Tirdad Derakhshani

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For 233 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 75% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 22% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 6.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Tirdad Derakhshani's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 Timbuktu
Lowest review score: 12 Gimme Shelter
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 24 out of 233
233 movie reviews
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Tirdad Derakhshani
    The film is too formulaic and far too prone to melodrama, with outsize emotions as ridiculous as its comic-book villains.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 63 Tirdad Derakhshani
    At 120 minutes, The Love Witch is too long. Biller has too much material on her hands and too many non sequitur scenes.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 63 Tirdad Derakhshani
    While it's not entirely successful, this stylish shocker is a big step up from the earlier film.
    • 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Despite its visual beauty and Rahim's extraordinary, and silent, performance, the film never quite manages to connect on an emotional level.
    • 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.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 63 Tirdad Derakhshani
    While its message is a little simplistic, Knock Knock is shot through with a brilliant, gleefully anarchic dark humor that's equally fun and disturbing.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 63 Tirdad Derakhshani
    It seems another member of Clint Eastwood's brood is ready for stardom. Francesca Eastwood, 22, his daughter with actor Frances Fisher, is one of the bright lights in writer-director JT Mollner's otherwise uneven feature debut.
    • 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.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 63 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Masterminds is filled with the sort of idiotic bathroom humor that has become standard in big-screen comedies, but it is enlivened by the surreal slapstick touches that made Napoleon Dynamite so good. Even though it isn't the sharpest comedy, it had me in stitches.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 63 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Tries - far too hard - to replicate the Alice effect and falls short.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 63 Tirdad Derakhshani
    The film is surprisingly engaging. It’s fun.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Tirdad Derakhshani
    The Purge: Election Year tries to show that what counts isn't firepower but compassion, not egoism but community. But frankly, it can't help but shoot itself in the foot: The violence is too tantalizing, too stylized, too fetishistic - the film features killers dressed in fanciful Halloween costumes who dance and sing as they dismember people.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Tirdad Derakhshani
    For all its grand promises, Ip Man 3 teeters uneasily among B-movie clichés.
    • 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.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Despite a great cast and several terrific action sequences, Fuqua's film is largely forgettable.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Storks feels way too much like a belabored and mediocre SNL sketch. Each character has some neurotic tic or crazy fixation, which they expound upon in monologues that feel like material for a stand-up act or a sitcom.
    • 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.

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