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 2.2 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
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    A fascinating movie that explores grief from an emotionally truthful angle rarely seen in movies.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Kinetic, sexy and full of meaningful coincidences and intertwined fates.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    The story is predictable, even bland, but the stellar cast, detailed set design and abundance of good humor elevate it from the typical feel-good movie. It makes for intelligent counterprogramming against some of the season's harder-edged fare.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Its leisurely pace and surreal poetry won't break box-office records, but will surely serve to introduce Mendelsohn as a major new talent.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    The Cockettes epitomized a brief confluence of new possibilities, not so much in theater as in personal style, lending them a certain historical value that greatly exceeds their contribution to theater.
    • New York Daily News
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    This romantic comedy is about a love that is destined to be, and it celebrates that warm huddle of caring and craziness called family.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Viard plays one of the most intriguing female characters in recent film from either side of the Atlantic.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Enjoyable, intelligent little heist movie.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Yet another deceptively simple, supremely moving film from Iran.
    • New York Daily News
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    A standout feature of the movie is its representation of female friendship.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Cho is funnier — and raunchier — in this, her second concert film, than in 2000's "I'm the One That I Want," even if she doesn't break any new comedic ground.
    • New York Daily News
    • 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
    O'Connor plays Fanny with an appealingly direct, unflinching gaze.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Violent, cool and street-smart, Shaft supplies everything you want in a summer movie.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Behind the inspired wackiness is a story about how our warlike nature needs some changing before we can all live in relative harmony.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    This is not for the Merchant-Ivory crowd, but action fans will feel their pulses quicken.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Too bad Heaven creeps into town when it deserved more fanfare. Consider it buried treasure, a thriller for the art- house crowd.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Forget the awful trailer that makes the movie look like chalk screeching on a blackboard. The Banger Sisters is sheer fun, and a great showcase for Hawn.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Although rife with comic possibilities, The Personals develops into a somber tale of personal identity.
    • 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
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    A delightful comedic twist on Martin Scorsese's "King of Comedy."
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    A farce nearly as cracked as his previous "The Dinner Game."
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Hey, kids! Skip the job fairs and go directly to a screening of Me & Isaac Newton.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    A stately and deeply affecting look at the human condition, told in something like a series of snapshots.
    • New York Daily News
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Gentle, funny and full of the lessons one expects from the scions of the late Jim Henson.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    The sexy, psycho Mad Love is like a Spanish "The Story of Adele H.," in which a woman loves once and only once, to the point of self-destruction, in the days before Prozac.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Outside of the leads, the acting is uneven, but The Tao of Steve has an unquenchable playful spirit.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    It's the first mainstream gay movie that feels totally comfortable in its shoes.
    • 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.

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