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 American Movie
Lowest review score: 0 Whipped
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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Jami Bernard
    Almodovar is adept at weaving together strands you'd never guess would match.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    A brilliant if slow-paced movie about one man's unwitting journey into adulthood.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    If there is any justice in the world, Farnsworth will be remembered at Oscar time.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    Million Dollar Baby is a knockout. It is Clint Eastwood's baby in every respect — a movie that approaches the level of great boxing films, like "Raging Bull," by using sport as a metaphor for human nature.