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 Vera Drake
Lowest review score: 0 Christmas with the Kranks
Score distribution:
1,022 movie reviews
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    Clever, buoyant and surprisingly human.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    Million Dollar Baby is a knockout. It is Clint Eastwood's baby in every respect — a movie that approaches the level of great boxing films, like "Raging Bull," by using sport as a metaphor for human nature.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    No picnic to watch -- Leigh's camera is unsentimental and unsparing.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    Yet another film from Iran that has the leisurely pace, sly humor and incontrovertible wisdom of a Sufi parable.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    After all the observations on heartache, politics, art, commerce, passion, identity, mortality, even mental health, six hours begin to seem downright compact.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    In making such an appealing movie about characters who are usually swept under the Hollywood rug, Binder does us all a service.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    This hunt for revenge is really a quest for self-discovery. The story, acting and brilliant directing elevate Oldboy into a human struggle to know yourself and your place in the universe, and to live with that sometimes terrible knowledge.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    Gives moviegoers a funny, observant, evanescent approach to the mysteries of human desire.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    Is a movie worthwhile if it makes you sick? Absolutely, in the case of Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    This winning documentary about fifth-graders who learn ballroom dancing is one of those movies that make the world a brighter place.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    The feel-good movie of the summer. And the song this pimp works up, about how hard it is to manage a stable of ho's, is catchy and moving.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    The same audience that loves "March of the Penguins" will eat up this beautifully told, gorgeously shot story of a grieving boy trying to return his pet cheetah to the wilds of South Africa.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    You can't look away, not only because the carnage is so masterfully photographed, but because the director sucks you into his bleak, poetic, even sensible vision of cosmic brutality. Not for the faint-hearted!
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    A great divorce movie. It's also one of the canniest comedies ever made about a certain kind of literary pretension.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    Seeing the splendid new version of Pride & Prejudice can be hazardous to your health: There's a very real danger of swooning.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    The darkest, most thrilling entry yet in the movie franchise.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    What fans want are good movies. This one isn't particularly funny or romantic, but it's gripping and tragic. It asks some nasty, yet profound, questions about human desire and behavior.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    Caché seems at first glance like a straightforward thriller - about a talk-show host being stalked by a technologically savvy blackmailer. But it's really a sly, subversive commentary on conscience, race, class and inequity.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    Less bloody than its predecessors, Lady Vengeance wraps up with a killer (literally) finale that calls into question the killer instinct. It's one of the reasons Park's brutal films are so emotionally rewarding.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Hey, kids! Skip the job fairs and go directly to a screening of Me & Isaac Newton.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    The vitality of the hip-hop scene serves as both backdrop and metaphor in a romantic comedy as sweet as its title.
    • 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
    Kinetic, sexy and full of meaningful coincidences and intertwined fates.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Director David Kane handles the sprawling cast with aplomb as his characters learn some new steps in this life-and love-affirming movie.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    This is not for the Merchant-Ivory crowd, but action fans will feel their pulses quicken.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    A surprisingly genial and affecting comedy about the trials and tribulations of teenage rebellion during the Reagan '80s.
    • New York Daily News
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    That it all seems improvised on the spot (it was not) is testament to the power of a film that trusts its characters, its actors and its ultimate goal.
    • New York Daily News
    • 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
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Santa Claus and the Snowman stage a scaled-down "Star Wars"-type battle for the rights to Santa's sleigh on Christmas Eve in the pleasantly goofy, irreverent Santa vs. the Snowman.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    The filmmakers caught the kids arguing their cases like adversaries on "Judge Judy," sticking to phrases they've memorized or absorbed only too well.

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