Tirdad Derakhshani

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For 255 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 6.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Tirdad Derakhshani's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 The Imposter
Lowest review score: 12 Gimme Shelter
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 25 out of 255
255 movie reviews
    • 65 Metascore
    • 88 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Rosamund Pike is adorable, if a little too ethereal and flighty.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Tirdad Derakhshani
    A truly refreshing break from the Hollywood humdrum, the film is a perfect vehicle for Rock's range of talents, giving him plenty of breathing space to launch into his trademark stand-up riffs while grounding him in a story as moving as it is funny.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Tirdad Derakhshani
    We know how the story ends: Nordling persuades Choltitz to back down. Yet, the film somehow maintains a razor-sharp sense of suspense throughout. And it ends with a delicious plot twist that makes one rethink Nordling's moral superiority.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Emotionally engaging and unhampered by dialogue, Boy & the World will appeal to children with its deceptively simple story and its visual splendor.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Tirdad Derakhshani
    An elegant survey of the origins of the information revolution and a shrewd analysis of how the internet has reshaped the world. It's one of the director's best docs.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Tirdad Derakhshani
    The Green Prince is an extraordinary achievement. It has all the suspense of a great espionage yarn, but it's also a powerful moral document that calls into question the tactics of terrorism.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Tirdad Derakhshani
    A taut, understated minimalist masterwork.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Tirdad Derakhshani
    It's the stuff of nightmares.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Tirdad Derakhshani
    It's fun, exciting, freakish filmmaking.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Tirdad Derakhshani
    A crafty, suspenseful, violent horror film that touches on the inner lives of sexual predators, the question of guilt and remorse in the human soul, and the practice of torture.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Tirdad Derakhshani
    When it comes to sheer comic-book fun, few summer movies deliver a more consistent, satisfying, thoroughly enjoyable shot of cinematic jouissance than the delightfully adventurous actress Scarlett Johansson's latest bit of strange, Lucy.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Tirdad Derakhshani
    A quiet, modest chamber piece more like "Moon" than "Star Wars."
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Tirdad Derakhshani
    While its rather formulaic second half relies on clichés about underdogs' triumphing against the odds, The Idol opens with a terrific look at Assaf's childhood that has the feel of "Stand By Me."
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Tirdad Derakhshani
    This terrific film and its inspirational message have been filtered through an individualistic, American point of view, suggesting that anyone can make a better life for themselves if they are willing to work. And that's not the case everywhere.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Deadpool is, on the whole, a big bowl of fun filled with great stunts, gory fight scenes, and sexy poses.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Americans seem uncommonly uncomfortable discussing our own class struggles. But, boy, do we love to watch the Brits do it. I think that's one reason the inspiring and joyful Dark Horse is such an appealing film.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Tirdad Derakhshani
    A complicated, multi-segmented narrative that's much longer, more elaborate, more dramatic, and more packed with chilling moments and hair-raising visuals than one could anticipate, even from Wan.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Tirdad Derakhshani
    The weight of the picture's moral and political message rests on Ice Cube's Calvin. A decent, honest man with a well-developed sense of responsibility and a passion for social justice, he's an iconic American type - the reluctant hero. He'd rather tend to his own garden, but when called to duty, he's all in.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Amid all the horror and the black ooze, there emerges a deeply touching story about the power of love.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Chilling - and very chatty. Snowden is a seriously talky film. Yet it never feels tedious, thanks to Stone's tremendous sense of story construction, the film's razor-sharp editing - and Gordon-Levitt's masterful performance.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Tirdad Derakhshani
    At once a shocking, baroque freak-out and a finely tuned, brilliantly paced surrealist black comedy.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Wolf Totem has some of the most exciting, mind-blowing scenes of nature I've ever seen.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Tirdad Derakhshani
    An intensely intelligent, well-written, and mature exploration of the unwritten rules women have to follow if they want to succeed in high finance.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Tirdad Derakhshani
    A remarkably weird and wonderful exercise in psychological terror featuring a virtuoso performance by Scottish actor James McAvoy.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Michael Keaton has this incredible, I’m-at-the-edge-of-the-abyss look that should be taught as "the hangdog" in drama school.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Pulp fiction doesn't come much better than Cold in July, a gritty, grisly - and perversely giddy - crime yarn directed by Pottstown-born indie-film provocateur Jim Mickle.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 75 Tirdad Derakhshani
    With its clever structure and pacing, its range of emotional notes, and its remarkable use of magic realism, The 9th Life of Louis Drax makes for an absorbing and memorable mystery.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Tirdad Derakhshani
    The film delivers what it promises - an education and a thrill.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Tirdad Derakhshani
    The 85-year-old Chilean-born auteur returns this week with his latest directorial attempt, The Dance of Reality, an intensely personal, deeply felt, if at times solipsistic autobiographical work about his childhood in Tocopilla, a seaside town at the edge of the Chilean desert.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Tirdad Derakhshani
    A charming, warm-hearted Swedish dramedy about the redemptive power of neighborly love.

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