Tirdad Derakhshani

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For 256 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 74% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 23% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Tirdad Derakhshani's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 I Am Not Your Negro
Lowest review score: 12 xXx: Return of Xander Cage
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 25 out of 256
256 movie reviews
    • 32 Metascore
    • 63 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Despite its formulaic structure, The Abandoned has a lot going for it. It eschews cheap scares, bloodletting, and gore. Instead, it works the audience with good, old-fashioned suspense. And it has heart.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Partridge portrays David with immaculate timing and meticulous attention to detail. We feel for the character's pain, but never quite trust him.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 Tirdad Derakhshani
    It would better to call it Two Actors in Search of a Story.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Tirdad Derakhshani
    For all its grand promises, Ip Man 3 teeters uneasily among B-movie clichés.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 63 Tirdad Derakhshani
    It's grown-up, deadly serious, and free of the ham-handed romantic subplots that mire so many films from the region in ick stew.
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    • 75 Tirdad Derakhshani
    A small, intimate micro-budget effort, Altered Minds boasts terrific production values, pitch-perfect performances, and an eerie soundscape of found noises that evoke the feel of a surreal nightmare.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Tirdad Derakhshani
    It's refreshing to see an actor tell his own story with some real honesty. Overall, however, Tab Hunter Confidential is too much like every other Hollywood True Story out there.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Amid all the horror and the black ooze, there emerges a deeply touching story about the power of love.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 63 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Despite its terrific performances and its great use of locations, Shelter doesn't have enough substance to hold your attention or linger in the mind for long.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Despite its visual beauty and Rahim's extraordinary, and silent, performance, the film never quite manages to connect on an emotional level.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 63 Tirdad Derakhshani
    While its message is a little simplistic, Knock Knock is shot through with a brilliant, gleefully anarchic dark humor that's equally fun and disturbing.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 63 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Velásquez is a remarkable individual, and her message should not go unheeded.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 38 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Overall, the effect is closer to a Monty Python skit or a Village People music vid than a serious film about civil rights.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Exceptionally graceful and accomplished, Ozon's film challenges our received notions of normalcy, intimacy, and love.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Wolf Totem has some of the most exciting, mind-blowing scenes of nature I've ever seen.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Phase II has some nice comic touches, but it's a forgettable B-movie.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 38 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Unsullied was made by a director with real promise. It's a shame Rice picked this turkey to shoot as his first
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Tirdad Derakhshani
    The intention is clear: Garneau wants to make his points as persuasive and accessible as possible. Yet, the truths That Sugar Film contains were already obvious decades ago. It's sad that we need reminding.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 63 Tirdad Derakhshani
    The chemistry between Smulders and Bean is simply terrific. Their performances almost save the film from its earnest, if bumbling, attempts to make a statement about the social, economic, and racial differences that divide the two characters.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 63 Tirdad Derakhshani
    A stunning examination of teenage cruelty, exploitation, and crime that refuses to give us the satisfaction of identifying with the characters.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Williams does a terrific job portraying Nolan's ambivalence, the mix of fear, guilt, and excitement that grips him and the gradual change he undergoes in the ensuing weeks.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 63 Tirdad Derakhshani
    While it has considerable charms, Hippocrates is just too predictable.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 38 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Aloupis is not untalented as writer or helmer. But his first outing is an unsurprising, paint-by-the-numbers picture.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Tirdad Derakhshani
    A breathtaking, disturbing look at urban angst and the emptiness of youth culture.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 63 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Winterbottom's films never bore. They do sometimes frustrate, provoke - even anger. That's the case with his entry in the true-story genre, The Face of an Angel.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Funny, wry, tragic, and deeply moving.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 38 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Messy and confused, the film is a mishmash of tropes from Shakespeare, heist movies, family melodrama, and romance novels hastily thrown together.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 38 Tirdad Derakhshani
    A schmaltzy, deeply sentimentalized drama about American slavery and the rise of the Underground Railroad.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Tirdad Derakhshani
    One of the most insightful films about the War on Terror since 9/11.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 88 Tirdad Derakhshani
    A fascinating, suspenseful story about obsessive love, money, the Mafia, and murder.

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