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 Shrek
Lowest review score: 0 Whipped
Score distribution:
1,022 movie reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Jami Bernard
    For film buffs and Lynch fans, this is a glorious high.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Jami Bernard
    Normally the sound in movie theaters is of popcorn crunching. But the sound at theaters where Central Station is showing is of hearts breaking.
    • New York Daily News
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Jami Bernard
    Pure, eye-popping pleasure.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Jami Bernard
    Smith's gleeful, touching documentary records the agony and the ecstasy of realizing your dream, and intangible ways that such dreams help keep people alive.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Jami Bernard
    Powerfully uplifting precisely because it's so horrifying.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Jami Bernard
    Writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson has perfectly wedded form to function by filming Boogie Nights in a style suggesting the grainy texture of porn and the ambivalence of the era.
    • 99 Metascore
    • 100 Jami Bernard
    It's impossible to imagine how the action genre would have developed without Akira Kurosawa's watershed 1954 movie Seven Samurai.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Jami Bernard
    Gorgeous, fascinating and surprisingly suspenseful.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Jami Bernard
    The most gorgeous movie of the year. This smashing martial-arts romance from Chinese director Zhang Yimou is stunning in other ways, too, like the eroticism that ripples just beneath the surface.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Jami Bernard
    Gently unfolds into an epic, heartbreaking love story that's far greater than the sum of its parts.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Jami Bernard
    You can reexperience the humor and magic -- and the essence of Streisand -- in this William Wyler classic.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    A fascinating whirl of politics and palace intrigue.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    A caustic, funny, low-budget treat, shot on digital video.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    Yet another film from Iran that has the leisurely pace, sly humor and incontrovertible wisdom of a Sufi parable.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    This extraordinary film refracts truth through the prism of memory, until what you get is a tragedy of Shakespearean dimensions, full of sacrifice and betrayal.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    A simple story that resonates deeply, largely thanks to the actors' ability to invest it with inner life.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    Shrek 2 delivers more fun than there is slime in a green ogre's swamp. Much of that is thanks to Antonio ­Banderas, who runs away with Shrek 2 on little cat feet.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    If there's a soft spot in your heart for the sword-&-sandal epic -- and from the star rating above, I think you can guess where I stand -- then you'll swoon with giddy delight over Gladiator.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    An amazingly self-assured movie, it percolates with themes and ideas, all held together by the gift of the bull's parts.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    A pleasure, chock full of creatively choreographed fight scenes.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    Written, acted and directed so intelligently that it stands out from the pack, and is guaranteed to give you the warm glow of holiday movies past -- the kind that celebrated faith in human potential and the value of hard work.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    The power of the arts to transcend cultural differences is presumably what moves the German to spare Szpilman, and, perhaps, is the key to Polanski's salvation as well.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    The movie is an actors' paradise, and absolutely no one disappoints.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    Dano is a real find in this daunting role about a teenager's identity crisis. The subject of the movie is dicey but ultimately deeply rewarding.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    The love and attention Oshii poured into animating Batou's pet basset hound proves that the human instinct dominates even in a movie dependent on technology.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    Inordinately clever, sprightly romantic comedy.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    Harris convincingly creates one "Pollock" after another over the course of the movie.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    In making such an appealing movie about characters who are usually swept under the Hollywood rug, Binder does us all a service.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    This powerful, compact trilogy speaks volumes about women in Iran.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    A droll gem that celebrates movie love with feeling and deadpan humor.

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