Tirdad Derakhshani
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For 48 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 50% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 44% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Tirdad Derakhshani's Scores

Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Broadchurch: Season 1
Lowest review score: 30 Crossbones: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 48
  2. Negative: 10 out of 48
48 tv reviews
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Masterfully written by Chibnall and brilliantly executed by a superb ensemble cast.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Tirdad Derakhshani
    It's a deeply moving, unforgettable experience.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Tirdad Derakhshani
    A stunning, richly textured, feminist existential epic.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Brilliantly written, with stunning performances, this will be Luther's final year on TV.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Tirdad Derakhshani
    White Heat is a bold, fabulously written (if at times overbearing) chronicle of the political and social changes which sweep through Britain beginning in the mid-1960s.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Despite its occasional heavy-handedness, Hunted will give genre junkies a real high--and some food for thought.
    • 69 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.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Tirdad Derakhshani
    [A] gritty, visceral, and emotionally engaging thriller.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Spies of Warsaw is a deeply romantic, intricately plotted, and well-structured character study.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Tirdad Derakhshani
    It's graphic--disturbingly and, some would say, unnecessarily, so.... But it's also intelligent and enlightening.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Tirdad Derakhshani
    With its fine acting, tight script, and tense tone, The Bletchley Circle is pure ecstasy for mystery fans.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Tirdad Derakhshani
    What is surprising is that the series, an adaptation of the Kass Morgan novel, is well conceived, cleverly plotted, and quite exciting.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Brilliantly written and photographed, it's as thrilling, exciting and groundbreaking as The X-Files was in its era.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Created by Courtney Kemp Agboh, the Emmy-nominated writer/producer of The Good Wife, and fueled by a powerful yet understated performance by Omari Hardwick, the series captures the spirit of Fitzgerald's novel while telling a story that's very much of our time.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Old-fashioned it may be in spirit, but this adventure tale is nothing if not exciting.
    • 80 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Its few glaring missteps aside, it's a thoughtful, rewarding drama.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Tirdad Derakhshani
    It's not as well-written or accomplished as Syfy's Merlin, but it's a lot of fun for the whole family.
    • 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.
    • 70 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.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Pelosi tells McGreevey's story in her eighth HBO documentary, the insightful, eminently watchable Fall to Grace.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Though it lacks the production value or special-effects budget of the Twilight movies, Bitten has a smooth, slick look and boasts solid performances.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Tirdad Derakhshani
    The Red Road may not be SundanceTV's strongest drama, but it has a hypnotic power, a strange rhythm of dread that makes it far more interesting than most network dramas.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Tirdad Derakhshani
    It's hardly required viewing, but it's enjoyable, light fun.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Tirdad Derakhshani
    It's a terrific idea. But it doesn't quite measure up to its potential.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Tirdad Derakhshani
    An enjoyable if inflated and overwrought four-part mini-series.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Tirdad Derakhshani
    The drama really piles it on: Catherine's only hobbies seem to be cutting herself on her tummy and hips with a razor and collecting paintings of famous serial killers' childhood homes. Midway through, the pilot improves considerably--and gets even stranger.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Tirdad Derakhshani
    An uneven, if promising, period drama set during the American Revolution.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Tirdad Derakhshani
    An otherwise run-of-the-mill mystery with a big twist.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Yet, for all its exciting twists, Red Widow recycles too many gangster-movie cliches.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Tirdad Derakhshani
    The opening episode is wildly uneven, at times downright irritating. But it's equally intriguing, compelling, and full of potential.
    • 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.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Reign is a bit of forgettable froth that might amuse you for a few minutes.
    • 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.
    • 47 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.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 30 Tirdad Derakhshani
    There's no real chemistry among the cast--or much of a plot.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 30 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Farmiga and Highmore give solid performances as Norma and Norman Bates. But they're working with inferior material.
    • 44 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.
    • 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Tirdad Derakhshani
    King & Maxwell is all lazy writing, clumsy plotting, and somnambulistic acting.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 57 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 30 Tirdad Derakhshani
    BBC America misses wide of the mark with Almost Royal.