Tirdad Derakhshani

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For 245 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 73% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 24% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 6.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Tirdad Derakhshani's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 The Imposter
Lowest review score: 12 Gimme Shelter
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 24 out of 245
245 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Tirdad Derakhshani
    It's intriguing enough to suck you in, but confusing, fragmentary, frustrating.
    • 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.
    • 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
    Despite the competent animation, the great tunes, and funny voice work by costars Russell Brand and John Cleese, Trolls is a lackluster entry. The story is clichéd and predictable. Overall, the film has no real magic.
    • 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.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Tirdad Derakhshani
    It's nothing more than a sophisticated clone of the original, and it really overdoes the shaky-camera thing - even more than in some of the worst found-footage movies The Blair Witch Project spawned.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Phase II has some nice comic touches, but it's a forgettable B-movie.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Like Clint Eastwood’s masterful 2006 WWII drama "Flags of Our Fathers," Lee’s film is as much about how we spin war stories as it is about war itself. Both involve a group of heroic soldiers sent home by the Pentagon to help drum up popular support. Both are made by filmmakers keenly aware that stories have the power to justify a war or turn the public against it.
    • 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?
    • 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.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Tirdad Derakhshani
    An uneven, perpetually redundant comedy-drama.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Allied comes off like a highlight reel that mimics the look and feel of a whole school of great films, from "Casablanca" to Hitchcock's "Suspicion" and "Notorious."
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Tirdad Derakhshani
    A disquieting and ultimately disappointing political thriller.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 50 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Not a great film. Or particularly good. In fact, it's fairly bad as B-movies go.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Tirdad Derakhshani
    It's refreshing to see an actor tell his own story with some real honesty. Overall, however, Tab Hunter Confidential is too much like every other Hollywood True Story out there.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Tirdad Derakhshani
    An uneven, mildly amusing, and highly derivative flick featuring a wonderful, quirky cast as a crew of art thieves who run a complex scam on the art world, and on each other.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Tirdad Derakhshani
    A tediously faithful remake of French filmmaker Luc Besson's terrific 2004 international hit "District 13," the Besson-produced Brick Mansions might have been mildly interesting had it been made a decade ago.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Tirdad Derakhshani
    This should have been an easy knockout. Yet the pieces just don't fit together. Hands of Stone lurches back and forth between well-crafted dramatic scenes and shabby, cliché-ridden sequences that sap the viewer's energy.
    • 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.
    • 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.

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