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 Boogie Nights
Lowest review score: 0 Joe Dirt
Score distribution:
1,022 movie reviews
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    It's an amazing slice-of-life story that will make you want to rush home and hug the kids.
    • New York Daily News
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    Harris convincingly creates one "Pollock" after another over the course of the movie.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    The action is tightly focused and well-paced.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    One of the most honest and harrowing depictions of female adolescence ever put to film.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    Haneke has made a masterly, disturbing movie.
    • New York Daily News
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    Linklater's ravishing new movie represents a bold leap into the possibilities of technology.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    Funny gem.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    The movie is an actors' paradise, and absolutely no one disappoints.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    The movie doesn't stoop to cheap psychoanalysis and must be commended for a bravely ambiguous ending. But most of the credit goes to Lane, who is simply extraordinary as a woman whose body is at war with her conscience.
    • New York Daily News
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    It's the rare film, Dogma or otherwise, that keeps you smiling long after the lights come up.
    • New York Daily News
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    Inordinately clever, sprightly romantic comedy.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    "Chocolat" was just a warmup for the stunning display of the male form against National Geographic settings in her new Beau Travail.
    • New York Daily News
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    If there is any justice in the world, Farnsworth will be remembered at Oscar time.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    Life-affirming story of love, kinship and sacrifice.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    Like watching an American teen-sex comedy through a glass darkly.
    • New York Daily News
    • 56 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    As strong on action as it is weak on the interpersonal stuff. If Bond can get a new car for each episode, how about some new pickup lines?
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    Noir has never been this bright.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    No matter which floor you're on, the huge cast is extraordinary, and Altman gives the actors free rein to bring their characters to life despite such close quarters.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    The inexplicably terrifying ending is good for a month's worth of nightmares -- no small thing for a movie in such a saturated field.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    If the movie doesn't ultimately transport us to places The Wizard of Oz once took us, that may be partly because "The Sorcerer's Stone" is just the first chapter, with more magic waiting to be parceled out in the coming years.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    When director Stephen Frears worked with (Jack Black), he must have yelled "Let 'er rip!" instead of "Action!"
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    This movie is for select tastes. It's not the fusillade of porn that wears you down, but the melancholy of watching an unremarkable man glide down the tubes as if on a water slide.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    Makes hoops look like the sexiest game in town.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    A sublimely uplifting movie.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    A rare blend of comedy and tenderness whose point is not the horrors of war but the lengths a parent will go to protect his child's innocence.
    • 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.