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 The New World
Lowest review score: 0 Christmas with the Kranks
Score distribution:
1,022 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Satires like this tend to throw a lot of stuff at the wall, and in Undercover Brother, a surprising amount sticks.
    • New York Daily News
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Best of all, and worth the price of admission, is Cedric the Entertainer.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    The movie raises questions that are on plenty of minds right now, including whether and how much the rules should be bent to wage a war (in this case, on drugs) that cannot be won conventionally.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    What makes it work so well is superb chemistry and a light touch. The spray-painted cat scene doesn't hurt, either.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    The jokes are wild, raunchy, surreal and dead-on.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    The humor is simple but far from dumb. The dueling "walk-off" between rival male mannequins is inspired, as are the sly juxtapositions of the male model's faux physicality with such real-world demands as coal mining.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Scary, all right, but not for the reasons the Dallas church had in mind.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Work was never funnier.
    • New York Daily News
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    A black comedy that features Renee Zellweger as the most adorable psychiatric-trauma victim ever.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Furiously paced.
    • New York Daily News
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    The production is fantastically funny, high-energy camp, punctuated by Trask's infectious score and by Mitchell, dressing in a succession of wigs twice the size of his body.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    A solid action story with inventive battles (one on the Statue of Liberty) and satisfyingly gooey special effects.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    An adorable family movie.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    It's a wonderfully silly family movie that holds its audience in high regard.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    A comedy hit, but its secret is that it delves deeper than the usual summer fare.
    • New York Daily News
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    A pleasant romp through the land of Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    An update with a jolt of sheer exuberance.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    The movie tells you right up front you're going to get what you came for: big stars, winking inside jokes and a spin on something so familiar it doesn't matter that you don't buy it for one minute. You're not meant to.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Smart, psychologically complex film is an offbeat and effective tale.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    What could have been a run-of-the- mill story becomes a superb policier in the hands of writerdirector Joe Carnahan.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    What the movie cannot take from the book is its dreamily descriptive prose and interior monologue. Perhaps because of that, the movie changes the focus from Ingrid, the more fascinating creature, to Astrid, whose clay is more malleable for the big screen.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Not without missteps and the occasional mouthful of sugar, but it grows on you.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Unflinching in its depiction of racism, anti-Semitism, violence and jailhouse politics.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    You'd never guess this just-off-center movie was directed by indie hero Gus Van Sant. Maybe, like Will, he's casual about his gifts and feels no need to trot them out.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    A fascinating movie that explores grief from an emotionally truthful angle rarely seen in movies.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Mostly pitched at a new crop of children who will detect the movie's mildly sarcastic, audience-winking tone with no problem.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Basinger gives one of her best performances as a woman too young, poor and overwhelmed to handle motherhood. And the uncommonly self-assured Murphy proves again that she is a cut above other actresses of her tender years.

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