Tirdad Derakhshani

Tirdad Derakhshani

Agrees with the Tomatometer 79% of the time.

Tirdad Derakhshani's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Philadelphia Daily News, Philadelphia Inquirer

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1.5/4 No Score Yet Unsullied (2015) "Unsullied was made by a director with real promise. It's a shame Rice picked this turkey to shoot as his first. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Aug 27, 2015
61% The Carmichael Show: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Carmichael manages to take hackneyed situations and turn them into something unexpected and fresh. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Aug 25, 2015
81% Public Morals: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The action in this drama is there to serve the characters, who are always unique and engaging. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Aug 25, 2015
86% Documentary Now!: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "[It's] one of the best laughers on cable. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Aug 21, 2015
53% Blunt Talk: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Blunt Talk is catapulted by Stewart's magnificent energy, but it's hardly a one-man show. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Aug 21, 2015
84% Orphan Black: Season 3 (TV, 2015) "We enter the third season following a shocking discovery that adds a delicious new dimension to the series. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Aug 13, 2015
55% Kevin From Work: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Kevin from Work is a clever mix of rom-com and workplace comedy that manages to deploy post-American Pie raunchiness without coming across as too salacious. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Aug 11, 2015
85% Difficult People: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Difficult People... raises an important philosophical question: Can you enjoy a sitcom if you loathe its lead characters? I think not. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Aug 4, 2015
20% Mr. Robinson: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Despite its use of quite a lot of off-color jokes, it is a warm, amusing, if forgettable, little ditty that delivers some solid amusement. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Aug 4, 2015
2.5/4 64% That Sugar Film (2015) "Fun to watch, if a little too cutesy for my tastes. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jul 30, 2015
2.5/4 67% Unexpected (2015) "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. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jul 23, 2015
42% Tut: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Spike unveils its first major scripted production, Tut, a largely enjoyable, if uneven three-night epic. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jul 20, 2015
2.5/4 74% Hippocrates: Diary of a French Doctor (2015) "While it has considerable charms, Hippocrates is just too predictable. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jul 17, 2015
3/4 50% Boulevard (2015) "Williams does a terrific job portraying Nolan's ambivalence, the mix of fear, guilt, and excitement that grips him and the gradual change he undergoes in the ensuing weeks. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jul 16, 2015
1.5/4 6% Safelight (2015) "Does the world really need another indie film about lost souls living quiet lives of desperation in a heaven-forsaken one-horse town? " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jul 16, 2015
2.5/4 86% The Tribe (2015) "A stunning examination of teenage cruelty, exploitation, and crime that refuses to give us the satisfaction of identifying with the characters. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jul 16, 2015
16% The Gallows (2015) "The Gallows is one lazy film. There's no real effort or inventiveness here, whether we're talking about the character names, the jokes, the set pieces, or the predictable plot twist. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jul 10, 2015
76% The Suicide Theory (2015) "Its faults aside, The Suicide Theory is a truly touching story about our need for human contact. It's strange, goofy, surreal, and deeply gratifying. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jul 9, 2015
74% Masters of Sex: Season 3 (TV, 2015) "It's still one of the best dramas on TV. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jul 9, 2015
88% Dates: 1 (TV, 2013) "The premise presents tantalizing possibilities, a fact not lost on Elsley and his cowriters, who ensure that the dialogue-heavy episodes move at a smooth pace. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jul 9, 2015
76% The Spoils Before Dying: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "The Spoils Before Dying won't tickle everyone's fancy, but it shows IFC at its creative best. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jul 8, 2015
3.5/4 100% Rebels of the Neon God (2015) "A breathtaking, disturbing look at urban angst and the emptiness of youth culture ... " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jul 2, 2015
86% HUMANS: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "A charming, exciting, and impeccably written sci-fi drama for grown-up. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jun 26, 2015
97% Mr. Robot: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "A thought-provoking, exciting, in-your-face hacker drama. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jun 23, 2015
1.5/4 8% Phantom Halo (2015) "Messy and confused, the film is a mishmash of tropes from Shakespeare, heist movies, family melodrama, and romance novels hastily thrown together. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jun 19, 2015
3.5/4 93% The Farewell Party (2015) "For all its talk of death, The Farewell Party, featuring a terrific ensemble cast, is a story about life. Always honest, graceful and funny it explores with deep compassion its characters familial and romantic relationships. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jun 19, 2015
