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 1.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jami Bernard's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Shrek
Lowest review score: 0 3 Strikes
Score distribution:
1,022 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Basinger gives one of her best performances as a woman too young, poor and overwhelmed to handle motherhood. And the uncommonly self-assured Murphy proves again that she is a cut above other actresses of her tender years.

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