Tirdad Derakhshani
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For 102 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 82% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 17% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Tirdad Derakhshani's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 The Imposter
Lowest review score: 12 Gimme Shelter
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 69 out of 102
  2. Negative: 11 out of 102
102 movie reviews
    • 58 Metascore
    • 63 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Charming, emotionally resonant, yet nowhere as fresh and dramatic as its predecessor.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 63 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Some viewers will dismiss Autumn Blood as a pretentious Euro-art iteration of Straw Dogs. For those willing to be open to its experimentation and more charitable about its many faults, the film can provide a powerful experience and serve as an fascinating testament to the tenuous nature of the social contract.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Araki's films have never been known for their subtlety. Think Douglas-Sirk-meets-Johnny-Rotten. He tries to rein in his tendency for the baroque in White Bird in a Blizzard, but he pushes the story too far in the direction of the grotesque.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 63 Tirdad Derakhshani
    It leaves behind a nagging feeling, a suggestion there's more to the story than its story.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Tirdad Derakhshani
    The Possession has none of the suspense that made Bornedal's morgue thriller "Deathwatch" such shuddering good fun. And despite the absurdly overwrought Bernard Herrmann-esque score, it has very few genuine shocks.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Not one of Sparks' best flicks (The Notebook is quite good) Safe Haven is marred by film cliches. It has an alarming number of throwaway montage sequences.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Love conquers all. Sadly, Yoo's film does not.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Tirdad Derakhshani
    An uneven, mildly amusing, and highly derivative flick featuring a wonderful, quirky cast as a crew of art thieves who run a complex scam on the art world, and on each other.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Tirdad Derakhshani
    It's hard to know whom to blame for this futile exercise: Morris or Rumsfeld.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Tirdad Derakhshani
    A tediously faithful remake of French filmmaker Luc Besson's terrific 2004 international hit "District 13," the Besson-produced Brick Mansions might have been mildly interesting had it been made a decade ago.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Tirdad Derakhshani
    The writer-director has the talent to dig deep and lay bare the assumptions behind our idea of justice and our notions of right and wrong. In The Devil's Knot, he settles for an encyclopedic, if skin-deep, presentation.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Like other entries of its pulpish ilk, the picture packs lots of violence, a fair bit of gore, and plenty of cheap scares.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 50 Tirdad Derakhshani
    This story truly is inspirational and a lesson about civic responsibility. However, it makes for little more than a TV movie or a straight-to-video snack.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 50 Tirdad Derakhshani
    While it misses the mark most of the time, director Hilary Brougher's film has a promising story, an impressive cast, and occasional moments of grace.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Two Night Stand, is a clever, if uneven, romcom about Generation Y's conflicted, paradoxical views of sex and love. Featuring strong dialogue and terrific performances, the film has moments of near-brilliance, but falls apart with a lame, conventional ending.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Tirdad Derakhshani
    A weak "Toy Story"-esque animated film for preschool kids made with little imagination, little art, and even less soul.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Firth is brilliant as a preternaturally patient man - every day he has to tell her the same exact story. But he has a creepy way about him. Is it love that drives him, or something darker?
    • 58 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.
    • 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Tirdad Derakhshani
    It falls short of the mark, even as it hits every one of the genre's conventions.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 50 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Mildly enjoyable despite its basic mediocrity.
    • 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.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 50 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Not a great film. Or particularly good. In fact, it's fairly bad as B-movies go.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Tirdad Derakhshani
    But there's not much here: The characters are paper-thin, and the action is slow, at times agonizingly so.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Tirdad Derakhshani
    A horror pic with a new gimmick that likely will spawn an entire subgenre of more substandard rubbish.

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