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
    • 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.
    • 34 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.
    • 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.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Just call this movie "The Hangover: AARP Strikes Back."
    • 28 Metascore
    • 38 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Slapdash, with dialogue and plot points that were cliches in Dickens' era, the pic sends up, then reaffirms, all the values the media sell us each holiday: compassion, forgiveness, tolerance.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 38 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Hollywood's latest entry in that tried-and-true genre, the disaster movie, is . . . well, it's like . . . a totally gnarly roller-coaster ride!
    • 25 Metascore
    • 38 Tirdad Derakhshani
    The Man on Her Mind, a mirthless, stagy romantic comedy about a pair of New York loners, isn't so much a story as a threadbare concept - a one-liner, really. An old, used-up one at that.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 38 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Identity theft and credit-card fraud never looked as exciting or sexy as in Plastic, a frothy little heist movie from Britain that starts off with great promise, only to devolve midway into an empty derivative shell of a film.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 38 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Sadly, Annabelle, a cheap, sleazy, low-budget prequel meant to explain the origins of that particular doll, is as undistinguished, uninteresting, and unscary as the worst of the Chucky films.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 38 Tirdad Derakhshani
    The Best of Me is neither worse than his other films nor particularly better. At 118 minutes, it is, however, one of the longest. Interminably long, dragging out its molasses heart through what seem like three different endings.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 38 Tirdad Derakhshani
    An ineffective, derivative, and awkwardly executed mash-up of ghost flicks and voodoo movies.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 38 Tirdad Derakhshani
    A schmaltzy, deeply sentimentalized drama about American slavery and the rise of the Underground Railroad.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 38 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Messy and confused, the film is a mishmash of tropes from Shakespeare, heist movies, family melodrama, and romance novels hastily thrown together.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 38 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Aloupis is not untalented as writer or helmer. But his first outing is an unsurprising, paint-by-the-numbers picture.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 25 Tirdad Derakhshani
    There are a few nice scares in The Colony, and the female lead, Rookie Blue's Charlotte Sullivan, looks really, really cute in blond dreadlocks. But she can't save the movie, nor can her impressive costars, Bill Paxton, Kevin Zegers, and Laurence Fishburne.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 25 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Filled with embarrassing gosh-golly moments about non-Western cultures, it's a staggering, and insulting, example of cultural myopia.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 12 Tirdad Derakhshani
    A happy-smiley Christian fairy tale disguised as a hard-hitting shard of social realism.

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