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

Jami Bernard's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Funny Girl (re-release)
Lowest review score: 0 Christmas with the Kranks
Score distribution:
1,022 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    No other mainstream movie has so openly tackled the subject of female sexual experience.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    A natural successor to "The Blair Witch Project" in terms of its small suggestions of horror past and future.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Not without missteps and the occasional mouthful of sugar, but it grows on you.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Offers only the smallest glimmer of hope that the two sides can work things out through ingenuity and compromise.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Mostly pitched at a new crop of children who will detect the movie's mildly sarcastic, audience-winking tone with no problem.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    What could have been a run-of-the- mill story becomes a superb policier in the hands of writerdirector Joe Carnahan.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    We Were Soldiers works. The action is well-staged and realistic. And Gibson is a commanding presence in a role that has more shadings and stature than his usual action heroes.
    • New York Daily News
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    An informative, amusing and unnerving overview of the history and consequences of corporations.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    A plague of child kidnappings in Italy during the '70s provides the background for this chilling, deceptively simple tale of a rural boy who unearths terrible family secrets and rises to the moral challenge they present.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Movies about the dawning of female sexuality and its links to mother-daughter competition are tough to pull off, but Rain is a splendid example of how to get it right.
    • New York Daily News
    • 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
    What the movie cannot take from the book is its dreamily descriptive prose and interior monologue. Perhaps because of that, the movie changes the focus from Ingrid, the more fascinating creature, to Astrid, whose clay is more malleable for the big screen.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    The movie raises questions that are on plenty of minds right now, including whether and how much the rules should be bent to wage a war (in this case, on drugs) that cannot be won conventionally.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Billy Bob Thornton wrote, directed and stars in this compassionate, occasionally funny, character-driven movie about a mentally unstable man who takes the best interests of children very seriously.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    For sheer escapist fun, the proudly ridiculous Bandits fills the bill.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Turns out to be a thoughtful, beautifully acted story about feeling alive before it's too late to feel anything.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    The movie's clever ambiguity allows a number of interpretations. Perhaps it is all a dream, a parable, or a combination of wishful thinking and reality.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    It's a romantic weepie.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Alamo buffs will be delighted, and everyone else will be treated to something that feels like Old Hollywood crossed with new sensibilities.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    A marvelous cross between "Secretary" and "Lost in Translation."
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Uses social and historical perspective to explain what happened then and, perhaps inadvertently, what's happening now.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    A deeply felt celebration of the life force, as embodied in Girard's fierce performance as a man who may not have done all he could, but had an enviably great time on the way.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    As pat as some of its conclusions may seem, this low-budget effort has charm, fine acting and one of the few realistic screen depictions of the awkward dynamics of a family trying to circle its wagons.