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 L.A. Confidential
Lowest review score: 0 Christmas with the Kranks
Score distribution:
1,022 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Jami Bernard
    Brilliant. [24 December 1997, p. 24]
    • New York Daily News
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Jami Bernard
    Based on a true story, the movie has abundant humor and uplift - but it's a heartbreaker of extraordinary dimension.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Jami Bernard
    Exquisitely moving story.
    • New York Daily News
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Jami Bernard
    You can reexperience the humor and magic -- and the essence of Streisand -- in this William Wyler classic.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Jami Bernard
    Gently unfolds into an epic, heartbreaking love story that's far greater than the sum of its parts.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    A pitch-perfect gem.
    • New York Daily News
    • 46 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    Deliriously inventive.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    A delightful and endearing romantic comedy with the shape and resonance of a Jane Austen novel.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    Each man winds up owing the other -- and the enormity of the sacrifices they make on one another's behalf are quite moving and have not been duplicated in the movies since.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    Feels like an old-fashioned movie in the way it deals with bold sacrifices made in the name of love, while its setting and chary view of the era's political machinations mark it as distinctly modern.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    It's not just a movie about an underdog who fights the odds, it's about following one's heart -- despite the obstacles.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    Its simple, straightforward storytelling makes mincemeat of the idea that, gee, if these people just worked a little harder and got motivated, they, too, could get a piece of the American Dream.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    Moll clearly has looked to Hitchcock and Clouzot for inspiration. There are sexual undercurrents between characters, psychological quirks and a murky veneer like the surface of the pool in "Diabolique."
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    Another perfect little gem from Iran in which the simplest story unleashes a torrent of emotion.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    An immensely uplifting movie whose final, unforgettable frames come as close as anything to answering the big questions about why we bother in a dog-eat-dog world.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    A pleasure, chock full of creatively choreographed fight scenes.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    This powerful, compact trilogy speaks volumes about women in Iran.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    An excellent movie about a real-life nail-biter, forcefully acted, true to its period and directed with clarity.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    A brilliant if slow-paced movie about one man's unwitting journey into adulthood.
    • New York Daily News
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    It's a Master "Plan."
    • New York Daily News
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    A fascinating whirl of politics and palace intrigue.
    • 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.

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