Tirdad Derakhshani
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For 76 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 59% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 38% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Tirdad Derakhshani's Scores

Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 The Returned: Season 1
Lowest review score: 30 Almost Royal: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 47 out of 76
  2. Negative: 15 out of 76
76 tv reviews
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Tirdad Derakhshani
    It's a deeply moving, unforgettable experience.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Masterfully written by Chibnall and brilliantly executed by a superb ensemble cast.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Tirdad Derakhshani
    A stunning, richly textured, feminist existential epic.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Tirdad Derakhshani
    One of the most powerful and original dramas to grace the broadcast networks in years.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Throughout, Rectify maintains a remarkable rhythm--somewhere between reverie and anxiety. It takes its time, exploring characters' faces and gestures, their personal tics and their relationships--a glimpse into their souls.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Tirdad Derakhshani
    What makes the film especially memorable, and equally flawed, is its single-minded determination to drive out all the sleaze and scandal that so defined Burton and Taylor's love affair. Ivory doesn't spin a celebrity tale here but rather a universal story about love won and love lost.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Tirdad Derakhshani
    The writing has moments of embarrassing earnestness better left for a college-dorm bull session. For the most part, though, it is fearless and never shies away from showing its characters in a less-than-flattering light.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Brilliantly written and photographed, it's as thrilling, exciting and groundbreaking as The X-Files was in its era.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Tirdad Derakhshani
    It's too early to tell whether the new season will have the intelligent plotting, tense pacing, and superb cohesion Morgan and her actors brought to the first. But it's off to a good start.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Tirdad Derakhshani
    The Game is wonderfully atmospheric, stylish, and sexy. But it's a most un-Bond-like yarn. It is totally grounded in the reality of the era.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Its characters aren't valiant champions of truth, beauty, and goodness, but deliciously compromised anti-heroes who are morally ambivalent, if not downright nasty. More compelling--at least for English lit nerds--our leads go toe-to-toe and fang-to-fang against an army of vampires while speaking poetry.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Brilliantly written, with stunning performances, this will be Luther's final year on TV.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Fortitude has a lot going for it, but it lacks a unifying focus or center of gravity. Scenes seem slapped together without much forethought and with little connective tissue.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Tirdad Derakhshani
    The series is a breath of fresh air: It's not flippant, but neither is it geekily earnest; it's moody and dark, yet never self-indulgent; it has strong characterization without resorting to caricature.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Tirdad Derakhshani
    The cases aren't always exciting--there's a lot of waiting around--but the people we meet are always interesting and are depicted with class. This is Cops for people who hate shows like Cops.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Tirdad Derakhshani
    An intricately drawn and superbly cast portrait of a family in crisis that evokes Raymond Carver and James Dickey, Bloodline has the feel, the imaginative reach and aesthetic depth and resonance of a novel.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Tirdad Derakhshani
    iZombie is a delightfully ironic take on the horror genre. While as a police procedural it's far more Veronica Mars than Rookie Blues.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Tirdad Derakhshani
    [A] gritty, visceral, and emotionally engaging thriller.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Richly detailed and wonderfully atmospheric ... If the first episodes are any clue, Marvel's Agent Carter will make millions of fans very happy, indeed.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Duhamel and Winters were born to share the screen as the odd couple who must solve a seriously strange series of crimes.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Tirdad Derakhshani
    With its fine acting, tight script, and tense tone, The Bletchley Circle is pure ecstasy for mystery fans.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Tirdad Derakhshani
    It's Me, Hilary isn't simply a doc about Knight's life and work. It's also an affecting story about the friendship that formed between him and the 28-year-old Dunham.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Tirdad Derakhshani
    The Last Man on Earth is a rare creature--a sitcom that's actually funny.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 30 Tirdad Derakhshani
    BBC America misses wide of the mark with Almost Royal.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Hirst cleverly weaves a mystical element into the plot, which pays off with each episode. And he throws in plenty of battle scenes to please bloodthirsty fans.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Despite its occasional heavy-handedness, Hunted will give genre junkies a real high--and some food for thought.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Tirdad Derakhshani
    It's anything but stale or derivative.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Tirdad Derakhshani
    We enter the third season following a shocking discovery that adds a delicious new dimension to the series: Dyad is only one of two cloning projects.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Show creator Bryan Fuller, director David Slade, and their writers have created in Hannibal a satisfying, addictive, and truly disturbing work.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Old-fashioned it may be in spirit, but this adventure tale is nothing if not exciting.

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