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 The House of Mirth
Lowest review score: 0 Christmas with the Kranks
Score distribution:
1,022 movie reviews
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    If the movie doesn't ultimately transport us to places The Wizard of Oz once took us, that may be partly because "The Sorcerer's Stone" is just the first chapter, with more magic waiting to be parceled out in the coming years.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    The power of the arts to transcend cultural differences is presumably what moves the German to spare Szpilman, and, perhaps, is the key to Polanski's salvation as well.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    Linklater's ravishing new movie represents a bold leap into the possibilities of technology.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    The inexplicably terrifying ending is good for a month's worth of nightmares -- no small thing for a movie in such a saturated field.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    The white-knuckle center of the movie is Sean Penn, who gives an utterly raw performance as Jimmy, father of the dead girl. It's one of the few times that a parent's grief has felt real on the screen through all its ugly permutations.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    Shrek 2 delivers more fun than there is slime in a green ogre's swamp. Much of that is thanks to Antonio ­Banderas, who runs away with Shrek 2 on little cat feet.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    Features an absurdist sensibility that ultimately melts your heart. It's certainly one of the stranger movies you'll see.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    This stirring children's movie about separation anxiety is swimming with comic references only adults will catch, thus greatly expanding the potential audience.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    Deliriously inventive.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    The plot is intricate and tight. The preamble is a bit challenging to sort out. But the movie's engine is the relationships and the characters' inner lives, all of it boiling with emotional intensity.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    A perfect blend of summer action, a big movie with a deeply personal story.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    Clever, buoyant and surprisingly human.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    It turns out that puppets can tell us more about who we are as a nation than the most meticulous documentary. In Team America: World Police, the potty-mouthed, crazily brilliant musical from Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the result is hilarious, shocking and bound to offend nearly everyone.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    One of the most honest and harrowing depictions of female adolescence ever put to film.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    The love and attention Oshii poured into animating Batou's pet basset hound proves that the human instinct dominates even in a movie dependent on technology.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    In this cross between film noir and melodrama, there's lust, need, camp and betrayal.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    An entrancing experience for Potter fans. It's a carefully crafted, dreamy immersion in a world that feels snugly familiar even when evil intrudes.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    The perfect sci-fi movie for a post-9/11 world, in that it tells us we're afraid of threats hiding in plain sight.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    The performance of the movie is Liev Schreiber as Shaw, a man howlingly uncomfortable in his own skin.