For 1,022 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 52% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 43% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jami Bernard's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Look at Me
Lowest review score: 0 Whipped
Score distribution:
1,022 movie reviews
    • 27 Metascore
    • 38 Jami Bernard
    The movie is full of puzzling celebrity cameos, as if Brazilian director Bruno Barreto called in all his chits.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 38 Jami Bernard
    Juices up the visuals with fancy camerawork and split screens, but it can't distract enough from the vulgarity of the material.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 38 Jami Bernard
    An unimaginative schoolyard-bully comedy.
    • New York Daily News
    • 66 Metascore
    • 38 Jami Bernard
    The production is as gaily colored as the margaritas, but the overall result is wan.
    • New York Daily News
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 Jami Bernard
    You may not realize just how much it takes to make a great mockumentar like "Waiting for Guffman" until you see Never Been Thawed.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Jami Bernard
    A gangsta rapper without fire in the belly isn't terribly interesting, cinematically or musically.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Jami Bernard
    The wordless six-minute animé shorts - at the end of which our double-jointed heroine would always die - don't lend themselves to a 95-minute action movie where viewers might rightfully expect something to make sense.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Jami Bernard
    If the Founding Fathers had known National Treasure would be the result of their efforts to forge a new nation, they might have reached for the Wite-Out.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 38 Jami Bernard
    It tries to be more existential than gumshoe but falls way short.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 38 Jami Bernard
    It's hard to care what really happened on Wonderland Ave. when the audience hates the neighborhood.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 38 Jami Bernard
    Cedric is certainly the bright spot in this movie - personable, silly and lovable, with just enough of Gleason's girth, timing and humanity to make you wish he'd driven Ralph Kramden's bus onto the lot of a different movie.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Jami Bernard
    Crudup gives it his best, but his character is so economically drawn, there's hardly anything there -- certainly nothing likable.
    • New York Daily News
    • 38 Metascore
    • 38 Jami Bernard
    Lacks the charismatic presence of Vin Diesel, who has priced himself right out of the franchise. Without Diesel, there's not much gas, at least not from the nonvehicular elements.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Jami Bernard
    The movie is quite off its rocker: Jerry Springer, Chrisopher Walken, Tom Waits as a roadside prophet, a miscast, nervous Lucy Liu as an FBI agent -- it's a feverish, violent jumble that's shot as if high on mescaline -- the drug, not the salad.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 Jami Bernard
    A preposterous action movie in which a Navy SEAL makes the world safe for democracy one continent at a time.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 38 Jami Bernard
    As in "The Edge," in which Alec Baldwin and Anthony Hopkins were stranded in the wilds, you can earn a wildernesssurvival merit badge just from watching.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 38 Jami Bernard
    Never gives us what it promised: a glorious, totally new sense of horror.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 38 Jami Bernard
    Dysfunction seeps from every pore of this family, and the anger and ugliness of the characters overwhelm not just the story but the movie's stunning National Geographic location.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 38 Jami Bernard
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    About as many characters, dragons and force fields as "Pokémon" has pocket monsters, so it may be difficult for the uninitiated to keep track.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 38 Jami Bernard
    A waterlogged bagel, hardly the valentine to New York it imagines itself to be.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 38 Jami Bernard
    The story has a definite ick factor that detracts from even the small pleasures the movie might offer its teen audience.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 38 Jami Bernard
    The movie creaks and groans, weighed down by clichés.
    • New York Daily News
    • 49 Metascore
    • 38 Jami Bernard
    Shows that there's a limit to how much mileage one can get from offbeat, creepy and symbiotic.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Jami Bernard
    There are some nicely gory touches for genre connoisseurs...But JC2 lacks the all-important character development we got in the first installment.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 38 Jami Bernard
    The picture's a dud... Instead of Chow's gravitas rubbing off on the kid, Scott's dude-ness dilutes Chow's authority.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 38 Jami Bernard
    The humor is supposed to stem from the clash of kids who have been raised so differently and of partners with opposing views of child care. But there are just so many jokes you can make about who gets to use the bathroom when.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 38 Jami Bernard
    If you think you're tough enough, go ahead and sit through the endurance test that is Bad Boys 2, a brutal, 2 1/2-hour display of production overkill.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 38 Jami Bernard
    The screenplay has no idea how to modulate the banter between the movie's talented stars so that it approximates affectionate and playful sparring.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 38 Jami Bernard
    The award for hardest-to-watch movie of the year.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 38 Jami Bernard
    Falls short of the mark, content to shoot fish in a barrel.

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