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 Not One Less
Lowest review score: 0 Whipped
Score distribution:
1,022 movie reviews
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Jami Bernard
    Gently unfolds into an epic, heartbreaking love story that's far greater than the sum of its parts.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Jami Bernard
    This audience-pleaser is smart and acerbic. Jaoui has an uncanny ear - as director, co-writer and part of the inspired ensemble cast - for human foibles, self-deception, celebrity worship and female body issues.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Jami Bernard
    In the end, it's a sweeping, important film that overturns everything you learned in school about the birth of this nation.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Jami Bernard
    Once in a great while there's a movie that's so funny, infectious and welcoming - a movie that makes you feel so good about America and the people in it - you just want to climb inside the screen and live there. That's the case with Dave Chappelle's Block Party - part comedy, part concert film, part avant-garde experiment, and all of it a joy.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Jami Bernard
    Powerfully uplifting precisely because it's so horrifying.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Jami Bernard
    Film makers Barak Goodman and Daniel Anker dig deep into the story and its ramifications, exposing how the twin evils of racism and anti-Semitism combined to foment institutional injustice, and led — if a silver lining could be found — to the triumphs of the civil-rights movement two and three decades later.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Jami Bernard
    Gorgeous, fascinating and surprisingly suspenseful.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Jami Bernard
    The stop-the-presses news from The House of Mirth is the number of fine performances from people you never knew had it in them.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Jami Bernard
    Washington can bank on an Oscar nomination for the most forceful work of his career.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Jami Bernard
    A gripping thriller whose terror -- unfortunately -- comes from real life.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Jami Bernard
    Borderline brilliant. Tackles the war on drugs from a kaleidoscope of perspectives.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Jami Bernard
    A juicy noir stew of amorality that's the best thing since "Chinatown."
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Jami Bernard
    Smith's gleeful, touching documentary records the agony and the ecstasy of realizing your dream, and intangible ways that such dreams help keep people alive.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Jami Bernard
    Beaming back on screens for its 20th anniversary, holds up spectacularly well.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Jami Bernard
    Exquisitely moving story.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Jami Bernard
    You can reexperience the humor and magic -- and the essence of Streisand -- in this William Wyler classic.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Jami Bernard
    It's said to be an autobiography, but that pertains only in the loosest sense. It's a comedy. It's a 1920s silent movie. It is practically indescribable. And it is pure genius.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Jami Bernard
    Normally the sound in movie theaters is of popcorn crunching. But the sound at theaters where Central Station is showing is of hearts breaking.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Jami Bernard
    An adorable, infectious work of true sophistication.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Jami Bernard
    Payne achieves an impressive control over the look and tone, so that, melancholy as the movie is, it comes off as both comedy and comment on the human condition.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Jami Bernard
    A tart, funny and tremendously sobering movie about the deepest recesses of personal unhappiness.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Jami Bernard
    Writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson has perfectly wedded form to function by filming Boogie Nights in a style suggesting the grainy texture of porn and the ambivalence of the era.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 100 Jami Bernard
    The overall result is a romantic comedy that indulges fantasies, calms insecurities (can an ordinary bloke stack up?), and breaks and mends hearts with surgical precision.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Jami Bernard
    A daring, teeth-grinding experience that doesn't let the viewer rest easy.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Jami Bernard
    Almodovar is adept at weaving together strands you'd never guess would match.