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 Son of the Bride
Lowest review score: 0 Christmas with the Kranks
Score distribution:
1,022 movie reviews
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Matt Damon's performance isn't bad, but it pales in comparison with Law's.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    The philosophy is even less plausible. But the action -- oh, the action! There's nothing else out there like it.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    There's a thin line between smart-stupid and just plain stupid, and Super Troopers walks it with ease.
    • New York Daily News
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    A bouquet of snappy one-liners and disarming nuttiness.
    • New York Daily News
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    A beautifully composed tone poem about unspoken group dynamics in an isolated community. It is also, in its way, about how love endures.
    • 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
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    A fine example of how a character-based story can be so compelling you don't miss the frills.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Sven Wollter and Viveka Seldahl give superb performances as the couple, a once-vigorous conductor and his orchestra's concertmistress. But soon ... well, you know the drill.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Pacino is masterful as the sharp-witted, seen-it-all detective.
    • New York Daily News
    • 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
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    An eye-pleasing French action-slasher film that is cheerfully unencumbered by the usual conventions of stuffy costume drama.
    • New York Daily News
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    This is another brilliant performance by Crowe, who is to body language what Meryl Streep is to accents.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    The real revelation of Sound and Fury is how it introduces hearing people to a culture they insist on ignoring.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    With its colorful embroidery, Monsoon Wedding feels pleasurably grounded in a reality about which most Westerners haven't a clue. This may be their only engraved invitation.
    • New York Daily News
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    A darkly brilliant sci-fi movie about emotions so deep, the story could be taking place within the chambers of the heart instead of an arid space station. At the same time, it is a coldly theoretical piece that could leave viewers unengaged.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Streep is perfect, as per usual, but the showy orchid role goes to Cage in an Oscar-worthy tour de force. He pours his body into Charlie's slumped frame of mind and creates a character churning with endearing contradictions -- the unforgettable nebbish.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    The best way to look at this installment, however, is as musical theater of the absurd. The song-and-dance set pieces are brilliant, including a rap-style "It's a Hard Knock Life" in a prison.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Disturbing, visually stunning thriller.
    • 14 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Silly, perfect fun.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    The movie turns choppy in the final third, but it is a monumental achievement nonetheless.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Its leisurely pace and surreal poetry won't break box-office records, but will surely serve to introduce Mendelsohn as a major new talent.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Here, Noyce lets his camera, the geography and the youngsters tell this exceptionally powerful story.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    This heavenly sequel, again directed by "McG" (aka Joseph McGinty Nichol), is infused with an irresistibly joyous spirit that simply cannot be faked.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    With Chomsky as its star, this documentary cannot go far wrong, even though filmmaker John Junkerman intersperses Chomsky footage with some really bad Japanese pop music.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Some segments are anti-American, but to concentrate on that is to miss the variety, depth of opinion, and fierceness of the emotions that drive each director.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Armed with a witty script, Winick and the actors so confidently ply the Oedipal waters that the comedy seems sweetly chaste.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Letting any other actor run wild like this could have been a disaster, but Depp's peculiar buccaneer is an instant classic of actorly charisma.

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