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 I Am Not Your Negro
Lowest review score: 12 xXx: Return of Xander Cage
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 25 out of 256
256 movie reviews
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Tirdad Derakhshani
    A transcendent work from Ireland's Cartoon Saloon studio that's almost wasted on kids.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Tirdad Derakhshani
    The photography is lush, the dialogue uproarious, and the crazy action sequences unforgettable.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Paterson is easily one of Jarmusch’s most accomplished films. He portrays the life of the mind and the workings of the creative soul as a kind of secret love affair, a deep, hidden well inside the most ordinary, mundane existence.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Gripping, hair-raising documentary.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Tirdad Derakhshani
    A transcendent political poem as intellectually rigorous as it is beautiful.
    • 99 Metascore
    • 100 Tirdad Derakhshani
    It’s a true American masterpiece and one of the best films of the decade.
    • 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.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Its historical influence aside, Dragon Inn delivers pure cinematic pleasure. I'm not sure it can be overpraised.
    • 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.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Tirdad Derakhshani
    An immensely rich, deeply felt exploration of human relationships that draws you in and holds you fast for nearly three hours.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Lindholm's mastery of film form is matched by his willingness to engage with some of the most intractable moral quandaries that haunt contemporary life.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Tirdad Derakhshani
    I’m Not Your Negro is an unforgettable work. Baldwin’s words – eloquently spoken by Samuel Jackson – will haunt you.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Tirdad Derakhshani
    If you want to expose your children to a work of art with real soul, you could do a lot worse than Kubo and the Two Strings.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Tirdad Derakhshani
    A delightful, sharp dramedy that skewers the topic from every angle imaginable.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Wiener-Dog has a satirical edge as sharp as any Solondz has fashioned, but it is also filled with disarming moments of absurdist humor.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 88 Tirdad Derakhshani
    At turns elegiac, absurdist, and gently satirical, Lonergan’s drama is a deeply affecting chamber piece that features an outstanding performance by Casey Affleck.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Strictly speaking, Elle is a comedy, a blacker-than-death social satire about bourgeois values, set in contemporary Paris. It’s viciously, demonically funny in parts.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Moana 's great heart and great humor actively subvert the violent, egocentric, macho mind-set that dominates so many popular stories. It can hardly be expected to change prevailing attitudes on its own. But it’s a start.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Tirdad Derakhshani
    A superbly researched and edited documentary about the women's movement in the 1960s.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Tirdad Derakhshani
    The animated French family film April and the Extraordinary World will have your imagination doing somersaults and cartwheels.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Tirdad Derakhshani
    It can feel inchoate, dropping the viewer in the middle of events without much context, and it exacts an emotional toll. But its raw quality also makes it compelling viewing.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Tirdad Derakhshani
    It's easy to mistake the simplicity of plot and theme here for simple-mindedness - this isn't Pynchon or Proust. Kung Fu Panda 3 has the economy of a Zen koan, not to mention its inner harmony and wisdom.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Tirdad Derakhshani
    An immensely enjoyable, warmhearted, and gentle showbiz dramedy.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Very few of us would like to think about the physical and emotional toll that life in captivity takes on these magnificent creatures. Gabriela Cowperthwaite's powerful, heartbreaking, and beautifully crafted documentary, Blackfish, forces us to do just that.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Ai Weiwei comes off as a man on a singular mission: to record the life around him before it is erased or distorted by a repressive government terrified by the smallest sign of nonconformity. His primary weapons: video cameras and Twitter.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Far too good to be watched in one sitting.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Directed with tremendous style and vibrant, buoyant energy.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Garfield melts into his Doss character in a performance that seems impossibly still and tranquil. He’s mesmerizing. It’s almost impossible to imagine he ever played Spider-Man.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Adapted from the devilishly clever 1955 novel by master crime author Georges Simenon, The Blue Room is a dazzling deconstruction of the mystery genre that turns its conventions on their heads.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Tirdad Derakhshani
    The filmmakers don't bother hammering home a backstory or explaining why David is crazy. They just throw us in the deep end and dazzle us with a series of violent encounters that ends with a deadly chase in a surreal fun house maze of mirrors.

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