Tirdad Derakhshani

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For 256 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 6.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Tirdad Derakhshani's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 I Am Not Your Negro
Lowest review score: 12 xXx: Return of Xander Cage
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 25 out of 256
256 movie reviews
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Tirdad Derakhshani
    The filmmakers don't bother hammering home a backstory or explaining why David is crazy. They just throw us in the deep end and dazzle us with a series of violent encounters that ends with a deadly chase in a surreal fun house maze of mirrors.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Tirdad Derakhshani
    A truly refreshing break from the Hollywood humdrum, the film is a perfect vehicle for Rock's range of talents, giving him plenty of breathing space to launch into his trademark stand-up riffs while grounding him in a story as moving as it is funny.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Tirdad Derakhshani
    We know how the story ends: Nordling persuades Choltitz to back down. Yet, the film somehow maintains a razor-sharp sense of suspense throughout. And it ends with a delicious plot twist that makes one rethink Nordling's moral superiority.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Tirdad Derakhshani
    A delightful, sharp dramedy that skewers the topic from every angle imaginable.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Tirdad Derakhshani
    A superbly researched and edited documentary about the women's movement in the 1960s.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 88 Tirdad Derakhshani
    A fascinating, suspenseful story about obsessive love, money, the Mafia, and murder.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Funny, wry, tragic, and deeply moving.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Tirdad Derakhshani
    A breathtaking, disturbing look at urban angst and the emptiness of youth culture.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Exceptionally graceful and accomplished, Ozon's film challenges our received notions of normalcy, intimacy, and love.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Tirdad Derakhshani
    It's easy to mistake the simplicity of plot and theme here for simple-mindedness - this isn't Pynchon or Proust. Kung Fu Panda 3 has the economy of a Zen koan, not to mention its inner harmony and wisdom.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Tirdad Derakhshani
    We can't but enjoy the movie and its oddball characters - which makes us somehow complicit in their crimes.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Emotionally engaging and unhampered by dialogue, Boy & the World will appeal to children with its deceptively simple story and its visual splendor.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Tirdad Derakhshani
    The animated French family film April and the Extraordinary World will have your imagination doing somersaults and cartwheels.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Wiener-Dog has a satirical edge as sharp as any Solondz has fashioned, but it is also filled with disarming moments of absurdist humor.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Tirdad Derakhshani
    An immensely enjoyable, warmhearted, and gentle showbiz dramedy.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Directed with tremendous style and vibrant, buoyant energy.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Tirdad Derakhshani
    An elegant survey of the origins of the information revolution and a shrewd analysis of how the internet has reshaped the world. It's one of the director's best docs.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Tirdad Derakhshani
    In Order of Disappearance has an utterly unique feel, a certain Scandinavian crispness that's impossible to duplicate.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Tirdad Derakhshani
    It's the stuff of nightmares.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Tirdad Derakhshani
    A startling, powerful biopic.
    • 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.
    • 82 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Far too good to be watched in one sitting.

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