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 The House of Mirth
Lowest review score: 0 Christmas with the Kranks
Score distribution:
1,022 movie reviews
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    One of the reasons the move is so funny is that it is only a few degrees away from real life.
    • 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
    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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Omar Sharif certainly doesn't disappoint in Monsieur Ibrahim. The casting alone promises something extraordinary.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    A remarkable second feature from writer-director Yesim Ustaoglu.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    An update with a jolt of sheer exuberance.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    With his haggard good looks and bearish presence, Nolte is the main event in this colorful three-ring circus of a heist picture.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Any which way you describe this uncompromising movie, it will never sound palatable. Still, it features one of the most spectacular physical transformations by an actress hungry for a meaty role. I haven't used the term "tour de force" in all of 2003, but now it is time.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    The best performance is by Rampling. (The) camera hangs on her, knowing that nothing escapes those wise, sad-lidded eyes.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Furiously paced.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    A sobering documentary done in a whimsical style.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    This movie is not of a style that will speak to general audiences. It is nearly wordless, spare to a fare-thee-well.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    A pleasant romp through the land of Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Parts of the movie play like French farce, but ultimately Hrebejk uses very simple cadences to unveil, movingly, the big picture.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    It's a compassionate story about what makes people tick and what really matters.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    A journey that goes from prosaic to existential. Director Hans Petter Moland's raw drama of father-daughter reconciliation features an excellent cast.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    A welcome departure from typical movies about teens, wherein their problems are external (the prom, status). Mean Creek is an adult movie that just happens to star young actors.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Along with "The Others," -- represents a welcome diversion from loud, senseless Hollywood extravaganzas.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    The movie is fast and fun. Best of all are the actors, who likewise seem to know they've lucked into a rare good gig.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Writer-director Danis Tanovic, a Bosnian who spent years documenting his homeland's turmoil, makes a bold feature-film debut with this funny, sobering message movie.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Best of all, and worth the price of admission, is Cedric the Entertainer.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    A delicately upbeat, even humorous celebration of love and sacrifice.
    • 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    If you're seeking transcendent love this season, skip the morose "End of the Affair" and go with Anna and the King.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Ya-Ya Sisterhood is so divine. It offers a world where friendship is forever, the half-empty glass is refilled and the men are perfect.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    A charmer with an attractive cast and an excellent soundtrack.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    The script provides an excellent payoff, although action fans may not agree, because that payoff is the equivalent of a Cheshire cat's grin.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    It's a sad, rich story, full of misunderstandings, bad bargains, odd parallels.