2.5/4 36% The Face Of An Angel (2015) "There's a great deal of intelligent material here. Winterbottom mounts a harsh attack on our fascination with killers and our tendency to forget the victim. Yet it's overlaid with so much navel-gazing, it's hard to take. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jun 19, 2015
59% Complications: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Watching Matt Nix's new USA series, Complications, is like taking an advanced seminar in unintended consequences. A fun, thrilling, twisty, and at times mind-blowing seminar. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jun 17, 2015
70% Sense8: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Packed with entertaining visuals, it's also rich in characterization, even featuring a few very funny storylines. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jun 4, 2015
1.5/4 0% Freedom (2015) "A schmaltzy, deeply sentimentalized drama about American slavery and the rise of the Underground Railroad. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jun 4, 2015
97% Hannibal: Season 3 (TV, 2015) "Hannibal enthralls the viewer's aesthetic sense with its stunning photography, sophisticated use of imagery, and breathtaking beauty while at the same time threatening to steal away our soul, dragging it deep into the void. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jun 2, 2015
29% Stitchers: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Stitchers... is frothy fun. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jun 2, 2015
94% Halt and Catch Fire: Season 2 (TV, 2015) "Before trotting it back out for its second turn around the track, producers have made some welcome adjustments to the show's pacing, structure, and characterization. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jun 1, 2015
81% Nightingale (2015) "Nightingale rages on at times with no real direction. At others, it hits us over the head with pretentious symbolism. Oyelowo's inspired performance keeps it afloat. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 28, 2015
75% The Whispers: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Despite it all, this is seriously addictive stuff. Where is The Whispers leading us? I wager we'll all be glued to our TVs trying to figure that out. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 28, 2015
9% Grace Of Monaco "Kidman seemed a natural choice to play Kelly. She manages to soar in several scenes. Hampered by the subpar material, she seems utterly lost, unable to master what could have been the role of her career. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 26, 2015
55% Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "It's little more than a fragmented series of sketches stitched together by an ineffectual structure. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 26, 2015
56% Aquarius: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "We'll leave it for the experts to decide how much Aquarius fudges the truth. As drama, it's gripping, disturbing, and rewarding. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 26, 2015
31% Poltergeist (2015) "It's not exactly a scary film, but it does provide an enjoyable ride. It's good fun. But it left me befuddled. A little sad. And a little angry. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 22, 2015
25% Between: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "While Between is a somewhat derivative creature that's not likely to rewrite the rules of the genre, the first episode (the only one made available to critics) sucks you right in with its intriguing premise and exciting action. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 22, 2015
4/4 100% Apu Trilogy "The Apu Trilogy is a masterpiece no cinephile can afford to miss. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 22, 2015
3.5/4 52% In the Name of My Daughter (2015) "A fascinating, suspenseful story about obsessive love, money, the Mafia, and murder. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 21, 2015
3/4 75% Good Kill (2015) "One of the most insightful films about the War on Terror since 9/11. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 21, 2015
2.5/4 52% 5 Flights Up (2015) "5 Flights Up is a sweet film with a few nicely turned lines, some good jokes, and some very lovely dialogue. But it's not much more than fluff and air. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 7, 2015
3.5/4 97% About Elly (2015) "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. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 7, 2015
3/4 71% Welcome to Me (2015) "At turns horribly funny and simply horrific, Piven's film suggests our therapeutic age has reduced us all to psychic cripples who resort to emotional exhibitionism in lieu of honest self-examination and self-expression. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 7, 2015
2/4 54% The Age of Adaline (2015) "It fails to pursue any of the fascinating questions its premise raises. Instead, it dives headfirst into Nicholas Sparks territory and explores, though not without some charm, Adaline's romantic life. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Apr 23, 2015
2/4 60% Unfriended (2015) "A horror pic with a new gimmick that likely will spawn an entire subgenre of more substandard rubbish. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Apr 16, 2015
2/4 34% Beyond The Reach (2015) "There's not much here: The characters are paper-thin, and the action is slow, at times agonizingly so. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Apr 16, 2015
4/4 97% Black Souls (2015) "A somber piece of film poetry about men so invested in a rigid notion of honor and revenge they become trapped in an endless loop of violence. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Apr 16, 2015
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