Tirdad Derakhshani
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For 118 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 81% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 16% 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: 67
Highest review score: 100 Black Souls
Lowest review score: 12 Gimme Shelter
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 82 out of 118
  2. Negative: 14 out of 118
118 movie reviews
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Tirdad Derakhshani
    No one should be expected to endure 115 minutes of this nonsense.
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Tai Chi Zero, the first film in a planned trilogy, will leave hard-core fight enthusiasts wanting. But it's a droll, pleasant diversion all the same.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 63 Tirdad Derakhshani
    A silly, if fun, futuristic sci-fi romance.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 63 Tirdad Derakhshani
    If you're looking for quality prepackaged, predigested Hollywood family fun this summer, you could do a lot worse than Despicable Me 2.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 63 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Iceland is beautiful. Really, really, really - really - beautiful. That pretty much sums up the new feature film Land Ho! That message is the film's alpha and omega. Its raison d'ĂȘtre. Its soul and its being.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Tirdad Derakhshani
    5 Flights Up is a sweet film with a few nicely turned lines, some good jokes, and some very lovely dialogue. But it's not much more than fluff and air.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 63 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Charming, emotionally resonant, yet nowhere as fresh and dramatic as its predecessor.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Tirdad Derakhshani
    The movie is well-edited and lean, a fast-paced, action-filled bit of froth that manages to be diverting and surprisingly fun.
    • 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Tirdad Derakhshani
    The intention is clear: Garneau wants to make his points as persuasive and accessible as possible. Yet, the truths That Sugar Film contains were already obvious decades ago. It's sad that we need reminding.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 63 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Isn't a cheap knock-off but an equally effective, deliciously disturbing movie. It's bound to delight genre fans (and dismay critics, who attacked the first as heavy-handed and sloppy).
    • 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
    Winterbottom's films never bore. They do sometimes frustrate, provoke - even anger. That's the case with his entry in the true-story genre, The Face of an Angel.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 63 Tirdad Derakhshani
    The chemistry between Smulders and Bean is simply terrific. Their performances almost save the film from its earnest, if bumbling, attempts to make a statement about the social, economic, and racial differences that divide the two characters.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 63 Tirdad Derakhshani
    While it has considerable charms, Hippocrates is just too predictable.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 63 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Profane, randy, oversexed, and wonderfully juvenile.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 63 Tirdad Derakhshani
    A stunning examination of teenage cruelty, exploitation, and crime that refuses to give us the satisfaction of identifying with the characters.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Tirdad Derakhshani
    The characters' high-minded, if unsophisticated, patter clashes with the film's ironic-chic style, and it never manages to move beyond the late-night palaver of earnest, if naive, college freshmen.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Sadly, director Lee Toland Krieger's offering, a weak wanna-be Jean Cocteau-esque fable with magical realist pretensions, does great disservice to Lively and her remarkably accomplished costars.

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