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 4.8 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 Gimme Shelter
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 25 out of 256
256 movie reviews
    • 65 Metascore
    • 88 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Rosamund Pike is adorable, if a little too ethereal and flighty.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Tirdad Derakhshani
    The story is simple, illogical, mysterious, strange, and, of course, very, very sparse.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Tirdad Derakhshani
    I’m Not Your Negro is an unforgettable work. Baldwin’s words – eloquently spoken by Samuel Jackson – will haunt you.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Tirdad Derakhshani
    A mildly charming, if singularly unoriginal, comedy.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Tirdad Derakhshani
    At its satirical best, Things to Come takes aim at some of the sacred cows of French academia, showing how the posturing of today’s radical kids seems to repeat the attitudes their parents had in the '60s.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Tirdad Derakhshani
    An immensely rich, deeply felt exploration of human relationships that draws you in and holds you fast for nearly three hours.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Gold never settles on a coherent point of view. Is the film supposed to be a critique of capitalism or is it a Horatio Alger story about a self-made man preyed upon by wall street?
    • 42 Metascore
    • 12 Tirdad Derakhshani
    I should put in for worker’s comp for the extensive injuries I sustained watching the insulting, abysmal 3-D action thriller xXx: Return of Xander Cage, which left me deeply traumatized and suffering from injuries to my eardrums, my eyes, my mind, my soul, my aesthetic sensibility, and my sense of decency.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Michael Keaton has this incredible, I’m-at-the-edge-of-the-abyss look that should be taught as "the hangdog" in drama school.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Tirdad Derakhshani
    A remarkably weird and wonderful exercise in psychological terror featuring a virtuoso performance by Scottish actor James McAvoy.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Tirdad Derakhshani
    It's intriguing enough to suck you in, but confusing, fragmentary, frustrating.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Paterson is easily one of Jarmusch’s most accomplished films. He portrays the life of the mind and the workings of the creative soul as a kind of secret love affair, a deep, hidden well inside the most ordinary, mundane existence.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 63 Tirdad Derakhshani
    If you’re looking for great, realistic action, it’s just the thing. Berg is a masterful action director, and his Patriots Day is every bit as engaging and exciting as "Lone Survivor" and "Deepwater Horizon."
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Scorsese’s adaptation is overlong and at times insufferably self-indulgent, but contains sublime moments of transcendent beauty and a wealth of beautiful performances.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Tirdad Derakhshani
    A Monster Calls is an engrossing tragic fantasy, sustained by genuine sentiment.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Child actor Pawar is extraordinary as Saroo during his terrifying odyssey, and Davis portrays the streets of Calcutta, teeming with homeless children and adults, as if they were one of the rings of hell from "Dante's Inferno."
    • 39 Metascore
    • 63 Tirdad Derakhshani
    An enjoyable (but long) romcom that's like "Meet the Parents" on LSD, laced with rat poison.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 63 Tirdad Derakhshani
    It's a small, intimate chamber piece with beautiful camerawork and gorgeous art direction ... until it loses its way in a wrongheaded bid for sci-fi greatness.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Fences is also very much an actors' movie, with breathtaking performances from Washington and his costars, including Davis, Stephen Henderson, Jovan Adepo, Russell Hornsby, and Mykelti Williamson.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Its positive message about education, the value of hard work, and the power of social commitment make it a must-see for parents and kids alike.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 63 Tirdad Derakhshani
    It also has great momentum, good set pieces, and so much frothy nihilism it’s just plain fun.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Rogue One is a minor little story with a likable cast and familiar Star Wars themes. But it tries so hard to be an epic masterpiece – with self-important speeches and an insanely outsize orchestral score – that it ends up a laughable parody of itself.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Lean, mean, and utterly compelling, Ma’s beautifully paced and remarkably understated 80-minute thriller Old Stone is a Kafkaesque satire about the soul-crushing effects of bureaucracy.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Tirdad Derakhshani
    A disquieting and ultimately disappointing political thriller.
    • 82 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 film is too formulaic and far too prone to melodrama, with outsize emotions as ridiculous as its comic-book villains.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Strictly speaking, Elle is a comedy, a blacker-than-death social satire about bourgeois values, set in contemporary Paris. It’s viciously, demonically funny in parts.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 88 Tirdad Derakhshani
    At turns elegiac, absurdist, and gently satirical, Lonergan’s drama is a deeply affecting chamber piece that features an outstanding performance by Casey Affleck.
    • 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."
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Tirdad Derakhshani
    Moana 's great heart and great humor actively subvert the violent, egocentric, macho mind-set that dominates so many popular stories. It can hardly be expected to change prevailing attitudes on its own. But it’s a start.

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