some of Discovery's favorite obsessions: dangerous vocations, gold prospecting and harsh Alaska-adjacent terrain, in a fictionalized account of the 1897 gold rush.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Connick, who was among Idol's most engaging mentors in past seasons, is even more adept in this new role, and the chemistry on the current panel is at least on par with the more celebrated Voice cast. As Idol wraps its auditions this week before heading to Hollywood, I find myself looking more forward to the actual competition than I have in years.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    This performance was the spectacular centerpiece of a confident opening night for the boyish Fallon. He quickly reminded us how different of a host he'll be from his immediate predecessor, Jay Leno.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    He [David Walton] and About a Boy are at its best in those disarming moments when Will lets down his guard and faces his grown-up responsibilities to teach Marcus how to enjoy the "total exuberance" of boyhood.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    Even if you're not as crazy about Psycho as I am, Bates Motel has a delirious allure, and its name is Vera Farmiga.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    As fables go, Bountiful is fairly uneventful yet unexpectedly affecting, thanks to Tyson's unsparing honesty.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    It's like watching Nancy Drew grow up into Wonder Woman.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Matt Roush
    This could and should be the season when Orphan Black graduates from cult curiosity and is adopted by the pop culture at large as the watercooler sensation it deserves to be.
    • 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.