Tirdad Derakhshani

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For 180 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 77% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 20% 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: 67
Highest review score: 100 Dragon Inn (1967)
Lowest review score: 12 Gimme Shelter
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 23 out of 180
180 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 Fran├žois Truffaut's sometimes-harrowing dramas about childhood and a Steven Spielberg fantasy, Gondry's film abounds with sentiment - without falling prey to sentimentality.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Tirdad Derakhshani
    An inspiring, educational, highly enjoyable documentary.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Tirdad Derakhshani
    A clever, fun, and affecting romantic dramedy about love and rock-and-roll.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Tirdad Derakhshani
    A well-shot, gore-free psychological thriller about our elemental fear of darkness, Lights Out has a good deal in common with "The Babadook." While it can't touch Jennifer Kent's masterpiece, it does mark the arrival of a major new talent.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Tirdad Derakhshani
    While it descends too often into the melodramatic, it's a solid, smart picture and a welcome addition to the genre.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Williams does a terrific job portraying Nolan's ambivalence, the mix of fear, guilt, and excitement that grips him and the gradual change he undergoes in the ensuing weeks.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Eloquent, moving, and deeply troubling, Little Accidents is a true contemporary tragedy.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Tirdad Derakhshani
    "The Silence of the Lambs" gave us an articulate, Euro-suave gourmand cannibal, but served up pretty much the same stew.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Tirdad Derakhshani
    One of the most insightful films about the War on Terror since 9/11.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Yet, despite a mesmerizing performance by Gyllenhaal - he's as transfixing as a cobra in a snake charmer's dance - and a terrific turn by Riz Ahmed as an unskilled homeless kid Louis hires as his assistant, Nightcrawler doesn't quite have the satirical smarts that made "Network" a classic.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Tirdad Derakhshani
    A triumphant, feel-good, laugh-out-loud, sports biopic.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Those who give into its spell will find this a gentle, moving, and deeply intelligent portrait of the awkward, fumbling steps teens make into adulthood, and the promise of first love that draws them on.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Tirdad Derakhshani
    A sly, richly modulated, emotionally engaging, and brutally honest film.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 63 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Our Kind of Traitor strains credulity: The world it attempts to depict - international organized crime - is too large, too unmanageable and too easily caricatured.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 63 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Featuring an awe-inspiring, stellar performance by Parks and Recreation's (and Wilmington's) Aubrey Plaza as Beth, the film opens with the high school girl's short-lived death.

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