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

Jami Bernard's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Traffic
Lowest review score: 0 3 Strikes
Score distribution:
1,022 movie reviews
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Implausible yet enjoyably diverting thriller.
    • 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Take the Lead hits all the marks you'd expect of a movie like this, but it's done vibrantly and with warm-blooded characters.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    The information here isn't necessarily new, but it is packaged in an acid-tongued way along with powerhouse visuals that drive home the filmmaker's nakedly political views.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    A fascinating movie that explores grief from an emotionally truthful angle rarely seen in movies.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Presents a refreshing appreciation of Chaplin's work in the context of comedy, political and social satire, and history itself.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Its social satire is so dead-on.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Furiously paced.
    • New York Daily News
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    A rare window into the apparatus and limitations of glam-rock.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Satires like this tend to throw a lot of stuff at the wall, and in Undercover Brother, a surprising amount sticks.
    • New York Daily News
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Absorbing, operatic.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    This South Korean political satire might not have historical resonance for American audiences -- it's loosely based on the 1979 assassination of dictator Park Chunghee by his own people -- but it takes the same comically dim view of governmental power and procedure as "Dr. Strangelove."
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    This is a lyrical art movie with admittedly limited commercial appeal, but worth seeing for cinematic explorers.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    A poetic and somber film that underscores the bum deal women usually get in any restrictive society.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Disturbing, visually stunning thriller.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Cannibalizes "Saturday Night Fever" for everything from structure to plot, but does it adorably.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    This one uses sweeping compositions of nearly solitary figures as a reminder of what individuals stood to lose, and an auction scene is horrifying -- some livestock and a basket of everyday items are exchanged for a man's future.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    The strong script (with updated flourishes by "Bad Santa" writers Glenn Ficarra and John Requa) and some of the vibrant child characters pull it through, with the comically reptilian Thornton egging them on with one inappropriate shocker after another.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Uses social and historical perspective to explain what happened then and, perhaps inadvertently, what's happening now.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Yet another deceptively simple, supremely moving film from Iran.
    • New York Daily News
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    After a moment's adjustment, it works amazingly well, because the emotions that drive teenagers like Jim to seek their places in the firmament transcend eras, fashion, even animation styles.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    An adorable family movie.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Wolfgang Becker's premise is absurdist and makes great sense as political satire.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    If it doesn't shed much light on the violinist's personal life, it certainly conveys how personally she relates to her work.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    An intelligent, old-fashioned nail-biter.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Once in a very long while, a truly memorable romantic teen comedy comes along. The Girl Next Door is one.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    When it comes to cute, this baby is off the charts.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    A thorough, gutsy and appropriately scuzzy-looking documentary.
    • 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.
    • New York Daily News

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