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 5.8 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
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Central Intelligence is actually funny.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Tirdad Derakhshani
    A complicated, multi-segmented narrative that's much longer, more elaborate, more dramatic, and more packed with chilling moments and hair-raising visuals than one could anticipate, even from Wan.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 38 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Just because you can come up with names such as Azeroth, Durotan, Orgrim, and Grommash Hellscream doesn't mean you're J.R.R. Tolkien, people.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 Tirdad Derakhshani
    A subpar 3D action comedy featuring four giant motion-capture animated turtles and a raft of human costars, including the dreamy-eyed Fox, wide-shouldered Perry, a remarkably slender Will Arnett, and Laura Linney, who looks tired and uncomfortable throughout the proceedings.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Americans seem uncommonly uncomfortable discussing our own class struggles. But, boy, do we love to watch the Brits do it. I think that's one reason the inspiring and joyful Dark Horse is such an appealing film.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Tirdad Derakhshani
    While its rather formulaic second half relies on clich├ęs about underdogs' triumphing against the odds, The Idol opens with a terrific look at Assaf's childhood that has the feel of "Stand By Me."
    • 34 Metascore
    • 38 Tirdad Derakhshani
    A dull, formulaic theme-park ride whose only purpose is to make more pots of money.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Don't get me wrong. Angry Birds doesn't depict any on-camera violence against person, bird, or pig. But there's a darkness at the heart of this movie that's hard to reconcile.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Its historical influence aside, Dragon Inn delivers pure cinematic pleasure. I'm not sure it can be overpraised.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Tirdad Derakhshani
    It touches on serious - and ridiculously complex - ideas but always cuts them down to manageable, middle-brow morsels.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Tirdad Derakhshani
    The film is a ponderous, overwrought meditation on grief, loss, guilt, and memory that prods and probes its characters more like lab rats than living, breathing creations.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Iglesia's riotous film is crammed with comedic chaos.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Tirdad Derakhshani
    The weight of the picture's moral and political message rests on Ice Cube's Calvin. A decent, honest man with a well-developed sense of responsibility and a passion for social justice, he's an iconic American type - the reluctant hero. He'd rather tend to his own garden, but when called to duty, he's all in.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Tirdad Derakhshani
    The animated French family film April and the Extraordinary World will have your imagination doing somersaults and cartwheels.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 38 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Never again let it be said that an action movie is just like a video game. Hardcore Henry, a frenetic, dizzying, and ultraviolent actioner from Russian rocker-turned-director Ilya Naishuller is one - a first-person shooter writ large for the big screen.
    • 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.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 38 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Predictable, tired, formulaic, it makes up for its lack of originality with a bigger budget, louder jokes, louder costumes, and louder music.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 63 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Well-intentioned if cloying, Miracles from Heaven has an appealing cast and an accessible take on spirituality.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Tirdad Derakhshani
    A thrilling, gorgeous actioner about a massive tsunami that wipes a tourist town off the map.
    • 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.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Tirdad Derakhshani
    A triumphant, feel-good, laugh-out-loud, sports biopic.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Lindholm's mastery of film form is matched by his willingness to engage with some of the most intractable moral quandaries that haunt contemporary life.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Tirdad Derakhshani
    We can't but enjoy the movie and its oddball characters - which makes us somehow complicit in their crimes.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Tirdad Derakhshani
    The film delivers what it promises - an education and a thrill.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Deadpool is, on the whole, a big bowl of fun filled with great stunts, gory fight scenes, and sexy poses.
    • 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.
    • 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.

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