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 2.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jami Bernard's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Boogie Nights
Lowest review score: 0 3 Strikes
Score distribution:
1,022 movie reviews
    • 49 Metascore
    • 38 Jami Bernard
    A waterlogged bagel, hardly the valentine to New York it imagines itself to be.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 Jami Bernard
    Brutal but somewhat endearing.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 38 Jami Bernard
    It tries to be more existential than gumshoe but falls way short.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 38 Jami Bernard
    Kinsella, in his feature debut, milks cliches, caricatures and an unlikely set of coincidences to tie things up in a neat bundle.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 38 Jami Bernard
    A slice of life that adds up to exactly the sum of its parts, no more, no less.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 Jami Bernard
    The movie walks a tightrope between playing this misunderstood malady for laughs and sentiment.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 38 Jami Bernard
    A perfect example of an "art" movie that is so lugubrious and soul-sucking that it's hell to sit through.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 38 Jami Bernard
    Caught with a shaky hand-held camera, this aimless diary glides indifferently along Weber's stellar collection of photos.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 38 Jami Bernard
    The movie creaks and groans, weighed down by clichés.
    • New York Daily News
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 38 Jami Bernard
    The movie is full of puzzling celebrity cameos, as if Brazilian director Bruno Barreto called in all his chits.
    • 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 38 Jami Bernard
    After 45 minutes of incomparable boredom, the movie gets slightly better when it stops reaching for cheap yuks and lets the actors do what they do well.
    • 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 38 Jami Bernard
    Max
    A serious and thoughtful movie that probably does not mean to trivialize the Holocaust and blame the victim. But it is playing with fire nevertheless.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 38 Jami Bernard
    X
    About as many characters, dragons and force fields as "Pokémon" has pocket monsters, so it may be difficult for the uninitiated to keep track.
    • 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.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 38 Jami Bernard
    An unimaginative schoolyard-bully comedy.
    • New York Daily News
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 Jami Bernard
    All the magic at the disposal of today's filmmakers cannot bring to life this unappealing animated children's movie.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 38 Jami Bernard
    Shows that there's a limit to how much mileage one can get from offbeat, creepy and symbiotic.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 38 Jami Bernard
    The main theme is the loneliness of the social outcast. That, plus a soundtrack to wake the undead, and the morbidly entombed presence of Aaliyah, will attract an audience despite the movie's intrinsic cheesiness.
    • New York Daily News
    • 30 Metascore
    • 38 Jami Bernard
    If only half as much attention had been paid to story and character as to set design, the cast wouldn't be playing second banana to a gut rehab.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 38 Jami Bernard
    It's hard to care what really happened on Wonderland Ave. when the audience hates the neighborhood.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 38 Jami Bernard
    An underwritten drama.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 38 Jami Bernard
    It features an insane amount of violence and a number of visual references to the comic, but it lacks the original's humor and spirit.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 38 Jami Bernard
    The only intriguing character is the manager of the diner (and de facto fairy godmother), played by Regina King.