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 Christmas with the Kranks
Score distribution:
1,022 movie reviews
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Jami Bernard
    An insanely delicious animated feature.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Jami Bernard
    It's an uplifting movie about the rewards of perseverance and community.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Jami Bernard
    A sunny-looking movie about the darkest paranoia.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Jami Bernard
    Handsome, passionate and fun. It's everything we go to the movies for.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Jami Bernard
    Pure, eye-popping pleasure.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Jami Bernard
    Brilliant. [24 December 1997, p. 24]
    • New York Daily News
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Jami Bernard
    Gloriously inventive, delightfully nutty comic treasure is unlike anything you've ever seen. It's lunatic.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Jami Bernard
    For film buffs and Lynch fans, this is a glorious high.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Jami Bernard
    Based on a true story, the movie has abundant humor and uplift - but it's a heartbreaker of extraordinary dimension.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Jami Bernard
    A marvel of character-driven drama that no serious filmgoer should miss.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Jami Bernard
    The sunny, funny, toe-tapping Lagaan is the answer to those who ask why they don't make movies like they used to: They do, but in India.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    After all the observations on heartache, politics, art, commerce, passion, identity, mortality, even mental health, six hours begin to seem downright compact.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    Seeing the splendid new version of Pride & Prejudice can be hazardous to your health: There's a very real danger of swooning.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    A rare blend of comedy and tenderness whose point is not the horrors of war but the lengths a parent will go to protect his child's innocence.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    Million Dollar Baby is a knockout. It is Clint Eastwood's baby in every respect — a movie that approaches the level of great boxing films, like "Raging Bull," by using sport as a metaphor for human nature.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    This hunt for revenge is really a quest for self-discovery. The story, acting and brilliant directing elevate Oldboy into a human struggle to know yourself and your place in the universe, and to live with that sometimes terrible knowledge.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    If there's a soft spot in your heart for the sword-&-sandal epic -- and from the star rating above, I think you can guess where I stand -- then you'll swoon with giddy delight over Gladiator.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    In making such an appealing movie about characters who are usually swept under the Hollywood rug, Binder does us all a service.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    Gives moviegoers a funny, observant, evanescent approach to the mysteries of human desire.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    Is a movie worthwhile if it makes you sick? Absolutely, in the case of Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    This winning documentary about fifth-graders who learn ballroom dancing is one of those movies that make the world a brighter place.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    The feel-good movie of the summer. And the song this pimp works up, about how hard it is to manage a stable of ho's, is catchy and moving.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    The same audience that loves "March of the Penguins" will eat up this beautifully told, gorgeously shot story of a grieving boy trying to return his pet cheetah to the wilds of South Africa.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    You can't look away, not only because the carnage is so masterfully photographed, but because the director sucks you into his bleak, poetic, even sensible vision of cosmic brutality. Not for the faint-hearted!
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    A great divorce movie. It's also one of the canniest comedies ever made about a certain kind of literary pretension.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    The darkest, most thrilling entry yet in the movie franchise.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    What fans want are good movies. This one isn't particularly funny or romantic, but it's gripping and tragic. It asks some nasty, yet profound, questions about human desire and behavior.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    Caché seems at first glance like a straightforward thriller - about a talk-show host being stalked by a technologically savvy blackmailer. But it's really a sly, subversive commentary on conscience, race, class and inequity.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    Less bloody than its predecessors, Lady Vengeance wraps up with a killer (literally) finale that calls into question the killer instinct. It's one of the reasons Park's brutal films are so emotionally rewarding.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    As strong on action as it is weak on the interpersonal stuff. If Bond can get a new car for each episode, how about some new pickup lines?