For 1,028 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 0.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jami Bernard's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 One Day in September
Lowest review score: 0 3 Strikes
Score distribution:
1028 movie reviews
    • 60 Metascore
    • 63 Jami Bernard
    The movie ever so slowly builds to a startling finale, one that puts new meaning into passive-aggressive relationships.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 63 Jami Bernard
    Its leisurely pace and reliance on Ambrose's pale-lashed gaze make it more of an interior monologue. That may not please viewers who crave action, but those with patience will be rewarded.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 63 Jami Bernard
    Trixie has "cult favorite" written all over it. That is to say, the general public is likely to say ixnay.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 63 Jami Bernard
    Gosling's performance is a stunner, although the story-telling is otherwise pedestrian. It is the movie's blessing and curse that it does not shy away from Danny's murderous, inexplicable contradictions — or explain them.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 63 Jami Bernard
    Farmiga is excellent as a woman who is like the mouse she feeds to her son's pet snake - trapped and about to be eaten alive by ordinary circumstance.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 63 Jami Bernard
    The first two stories are so well-drawn you hate to leave them. But Miller's femaleempowerment anthology carries a smart whiff of other literary looks at ordinary, extraordinary women, such as Grace Paley's "Enormous Changes at the Last Minute."
    • 57 Metascore
    • 63 Jami Bernard
    Craggy oldsters Mick Jagger and James Coburn steal the show from the young uns in The Man From Elysian Fields, a mostly entertaining twist on the Faust story about a writer who sells himself cheap.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 63 Jami Bernard
    Even with the requisite melodrama, it's a rollicking, optimistic movie.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Jami Bernard
    While it's not quite as satisfying as Chabrol's underappreciated "Merci pour le chocolat" (2000), it's still nasty fun at the expense of the upper middle class.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Jami Bernard
    A by-the-numbers tearjerker notable mostly for the most adorable little sluggers this side of the "Bad News Bears."
    • 68 Metascore
    • 63 Jami Bernard
    The four ladies of Friends With Money are people I wouldn't want to ride the bus with (not that some of them would be caught dead on public transportation). They're whiners with little self-knowledge. Perhaps that's what holds them together, but it's not pretty.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 63 Jami Bernard
    What has changed most dramatically over the years is the camera's ability to shoot as if it were stationed on the wall of those rolling pipelines. For some, this is the next best thing to being there.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Jami Bernard
    The lightweight bauble is perfect entertainment for now.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 63 Jami Bernard
    David Cronenberg is one of the most intellectual film makers around.
    • New York Daily News
    • 32 Metascore
    • 63 Jami Bernard
    Fathers and sons with problems expressing their feelings makes for a story that is universal, and that has also been done to death. Thankfully, the boxing scenes are extensive and pack the appropriate punch.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 63 Jami Bernard
    This intelligently acted and well-paced story avoids most of the clichés.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 63 Jami Bernard
    Adrien Brody is cornering the market on roles where he's hunted, haunted and under-nourished.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Jami Bernard
    There's humor and expected back-story pathos.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 63 Jami Bernard
    It's reassuring to see love and sex in one's 70s depicted as fully replenishing. At the same time, it's sobering to think that it's no easier in the twilight of life to make rational decisions regarding the heart.
    • New York Daily News
    • 43 Metascore
    • 63 Jami Bernard
    Michael Winterbottom nakedly goes where no "respectable" director has gone before - to sex and beyond! His provocative 9 Songs is the first movie by a director of Winterbottom's standing to depict real, uncensored sex between its lead actors.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 63 Jami Bernard
    None of the criminal skulduggery feels quite right, but the comic bits between Bobby (Favreau) and Ricky (Vaughn) are freewheeling fun.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 63 Jami Bernard
    It's hard to imagine anyone other than Keaton pulling this off.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 63 Jami Bernard
    Handsomely mounted but disappointingly slight.

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