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 Cowards Bend the Knee or The Blue Hands
Lowest review score: 0 Christmas with the Kranks
Score distribution:
1,022 movie reviews
    • 99 Metascore
    • 100 Jami Bernard
    It's impossible to imagine how the action genre would have developed without Akira Kurosawa's watershed 1954 movie Seven Samurai.
    • 99 Metascore
    • 100 Jami Bernard
    It's a white-knuckler all the way, with most of that tension coming from the smallest facial expressions exchanged in uneasy silence between compatriots who knew what they were getting into, but were nevertheless unprepared for the moral and emotional fallout of their patriotic actions.
    • 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.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Jami Bernard
    It took the German restorers four years to ready this print using dupe negatives and old prints found in archives around the world. Their work speaks for itself. Each frame of this classic is drop-dead stunning, the more so now that the movie no longer hiccups its way across the screen.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Jami Bernard
    Beaming back on screens for its 20th anniversary, holds up spectacularly well.
    • New York Daily News
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Jami Bernard
    Handsome, passionate and fun. It's everything we go to the movies for.
    • 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.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Jami Bernard
    An insanely delicious animated feature.
    • 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.
    • New York Daily News
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Jami Bernard
    A juicy noir stew of amorality that's the best thing since "Chinatown."
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Jami Bernard
    Gloriously inventive, delightfully nutty comic treasure is unlike anything you've ever seen. It's lunatic.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    Clever, buoyant and surprisingly human.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Jami Bernard
    A sunny-looking movie about the darkest paranoia.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Jami Bernard
    The most gorgeous movie of the year. This smashing martial-arts romance from Chinese director Zhang Yimou is stunning in other ways, too, like the eroticism that ripples just beneath the surface.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Jami Bernard
    You can reexperience the humor and magic -- and the essence of Streisand -- in this William Wyler classic.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    Like watching an American teen-sex comedy through a glass darkly.
    • New York Daily News
    • 88 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    The strangely mesmerizing dance contest in "Pulp Fiction" was born of Jean-Luc Godard's 1964 New Wave classic Band of Outsiders.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Jami Bernard
    With its agile, clever script and winning characters, Toy Story 2 is that rare thing -- an excellent children's movie with no upper age limit.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Excellent, troubling social commentary based on a true story.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Jami Bernard
    Powerfully uplifting precisely because it's so horrifying.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    Inordinately clever, sprightly romantic comedy.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    A gentle comic stew of monster movies, adding dashes of Bugs Bunny irreverence and British gentility.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Accomplishes two great things on what was undoubtedly a minuscule budget. It breathes life into a small story that has larger ramifications. It also shows that America, as represented by Jackson Heights, is still the promised land for people about whom movies are rarely made.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Jami Bernard
    Gently unfolds into an epic, heartbreaking love story that's far greater than the sum of its parts.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    A sublimely uplifting movie.

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