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 Army of Shadows
Lowest review score: 0 3 Strikes
Score distribution:
1,022 movie reviews
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    It's the first mainstream gay movie that feels totally comfortable in its shoes.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    A merry romantic comedy in the screwball tradition.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Viard plays one of the most intriguing female characters in recent film from either side of the Atlantic.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Explores the comparatively enlightened Berlin culture that had allowed homosexuality to flourish in intellectual and social circles before the Nazis forcibly changed the national mind-set.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Enjoyable, intelligent little heist movie.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    No other mainstream movie has so openly tackled the subject of female sexual experience.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Some of the simplest shots give you the full picture of the price these guys paid for their dreams.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    The result is an undeniable and effective authenticity.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Although rife with comic possibilities, The Personals develops into a somber tale of personal identity.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    This Asian-flavored Hitchcock is a complicated tale with no easy answers.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    All of Haas' movies have an air of weirdness and dread, and this one is no exception. But it's romantic as well.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Slick entertainment.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    For sheer escapist fun, the proudly ridiculous Bandits fills the bill.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Yet another deceptively simple, supremely moving film from Iran.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    You'd think it would be boring to stare at Thomas's computer screen so intently for 97 minutes, but the movie is eerily riveting.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Makes a fine date movie...thanks to its life-affirming view of friendship, love and honor.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    It stands apart when it comes to its extravagant humor and non-judgmental '70s-era reality (smoking dope, hitching rides, playing Frisbee, hanging out).
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Along with "The Others," -- represents a welcome diversion from loud, senseless Hollywood extravaganzas.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    The plot is formula all the way, but Lawrence has found a way to incorporate the physical techniques of the great silent stars with his standup comic's arsenal, and it's a pleasure to watch him at work.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    A stately and deeply affecting look at the human condition, told in something like a series of snapshots.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Petersen's speculative reenactment makes for gripping summer entertainment -- if you don't mind a little corn floating in your brine.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Works on several playful levels. Most obviously, it is a horror movie in which life imitates art on a movie set.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    The movie isn't a day in the park, but it manages to close on an existentially uplifting note.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    A delightful comedic twist on Martin Scorsese's "King of Comedy."
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Forces the audience to rethink the riots in new and difficult ways, to find empathy and revulsion where it might not have known they existed.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    A poetic and somber film that underscores the bum deal women usually get in any restrictive society.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    A no-frills, homespun documentary that gives so much more than its humble technical credits would suggest.