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 5.6 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 256
256 movie reviews
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Tirdad Derakhshani
    At turns horribly funny and simply horrific, Piven's film suggests our therapeutic age has reduced us all to psychic cripples who resort to emotional exhibitionism in lieu of honest self-examination and self-expression.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Always, murmuring just beneath the surface, there's a political undercurrent to Farhadi's films, a gentle whisper of a critique aimed at the weight of Iran's combined cultural and political intransigence.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Tirdad Derakhshani
    5 Flights Up is a sweet film with a few nicely turned lines, some good jokes, and some very lovely dialogue. But it's not much more than fluff and air.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Sadly, director Lee Toland Krieger's offering, a weak wanna-be Jean Cocteau-esque fable with magical realist pretensions, does great disservice to Lively and her remarkably accomplished costars.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Tirdad Derakhshani
    A horror pic with a new gimmick that likely will spawn an entire subgenre of more substandard rubbish.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Tirdad Derakhshani
    But there's not much here: The characters are paper-thin, and the action is slow, at times agonizingly so.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Tirdad Derakhshani
    A somber piece of film poetry about men so invested in a rigid notion of honor and revenge they become trapped in an endless loop of violence.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Tirdad Derakhshani
    It leaves behind a nagging feeling, a suggestion there's more to the story than its story.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 50 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Not a great film. Or particularly good. In fact, it's fairly bad as B-movies go.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Tirdad Derakhshani
    The Salt of the Earth, has the power to draw you into its world, transfix, and perhaps eventually transform you.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 63 Tirdad Derakhshani
    It's refreshing to see a film set amid the daily life of an impoverished, rural immigrant community. It's a shame the only aspect of the social world that is explored is the sexual exploits of a few teens.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 63 Tirdad Derakhshani
    An ambitious, if wildly uneven, character study that relies on a taut script, snappy dialogue, and a few well-placed plot twists, The Barber boasts a fine turn by Scott Glenn as an aging serial killer.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 88 Tirdad Derakhshani
    You'll need a strong stomach for some of the scenes in A Girl Like Her, one of the most moving and intelligent of the recent glut of films and TV specials about teenage bullying.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Tirdad Derakhshani
    One of the most uncinematic pieces crafted by an otherwise fine stylist, Cymbeline befuddles with its ineffective blocking and lack of art direction.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 63 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Road Hard, partly funded through crowd-sourcing, is an enjoyable picture. It's sure to appeal to Man Show fans, though it withers when compared to another recent film about a has-been comic directed by its star, Chris Rock's remarkable Top Five.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Tirdad Derakhshani
    A superbly researched and edited documentary about the women's movement in the 1960s.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Tirdad Derakhshani
    A delightful, sharp dramedy that skewers the topic from every angle imaginable.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 50 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Mildly enjoyable despite its basic mediocrity.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Tirdad Derakhshani
    A transcendent political poem as intellectually rigorous as it is beautiful.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Tirdad Derakhshani
    It falls short of the mark, even as it hits every one of the genre's conventions.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Tirdad Derakhshani
    A deeply disturbing, intimate, and not unsuccessful look at 10 years in the life of a young boy, Harlon, who grows up to become a Columbine-style killer.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Tirdad Derakhshani
    On many levels, Kingsman has the makings of a sure-fire hit. Yet, this is one spy story even the most dedicated addicts of the genre would do well to miss.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Tirdad Derakhshani
    A transcendent work from Ireland's Cartoon Saloon studio that's almost wasted on kids.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Song One burns with genuine sentiment, charismatic actors, and good music. One wishes it were held together by something more than a series of moods.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Paddington is perfect for today's audiences, so long overfed on comic-book fodder. The bear's impeccable manners, perfect diction, and earnestness make him the ultimate anti-Bart Simpson.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Tirdad Derakhshani
    At times, Spare Parts sails perilously close to the saccharine. But the film is a fine example of a message movie that does justice both to its important subject matter and to its characters' inner lives.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Eloquent, moving, and deeply troubling, Little Accidents is a true contemporary tragedy.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Crazy funny.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Tirdad Derakhshani
    If Mark Wahlberg's new pic, The Gambler, feels like a stale rehash of existential tropes, that's because it is.
    • 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.

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