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

Jami Bernard's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Look at Me
Lowest review score: 0 Christmas with the Kranks
Score distribution:
1,022 movie reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    Harris convincingly creates one "Pollock" after another over the course of the movie.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    Life-affirming story of love, kinship and sacrifice.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    A simple story that resonates deeply, largely thanks to the actors' ability to invest it with inner life.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    This powerful, compact trilogy speaks volumes about women in Iran.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    Another perfect little gem from Iran in which the simplest story unleashes a torrent of emotion.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    Yet another film from Iran that has the leisurely pace, sly humor and incontrovertible wisdom of a Sufi parable.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    The movie elevated the basic gangster picture into what became known as the niche genre of poetic realism. And, aside from Garbo, never have key lights on a star's face caused so much swooning among fans.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    An immensely uplifting movie whose final, unforgettable frames come as close as anything to answering the big questions about why we bother in a dog-eat-dog world.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    Feels like an old-fashioned movie in the way it deals with bold sacrifices made in the name of love, while its setting and chary view of the era's political machinations mark it as distinctly modern.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    Dano is a real find in this daunting role about a teenager's identity crisis. The subject of the movie is dicey but ultimately deeply rewarding.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    It's not just a movie about an underdog who fights the odds, it's about following one's heart -- despite the obstacles.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    The action is tightly focused and well-paced.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    Giddily inventive.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    Written, acted and directed so intelligently that it stands out from the pack, and is guaranteed to give you the warm glow of holiday movies past -- the kind that celebrated faith in human potential and the value of hard work.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    A sublimely uplifting movie.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    An amazingly self-assured movie, it percolates with themes and ideas, all held together by the gift of the bull's parts.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    An excellent movie about a real-life nail-biter, forcefully acted, true to its period and directed with clarity.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    It's the rare film, Dogma or otherwise, that keeps you smiling long after the lights come up.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    Funny gem.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    Each man winds up owing the other -- and the enormity of the sacrifices they make on one another's behalf are quite moving and have not been duplicated in the movies since.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    It's a Master "Plan."
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    Its simple, straightforward storytelling makes mincemeat of the idea that, gee, if these people just worked a little harder and got motivated, they, too, could get a piece of the American Dream.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    Haneke has made a masterly, disturbing movie.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    It's an amazing slice-of-life story that will make you want to rush home and hug the kids.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    A beautifully rich performance by Meryl Streep, [18 September 1998, p. 57]
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    The movie is an actors' paradise, and absolutely no one disappoints.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    A pleasure, chock full of creatively choreographed fight scenes.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    A pitch-perfect gem.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    Moll clearly has looked to Hitchcock and Clouzot for inspiration. There are sexual undercurrents between characters, psychological quirks and a murky veneer like the surface of the pool in "Diabolique."
    • 56 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    A caustic, funny, low-budget treat, shot on digital video.