Tirdad Derakhshani

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For 114 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 64% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 34% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Tirdad Derakhshani's Scores

Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Broadchurch: Season 1
Lowest review score: 10 Grace of Monaco
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 72 out of 114
  2. Negative: 17 out of 114
114 tv reviews
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Tirdad Derakhshani
    It's sure to make for addictive viewing for the Dan Brown faithful. The rest of us will make a lot of snack runs.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Yet, for all its exciting twists, Red Widow recycles too many gangster-movie cliches.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Tirdad Derakhshani
    It suffers from hyperbole-exhaustion. Piven's performance is too broad. One wishes Ira would show up and give Harry a slap.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Vicious is Two and a Half Men for pensioners. Some of the jokes admittedly are very funny, but they are ruined by a hideous laugh track.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Powers will be sure to appeal to hard-core gamers, but it's not likely to attract a wider audience. The dialogue, for one thing, is likely to rub serious drama fans the wrong way with its mix of cheap one-liners, bad metaphors, and a stunning amount of epithets and four-letter words--anatomical, sexual, scatological, it's all there.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Both pics [Grace of Monaco and The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe] are dreadful, badly written, and badly produced.... The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe is far more watchable, due to a fine turn by Garner and author Taraborrelli's unique approach, which focuses on an aspect of Monroe's life usually ignored: Her complex relationship with her mother, Gladys (Susan Sarandon).
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Reign is a bit of forgettable froth that might amuse you for a few minutes.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 30 Tirdad Derakhshani
    There's no character work here, no interesting reinterpretations of a classic text, no inspired acting. Just cardboard characters surrounded by CGI frippery.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Tatau at times is diverting. Visually, it's simply gorgeous. But the story? Give me a break.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Over-boiled, over-violent, and overly abundant with sex scenes, Rogue is sure to click with hardcore cop-thriller fans who care less about plotting and characterization than the bang . . . bang . . . bang.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 30 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Admittedly, the actors have a few terrific scenes. But the show--and I say this with much rue-- just doesn't work.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 30 Tirdad Derakhshani
    The series pretends to stay true to tradition, yet seems to care very little about presenting Jesus with due dignity, if not reverence.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 30 Tirdad Derakhshani
    There's no real chemistry among the cast--or much of a plot.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 30 Tirdad Derakhshani
    CSI: Cyber is as dull, repetitive, and unimaginative as its sister shows and as facile when it comes to its definition of the nature of criminality.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 30 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Farmiga and Highmore give solid performances as Norma and Norman Bates. But they're working with inferior material.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Whether it's the unfunny, raunchy jokes, the acting, the writing, or the awful blocking, nothing in Sullivan & Son seems to jell. And no laugh track can change that.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 30 Tirdad Derakhshani
    It tries too hard to get down and dirty in the messy mire where crime happens. It just ends up messy, but without any real grit.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 30 Tirdad Derakhshani
    BBC America misses wide of the mark with Almost Royal.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 30 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Dracula features solid performances from the principals, lovely lighting, and evocative cinematography. Shame it's so thoroughly, utterly, irredeemably potty.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Tirdad Derakhshani
    King & Maxwell is all lazy writing, clumsy plotting, and somnambulistic acting.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 30 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Maybe it's the writing, or perhaps it's the acting, but Whitney paints Houston and Brown as facile, shallow, and emotionally stunted kids who played at having deep, Romeo-and-Juliet-style passion.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Supplied by Cross with poetic, Shakespearean dialogue, Coyle and Malkovich play off each other brilliantly. It's clear they're having great fun on-set, and it is infectious. But their relationship can't quite save this aimless story.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 20 Tirdad Derakhshani
    The series is thoroughly derivative and utterly parasitic on the most ephemeral, shallow aspects of the culture.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 10 Tirdad Derakhshani
    The resulting film is a mess. Driven by a weak, facile screenplay, the film is singularly shallow in both intellectual and emotional content.

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