For 1,025 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 0.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jami Bernard's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Son of the Bride
Lowest review score: 0 3 Strikes
Score distribution:
1025 movie reviews
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Here's one movie you'll want to see with an audience of squealing, excited, terrified kids, their arms extended greedily to grab, squish or ward off all things exoskeletal and beady-eyed. It's gross, but in the nicest way (meaning no roaches).
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Kinetic, sexy and full of meaningful coincidences and intertwined fates.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Has a simple but exceptionally powerful and uplifting emotional lure.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    The movie turns choppy in the final third, but it is a monumental achievement nonetheless.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    A gentle, soulful comedy about everyday dreams and what it takes to make them come true.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    A solid action story with inventive battles (one on the Statue of Liberty) and satisfyingly gooey special effects.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    With a cast of mostly non-actors, the film seems rough-hewn, like something you'd find rusted along a road. But it's actually a sophisticated blend of crime thriller, coming-of-age story and social realism.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Rock School celebrates music, family, hard work and, yes, Paul Green. Best of all, it shows the flexibility of children to learn and adapt -- even when their teacher is nuts.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    This rousing story of the comeback colt comes close to a modern-day Frank Capra film without the pandering or mawkishness. Yes, it's a bit hokey, but if you fight the movie's gait you'll miss the excitement of the race.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    A story about people learning to know themselves through relationships to others -- delivered with gentle, offbeat humor.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    A pleasant romp through the land of Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Has all the tense crackle of film noir and the molasses drip of irony that is the trademark of movie-making brothers Joel and Ethan Coen.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    A cat's cradle of creepy childhood memory oozing unreliably from the mind of an aging, desiccated, paranoid schizophrenic, played quite amazingly by a mumbling, stooped, shifty-eyed Ralph Fiennes.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    It's the first mainstream gay movie that feels totally comfortable in its shoes.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Thrillers have become so gnawingly generic that The Bourne Identity wakes the senses without leaning on cliché and soundtrack.
    • New York Daily News
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Brisk pacing and a remarkable cast achieve the sleight-of-hand effect of making you forgive some implausible twists and a sanitized ending.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Does an uncommonly good job of summoning all that goes into a masterpiece - erotic tension, financial considerations, even the sensual, elaborate grinding and mixing of paint colors as per 17th-century requirements.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Excellent, troubling social commentary based on a true story.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Makes a fine date movie...thanks to its life-affirming view of friendship, love and honor.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Like a Hollywood buddy-cop movie gone through a multi-culti blender. It holds up a funhouse mirror to that familiar scenario in which a maverick cop breaks the rules.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Not without missteps and the occasional mouthful of sugar, but it grows on you.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    You'd never guess this just-off-center movie was directed by indie hero Gus Van Sant. Maybe, like Will, he's casual about his gifts and feels no need to trot them out.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Hugo Weaving, weaving deftly beneath a fixed plastic grin and Prince Valiant wig as the mysterious avenger in V for Vendetta, both chills and amuses throughout this enjoyable - if occasionally irresponsible - comic-book thriller.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Unlike Patch Adams, Sy is not lovable. But you wind up feeling for him, much as you feel for Sy's pet hamster on that endless wheel.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Perhaps not since Truffaut's "The Story of Adele H" has thwarted love been rendered so compassionately on the screen, its psychology laid bare.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Has something to add about the toll Western society takes on spiritual values, and the ugliness of consumerism.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    It's a smartly surreal little movie, and again shows why, whenever there's a role that calls for an actress who can speak volumes without much dialogue (as in "Minority Report" and "Sweet and Lowdown"), the call goes out to Morton.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    An update with a jolt of sheer exuberance.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    May actually appeal more to women than men because of the steely heroine, the pitting of love of family against love of filthy lucre -- and the mom-fights-back plot.
    • New York Daily News
    • 42 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    The filmmakers' decision to go with prosthetic enhancements rather than CGI gives the snouts, fangs and snapping jaws a refreshingly tactile look.

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