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 2.1 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 3 Strikes
Score distribution:
1,022 movie reviews
    • 91 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    It's a deceptively simple tale that tackles, serenely and with surprising humor, issues of gender, power, custom and change.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    A delightful and endearing romantic comedy with the shape and resonance of a Jane Austen novel.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    In Wide Blue Road, his (Montand) character and the wages of desperation are much more complex. Here is the real lost Atlantis.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    This stirring children's movie about separation anxiety is swimming with comic references only adults will catch, thus greatly expanding the potential audience.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    Seeing the splendid new version of Pride & Prejudice can be hazardous to your health: There's a very real danger of swooning.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    One of the most honest and harrowing depictions of female adolescence ever put to film.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    Less bloody than its predecessors, Lady Vengeance wraps up with a killer (literally) finale that calls into question the killer instinct. It's one of the reasons Park's brutal films are so emotionally rewarding.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    Caché seems at first glance like a straightforward thriller - about a talk-show host being stalked by a technologically savvy blackmailer. But it's really a sly, subversive commentary on conscience, race, class and inequity.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    A haunting, melancholy work.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    This is a wickedly funny skewering of a prewar London society gone mad with frivolity.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    The combination of old-time Hollywood valor and ahead-of-its-time surprises makes this restoration a big event.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    Million Dollar Baby is a knockout. It is Clint Eastwood's baby in every respect — a movie that approaches the level of great boxing films, like "Raging Bull," by using sport as a metaphor for human nature.
    • 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
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    Like watching an American teen-sex comedy through a glass darkly.
    • New York Daily News
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    After all the observations on heartache, politics, art, commerce, passion, identity, mortality, even mental health, six hours begin to seem downright compact.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    This hunt for revenge is really a quest for self-discovery. The story, acting and brilliant directing elevate Oldboy into a human struggle to know yourself and your place in the universe, and to live with that sometimes terrible knowledge.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    Its simple, straightforward storytelling makes mincemeat of the idea that, gee, if these people just worked a little harder and got motivated, they, too, could get a piece of the American Dream.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    Is a movie worthwhile if it makes you sick? Absolutely, in the case of Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    Tarnation represents a breakthrough in the possibilities of the personal film as a mix of poetry and journalism. It's also harrowing as hell.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    Susan Tom has her hands full in Jonathan Karsh's documentary My Flesh and Blood -- she's dealing with her 13 children, most adopted, some with serious maladies. Rarely does one encounter such capable hands.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    Hell has not yet frozen over, but here's something equally unexpected: David Mamet has made a G-rated movie for adults.
    • New York Daily News
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    Giddily inventive.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    An entrancing experience for Potter fans. It's a carefully crafted, dreamy immersion in a world that feels snugly familiar even when evil intrudes.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    Another perfect little gem from Iran in which the simplest story unleashes a torrent of emotion.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    Funny gem.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    No picnic to watch -- Leigh's camera is unsentimental and unsparing.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    An excellent movie about a real-life nail-biter, forcefully acted, true to its period and directed with clarity.
    • 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
    • 46 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    Deliriously inventive.

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