For 1,024 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 1.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jami Bernard's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Vera Drake
Lowest review score: 0 Whipped
Score distribution:
1024 movie reviews
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Jami Bernard
    Beautifully acted and exquisitely photographed, director Claude Miller's superb drama, from Philippe Grimbert's autobiographical novel, is awash with the ripples created by unlived lives.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Jami Bernard
    As filmed by Steven Soderbergh with appropriate visuals for a movie about perceptions, Gray's quest for ocular health leads from an Indian sweat lodge to a Filipino psychic surgeon. [19 March 1997, p.39]
    • New York Daily News
    • 82 Metascore
    • 60 Jami Bernard
    La Promesse believes that decency is an innate human quality that can surface from any rubble. [16 May 1997, p.47]
    • New York Daily News
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Jami Bernard
    Tomorrow Never Dies delivers the goods with tongue in cheek, if not Bond's tongue in someone else's cheek.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Jami Bernard
    When improv is done well, it sheds a unique light on the human condition. When it is done adequately, as it is in Full Frontal, it simply makes you long for a good script and pricey production values.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Jami Bernard
    A climbing thriller whose plot may be on thin ice but whose action sequences are stunning.
    • 17 Metascore
    • 50 Jami Bernard
    Should have sold its soul for a little help in the script department.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Jami Bernard
    Viewers of first-time director Jeong Jae-eun's sober dissection of dismal day-to-day rituals may want to throw themselves into the brackish water long before the movie is over.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Jami Bernard
    This updated version has the good sense to star Brendan Fraser, who is shaping up as one of our finest romantic-comedy stars.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Jami Bernard
    Hart's War has its priorities clear, but delivers them with insulting simplicity.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Jami Bernard
    There are absolutely no psychological insights into sick minds in The Minus Man, a poky, opaque drama with a good cast and not much going on upstairs.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Jami Bernard
    The real star of the movie is the background work.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Jami Bernard
    Unusual in that it spotlights a common but largely unsung variety of teenage female angst.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Jami Bernard
    Not worth the rocket fuel.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Jami Bernard
    A draggy shaggy-dog story about a poor Jewish girl's painfully slow emotional awakening. The movie is 145 minutes long, so by the time Esther's awake, the audience may not be as lucky.
    • New York Daily News
    • 21 Metascore
    • 50 Jami Bernard
    Stanze is to be congratulated on raising the bar for horror avant-garde filmmaking on a shoestring.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Jami Bernard
    This movie hyperventilates with pessimism to the point of perversity.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Jami Bernard
    The best of the lot are Greta Scacchi, as an actress trying to peddle her first screenplay (with herself attached as director), and Ron Silver.
    • New York Daily News
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Jami Bernard
    Not so much a movie as a self-contained world for like-minded people who wear their outsider status on their sleeves.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Jami Bernard
    Characters seem phony.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Jami Bernard
    With its mystical mumbo jumbo and even a helpful beam of celestial light in one scene, A Rumor of Angels is a kind of cinematic comfort food for an undemanding audience.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Jami Bernard
    Very much a freshman effort, lacking focus, edge.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Jami Bernard
    This sob story is a tough sell.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Jami Bernard
    It's just like Paul McCartney's first solo album after the Beatles broke up; he played all the instruments himself -- because he could.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Jami Bernard
    The deliberate simplicity that works so well at the Sullivan Street Theater seems flat, anachronistic and almost spooky on the big screen.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Jami Bernard
    This movie's attempt to reinvent Mizer as a First Amendment hero isn't as effective as its triumphant display of beefcake, which is, after all, the movie's raison d'etre.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Jami Bernard
    (Rourke's) nearly unrecognizable presence is characteristic of the odd pockets of talent (and, sometimes, lint) in Steve Buscemi's film.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Jami Bernard
    The script is so ridiculous that nothing rings true.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Jami Bernard
    Mismatch of tone and material.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Jami Bernard
    Manages to look very good for its limitations, and features solid actors doing their best with a very sketchy script.

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