For 1,024 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 1.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jami Bernard's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Vera Drake
Lowest review score: 0 3 Strikes
Score distribution:
1024 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    An unexpected pleasure, a buoyant comedy that will make you feel young again.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Among the many skills required by a documentary maker is the ability to make reticent people blossom. Michael Almereyda has done that in This So-Called Disaster with several of the film industry's most notorious iconoclasts.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    The result is a funny, tender, satisfying blend of fiction and cinema vérité.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    An informative, amusing and unnerving overview of the history and consequences of corporations.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Amusing and slightly alarming documentary.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Annaud is a filmmaker who often works with a bare minimum of dialogue. Yet his storytelling is so strong and emotional that words are barely necessary.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Time of the Wolf is grounded so deeply in the reality of society gone awry that the anxiety faced by Isabelle Huppert's character as she struggles to keep her family together transfers onto the audience and never leaves.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Apt to scare kids. [18 December 1998, p.72]
    • New York Daily News
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Dispels myths about the "gangsta" aura that clings to rap and shows this poetry of the streets in all its different forms: social protest, entertainment and aggression.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Accomplishes two great things on what was undoubtedly a minuscule budget. It breathes life into a small story that has larger ramifications. It also shows that America, as represented by Jackson Heights, is still the promised land for people about whom movies are rarely made.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Sometimes veers off into preciosity. But it offers something rare in the bond between Andrew and Sam.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    A thorough, gutsy and appropriately scuzzy-looking documentary.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    As gorgeous and contemplative as it is, Hero is a genre picture and needs to deliver the action goods. To that end, there are plenty of clever, lovingly choreographed sequences.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Its social satire is so dead-on.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    A sobering documentary done in a whimsical style.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    What is unusual and exciting about the movie is the assemblage of raw talent in the cast.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Offers only the smallest glimmer of hope that the two sides can work things out through ingenuity and compromise.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Delightful and moving - although fanciful.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    It won't cure the ills of the world, but it doesn't need to. The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie is adorable in its own spongy way.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    A marvelous cross between "Secretary" and "Lost in Translation."
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Uses social and historical perspective to explain what happened then and, perhaps inadvertently, what's happening now.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Whatever substance there is of Ocean's Twelve fades faster than invisible ink. But it's not the kind of movie you watch for plot details. It's really about spending two hours on that Lake Como speedboat, relaxing with pals.

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