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 All About My Mother
Lowest review score: 0 Christmas with the Kranks
Score distribution:
1,022 movie reviews
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    With his haggard good looks and bearish presence, Nolte is the main event in this colorful three-ring circus of a heist picture.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Without excusing Stevie's behavior, the film makes a compelling case for how a child molester can grow from the bitter seeds of neglect and abuse.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Stoked supplies a unique perspective on the hazards of rock-star fame that went with the sport's explosion for a band of rebels who didn't see it coming -- or going.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Gives a white-knuckled, you-are-there account of a politician's dilemma, one whose repercussions are still felt in Africa.
    • New York Daily News
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    This is a sophisticated and unsettling documentary marred only by a voice-over taken from the writings of Jamaica Kincaid.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    In keeping with the unrefined spirit of the '70s, the movie is deliberately haphazard and proudly retains all its mistakes, including narrator Sean Penn going up on his lines.
    • New York Daily News
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Kinetic, meaningless and fun.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    After a moment's adjustment, it works amazingly well, because the emotions that drive teenagers like Jim to seek their places in the firmament transcend eras, fashion, even animation styles.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    The script provides an excellent payoff, although action fans may not agree, because that payoff is the equivalent of a Cheshire cat's grin.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Writer-director Danis Tanovic, a Bosnian who spent years documenting his homeland's turmoil, makes a bold feature-film debut with this funny, sobering message movie.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    The segments are introduced with little clichés or homilies, like "Ignorance Is Bliss," but the fierce intelligence of the script reminds us that sometimes a cliché is the only way to express the ineffable.
    • New York Daily News
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Not since Cary Grant offered Joan Fontaine a gleaming glass of milk has a bedtime toddy looked as suspicious as it does in Claude Chabrol's wittily enigmatic Merci pour le chocolat.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Here's one movie you'll want to see with an audience of squealing, excited, terrified kids, their arms extended greedily to grab, squish or ward off all things exoskeletal and beady-eyed. It's gross, but in the nicest way (meaning no roaches).
    • 31 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Pretty thin feature-film subject. But the silliness is so contagious that it doesn't matter.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    A journey that goes from prosaic to existential. Director Hans Petter Moland's raw drama of father-daughter reconciliation features an excellent cast.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Has a simple but exceptionally powerful and uplifting emotional lure.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Has all the tense crackle of film noir and the molasses drip of irony that is the trademark of movie-making brothers Joel and Ethan Coen.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    In a hilarious bit of actorly sleight-of-hand, Holm (who is not new to the role of Napoleon, having it played it twice before) slips effortlessly from emperor to impostor.
    • New York Daily News
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    The daring, funny and quirkily erotic Secretary examines power exchanges between consenting adults in a way that other movies have not managed without turning off swaths of the squeamish.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Has a great deal of empathy for that excruciating limbo that is female adolescence.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    The strangely mesmerizing dance contest in "Pulp Fiction" was born of Jean-Luc Godard's 1964 New Wave classic Band of Outsiders.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Vardalos is a breath of fresh air. After all the little nipped and tucked bunnies we've been seeing onscreen for so long, we forget what real women look like.
    • New York Daily News
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    The real highlight is when Bateman and his co-workers compare custom business cards in a grueling, ego-shattering game of one-upmanship that is so linked to their sense of self it might as well be Russian roulette.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    The result is a back-lot studio tour that's not exactly good-natured, but terrific fun and it gives the ensemble cast plenty of clowning opportunities.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    It's a smartly surreal little movie, and again shows why, whenever there's a role that calls for an actress who can speak volumes without much dialogue (as in "Minority Report" and "Sweet and Lowdown"), the call goes out to Morton.
    • 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.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    A natural successor to "The Blair Witch Project" in terms of its small suggestions of horror past and future.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    An entertaining, post-modern mulling of the nature of truth, and whether truth is ever so fixed that it can be captured on tape.

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