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

Tirdad Derakhshani's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 The Salt of the Earth
Lowest review score: 12 xXx: Return of Xander Cage
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 25 out of 255
255 movie reviews
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Tirdad Derakhshani
    A startling, powerful biopic.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Tirdad Derakhshani
    In Order of Disappearance has an utterly unique feel, a certain Scandinavian crispness that's impossible to duplicate.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Set against the backdrop of Montana's stunning wilderness, Certain Women portrays women at work and women in desire with the quiet confidence, simplicity, and directness of a true artist.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 88 Tirdad Derakhshani
    While it hits some of the usual sci-fi tropes, Creative Control's center of gravity isn't tech itself, but the relationships of those who use it.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 88 Tirdad Derakhshani
    The Confirmation is a powerful directorial debut from 59-year-old writer Bob Nelson, who received an Oscar nomination for his first screenplay, Nebraska.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 88 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Hong, who makes his feature debut here, has a masterful command of rhythm, beautifully weaving each strand of the narrative around that momentous opening scene.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Exceptionally graceful and accomplished, Ozon's film challenges our received notions of normalcy, intimacy, and love.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Giannoli's riotously funny and heartbreaking film follows Marguerite's attempt to stage a solo recital in a grand theater in Paris.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Swinton is delightful in a twisted turn as Wilford's enforcer, a Margaret Thatcherian dragon lady who adores watching her men torture miscreants who have defied the train's No. 1 rule: Know your place.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Tirdad Derakhshani
    A richly observed coming-of-age drama about two teenage boys who are drawn to each other with a complicated mix of attraction, repulsion, tenderness, and aggression.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Their film would be even more compelling if it followed up with further reports, perhaps a few years apart, charting the three boys' fates.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Wetlands is one of the most daring, visually arresting, innovative, and imaginative examples of filmmaking to come out of Europe in recent memory.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Tirdad Derakhshani
    A breathtaking, disturbing look at urban angst and the emptiness of youth culture.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Tirdad Derakhshani
    A dazzling documentary.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Drug War is a deeply intelligent, exhilarating and eminently satisfying adult crime story, one of the best thrillers you're likely to see this year.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Tirdad Derakhshani
    "You have to be like a poet," Jodorowsky says at one point. "Your movie must be just as you think of it. . . . The movie has to be just like I dream it." What an extraordinary dream it could have been.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Tirdad Derakhshani
    At its satirical best, Things to Come takes aim at some of the sacred cows of French academia, showing how the posturing of today’s radical kids seems to repeat the attitudes their parents had in the '60s.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Rebecca Hall is wondrous as Christine, delivering a sly performance that brings out her character's extraordinary intelligence. Her Christine has a peculiar brand of dry, subversive humor that takes aim at various absurdities of modern life and mass media.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Tirdad Derakhshani
    One of this year's true surprises, the superior animated sequel not only is infused with the same independent spirit and off-kilter aesthetic that enriched the original, it also deepens the first film's major themes.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Tirdad Derakhshani
    A remarkable, thoroughly disturbing creepshow that burrows deep under your skin and refuses to let go.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Funny, wry, tragic, and deeply moving.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Tirdad Derakhshani
    We can't but enjoy the movie and its oddball characters - which makes us somehow complicit in their crimes.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Wake in Fright is essential viewing for anyone interested in the roots of male violence.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Fences is also very much an actors' movie, with breathtaking performances from Washington and his costars, including Davis, Stephen Henderson, Jovan Adepo, Russell Hornsby, and Mykelti Williamson.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Dense, richly textured, and emotionally fraught - uplifting and devastating in equal parts - Shane Carruth's masterful sophomore effort is an abstract, elusive, but emotionally engaging love story that's more tone poem than drama.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 88 Tirdad Derakhshani
    A fascinating, suspenseful story about obsessive love, money, the Mafia, and murder.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Tirdad Derakhshani
    It's not a critique but a rather graceful, witty, and stylish film that offers possible solutions to the problems Moore believes plague the United States.

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