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 Funny Girl (re-release)
Lowest review score: 0 Whipped
Score distribution:
1,022 movie reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    Even the hardest heart must melt in the face of The Story of the Weeping Camel.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    Like watching an American teen-sex comedy through a glass darkly.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    A brilliant if slow-paced movie about one man's unwitting journey into adulthood.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    This movie is for select tastes. It's not the fusillade of porn that wears you down, but the melancholy of watching an unremarkable man glide down the tubes as if on a water slide.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    Inordinately clever, sprightly romantic comedy.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    Hell has not yet frozen over, but here's something equally unexpected: David Mamet has made a G-rated movie for adults.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    A droll gem that celebrates movie love with feeling and deadpan humor.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    Bernie Mac gives surprising wisdom and heart - along with the laughs - to what could have been just another generic baseball comedy.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    In Wide Blue Road, his (Montand) character and the wages of desperation are much more complex. Here is the real lost Atlantis.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    No matter which floor you're on, the huge cast is extraordinary, and Altman gives the actors free rein to bring their characters to life despite such close quarters.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    No picnic to watch -- Leigh's camera is unsentimental and unsparing.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    A haunting, melancholy work.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    This is a wickedly funny skewering of a prewar London society gone mad with frivolity.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    Noir has never been this bright.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    If there is any justice in the world, Farnsworth will be remembered at Oscar time.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    A delightful and endearing romantic comedy with the shape and resonance of a Jane Austen novel.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    When director Stephen Frears worked with (Jack Black), he must have yelled "Let 'er rip!" instead of "Action!"
    • 91 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    It's a deceptively simple tale that tackles, serenely and with surprising humor, issues of gender, power, custom and change.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    As gorgeous and gripping as it is faithful to the spirit of Patrick O'Brian's celebrated series of historical novels.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    A fascinating whirl of politics and palace intrigue.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    Susan Tom has her hands full in Jonathan Karsh's documentary My Flesh and Blood -- she's dealing with her 13 children, most adopted, some with serious maladies. Rarely does one encounter such capable hands.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    The sniper's life is a lonely one, full of shallow breathing and delayed gratification. Solitary as it is, Jude Law manages to get a little action in the bunkers of wartime Stalingrad in the ambitious but sometimes inadvertently silly Enemy at the Gates.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    Tarnation represents a breakthrough in the possibilities of the personal film as a mix of poetry and journalism. It's also harrowing as hell.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    This extraordinary film refracts truth through the prism of memory, until what you get is a tragedy of Shakespearean dimensions, full of sacrifice and betrayal.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    There are so many balls in the air in the cheerfully violent Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, you'll want to wear a helmet for fear they'll all come crashing down.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    If only there were a surefire way to describe Guy Maddin's films without scaring off viewers. The quirky Canadian is a genius who produces haunting, exquisitely droll movies that defy explanation.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    The movie doesn't stoop to cheap psychoanalysis and must be commended for a bravely ambiguous ending. But most of the credit goes to Lane, who is simply extraordinary as a woman whose body is at war with her conscience.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    Makes hoops look like the sexiest game in town.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    "Chocolat" was just a warmup for the stunning display of the male form against National Geographic settings in her new Beau Travail.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    The combination of old-time Hollywood valor and ahead-of-its-time surprises makes this restoration a big event.