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 6.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Tirdad Derakhshani's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 Kubo and the Two Strings
Lowest review score: 12 xXx: Return of Xander Cage
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 25 out of 256
256 movie reviews
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Alvarez triumphs because he made one crucial decision: Avoid digital animation and use only practical in-camera special effects. He uses every trick from classic Hollywood and invents a few of his own.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Tirdad Derakhshani
    It hobbles its otherwise fascinating premise by descending into hagiography. Webb's story is a tragedy, to be sure, but portraying him as a saint and martyr does little to advance the truth.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Tirdad Derakhshani
    A cross between François Truffaut's sometimes-harrowing dramas about childhood and a Steven Spielberg fantasy, Gondry's film abounds with sentiment - without falling prey to sentimentality.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Child actor Pawar is extraordinary as Saroo during his terrifying odyssey, and Davis portrays the streets of Calcutta, teeming with homeless children and adults, as if they were one of the rings of hell from "Dante's Inferno."
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Tirdad Derakhshani
    An inspiring, educational, highly enjoyable documentary.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Lean, mean, and utterly compelling, Ma’s beautifully paced and remarkably understated 80-minute thriller Old Stone is a Kafkaesque satire about the soul-crushing effects of bureaucracy.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Tirdad Derakhshani
    A thrilling, gorgeous actioner about a massive tsunami that wipes a tourist town off the map.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Tirdad Derakhshani
    A small, intimate micro-budget effort, Altered Minds boasts terrific production values, pitch-perfect performances, and an eerie soundscape of found noises that evoke the feel of a surreal nightmare.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Air Doll covers some of the same ground as that other postmodern Pinocchio story, A.I.: Artificial Intelligence, while avoiding its facile sentimentality.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Tirdad Derakhshani
    A Monster Calls is an engrossing tragic fantasy, sustained by genuine sentiment.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Tirdad Derakhshani
    One of the most suspenseful, terrifying, and devilishly original horror pics in recent memory.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Tirdad Derakhshani
    A clever, fun, and affecting romantic dramedy about love and rock-and-roll.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Relative newcomer Parker Sawyers (Zero Dark Thirty, Survivor) is terrific as Barack, embodying the character in each line and gesture without mimicking the real Obama.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Unexpectedly fresh, alive, and vibrant - and wonderfully traumatizing.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Iglesia's riotous film is crammed with comedic chaos.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Tirdad Derakhshani
    A bleak, despairing testament to the cruelty of war, and how it mangles and defaces everyone it touches.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Tirdad Derakhshani
    His pictures cover familiar territory. Yet Nichols is blessed with a talent for telling stories from fresh, surprising perspectives.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Tirdad Derakhshani
    For all its frank sexual language, Kelly & Cal is hardly revolutionary or shocking. It drags in the second act and has an ending so obvious, you can smell it from the opening scene.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Yates and Rowling skillfully weave their bleak – and very blunt-edged – message into the fabric of the story. It might be wildly out of place in a fantasy aimed at tweens, but it’s a welcome change from the usual vapid blockbuster.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Tirdad Derakhshani
    A violent, sexy, crazy actioner about supermarket products that rebel against their human consumers, Sausage Party is one of the funniest and most deeply offensive movies of the year (it's obscenely funny), which lambastes America's most sacred of sacred cows: religion.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Its positive message about education, the value of hard work, and the power of social commitment make it a must-see for parents and kids alike.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Scorsese’s adaptation is overlong and at times insufferably self-indulgent, but contains sublime moments of transcendent beauty and a wealth of beautiful performances.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Partridge portrays David with immaculate timing and meticulous attention to detail. We feel for the character's pain, but never quite trust him.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Somehow, Reacher gets under your skin with his mordant wit, razor-sharp intelligence, and existentialist intensity.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Crazy funny.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Tirdad Derakhshani
    While it flirts with the ridiculous, the film manages to maintain a certain gravitas as its many stories unfold.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Tirdad Derakhshani
    On the whole, it's a mess of action clichés built on top of a shaky premise that's so out-of-this-world that it'll either enrage you - or make you laugh. I chose the latter. I'm not ashamed to admit that I had a lot of fun at this movie.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Phantom Boy will appeal to children who have the patience and imagination to immerse themselves in the film's wiggly animation.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Breaking a Monster is a revealing window into the industry. But it lacks a certain human component.

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