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 Metropolis (re-release)
Lowest review score: 0 Christmas with the Kranks
Score distribution:
1,022 movie reviews
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Crushingly realistic.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    A comedy hit, but its secret is that it delves deeper than the usual summer fare.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Any woman who wears more than a size 12 -- and that would be the majority of adult females in the United States -- will get buckets of self-esteem from Real Women Have Curves.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Apparently Louis Kahn was not much of a father, raconteur or businessman. But he was a genius, and he left his mark on all the people whose lives he touched.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Unlike Patch Adams, Sy is not lovable. But you wind up feeling for him, much as you feel for Sy's pet hamster on that endless wheel.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Armed with a witty script, Winick and the actors so confidently ply the Oedipal waters that the comedy seems sweetly chaste.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Amazing... There are only a finite number of filmmakers with the devotion, patience and ability to tease out these stories.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Has that same air of silly innocence, a rarity in today's movies.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Among the movie's oddball treats are Robert Downey Jr. as Grady's flamboyant editor and Rip Torn as a pedantic author and sermonizer known only as Q.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    An impressive portrait of the migraine of teenage girlhood, and also works on the more modest level of teen romance.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    With its intriguing relationships and sacrificial acts, Alice is a good alternative to happily-ever-after fluff.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    That the actors can work under such scrutiny is amazing, and they are superb. The standout is Brad Renfro as Marty, the kid most under the thumb of the neighborhood bully.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Some of the simplest shots give you the full picture of the price these guys paid for their dreams.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    The result is a funny, tender, satisfying blend of fiction and cinema vérité.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    A smart, old-fashioned spy thriller in which the weapon of choice is brainpower.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    An adorable family movie.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    A brilliant example of the genre -- with romantic subplots to boot.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Pacino is masterful as the sharp-witted, seen-it-all detective.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    A merry romantic comedy in the screwball tradition.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Work was never funnier.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    It's an excellent fusion of subject and style.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Earthlings beware: The dialogue and characters have less weight than bodies freed from gravity's grip.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Kinetic, meaningless and fun.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    There's a sensational, highly original performance by Swinton.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    The tension of Matt having to work alongside his wife without being able to trust her provides the movie's real electricity, sexual and otherwise.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Apt to scare kids. [18 December 1998, p.72]
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Knowing that the director is Robert Altman gives you a good idea of what to expect: a demimonde of locker-room chatter, catty sniping, backstage politics, high art and low self-esteem. Altman constructs the movie with the same cross-currents of his other ensemble movies.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Smart, psychologically complex film is an offbeat and effective tale.