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 1.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jami Bernard's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Son of the Bride
Lowest review score: 0 3 Strikes
Score distribution:
1,022 movie reviews
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Jami Bernard
    Gloriously inventive, delightfully nutty comic treasure is unlike anything you've ever seen. It's lunatic.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Jami Bernard
    Beaming back on screens for its 20th anniversary, holds up spectacularly well.
    • New York Daily News
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Jami Bernard
    Handsome, passionate and fun. It's everything we go to the movies for.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Jami Bernard
    Borderline brilliant. Tackles the war on drugs from a kaleidoscope of perspectives.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Jami Bernard
    The sunny, funny, toe-tapping Lagaan is the answer to those who ask why they don't make movies like they used to: They do, but in India.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Jami Bernard
    Brilliant. [24 December 1997, p. 24]
    • New York Daily News
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Jami Bernard
    With its agile, clever script and winning characters, Toy Story 2 is that rare thing -- an excellent children's movie with no upper age limit.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Jami Bernard
    It took the German restorers four years to ready this print using dupe negatives and old prints found in archives around the world. Their work speaks for itself. Each frame of this classic is drop-dead stunning, the more so now that the movie no longer hiccups its way across the screen.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Jami Bernard
    It's an uplifting movie about the rewards of perseverance and community.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Jami Bernard
    A gripping thriller whose terror -- unfortunately -- comes from real life.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Jami Bernard
    An adorable, infectious work of true sophistication.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Jami Bernard
    This audience-pleaser is smart and acerbic. Jaoui has an uncanny ear - as director, co-writer and part of the inspired ensemble cast - for human foibles, self-deception, celebrity worship and female body issues.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Jami Bernard
    Film makers Barak Goodman and Daniel Anker dig deep into the story and its ramifications, exposing how the twin evils of racism and anti-Semitism combined to foment institutional injustice, and led — if a silver lining could be found — to the triumphs of the civil-rights movement two and three decades later.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Jami Bernard
    In the end, it's a sweeping, important film that overturns everything you learned in school about the birth of this nation.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Jami Bernard
    A daring, teeth-grinding experience that doesn't let the viewer rest easy.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Jami Bernard
    Almodovar is adept at weaving together strands you'd never guess would match.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Jami Bernard
    An insanely delicious animated feature.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Jami Bernard
    The stop-the-presses news from The House of Mirth is the number of fine performances from people you never knew had it in them.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Jami Bernard
    A tart, funny and tremendously sobering movie about the deepest recesses of personal unhappiness.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Jami Bernard
    Washington can bank on an Oscar nomination for the most forceful work of his career.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Jami Bernard
    Once in a great while there's a movie that's so funny, infectious and welcoming - a movie that makes you feel so good about America and the people in it - you just want to climb inside the screen and live there. That's the case with Dave Chappelle's Block Party - part comedy, part concert film, part avant-garde experiment, and all of it a joy.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Jami Bernard
    Payne achieves an impressive control over the look and tone, so that, melancholy as the movie is, it comes off as both comedy and comment on the human condition.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Jami Bernard
    A marvel of character-driven drama that no serious filmgoer should miss.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Jami Bernard
    A sunny-looking movie about the darkest paranoia.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Jami Bernard
    It's said to be an autobiography, but that pertains only in the loosest sense. It's a comedy. It's a 1920s silent movie. It is practically indescribable. And it is pure genius.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Jami Bernard
    Exquisitely moving story.
    • New York Daily News
    • 66 Metascore
    • 100 Jami Bernard
    The overall result is a romantic comedy that indulges fantasies, calms insecurities (can an ordinary bloke stack up?), and breaks and mends hearts with surgical precision.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Jami Bernard
    A juicy noir stew of amorality that's the best thing since "Chinatown."
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Jami Bernard
    Based on a true story, the movie has abundant humor and uplift - but it's a heartbreaker of extraordinary dimension.
    • 99 Metascore
    • 100 Jami Bernard
    It's a white-knuckler all the way, with most of that tension coming from the smallest facial expressions exchanged in uneasy silence between compatriots who knew what they were getting into, but were nevertheless unprepared for the moral and emotional fallout of their patriotic actions.

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