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 Christmas with the Kranks
Score distribution:
1,022 movie reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    A simple story that resonates deeply, largely thanks to the actors' ability to invest it with inner life.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    A caustic, funny, low-budget treat, shot on digital video.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    There are so many balls in the air in the cheerfully violent Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, you'll want to wear a helmet for fear they'll all come crashing down.
    • New York Daily News
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    Giddily inventive.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    The white-knuckle center of the movie is Sean Penn, who gives an utterly raw performance as Jimmy, father of the dead girl. It's one of the few times that a parent's grief has felt real on the screen through all its ugly permutations.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    As gorgeous and gripping as it is faithful to the spirit of Patrick O'Brian's celebrated series of historical novels.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    A haunting, melancholy work.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    Features an absurdist sensibility that ultimately melts your heart. It's certainly one of the stranger movies you'll see.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    If only there were a surefire way to describe Guy Maddin's films without scaring off viewers. The quirky Canadian is a genius who produces haunting, exquisitely droll movies that defy explanation.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    Even the hardest heart must melt in the face of The Story of the Weeping Camel.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    A perfect blend of summer action, a big movie with a deeply personal story.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    A beautifully rich performance by Meryl Streep, [18 September 1998, p. 57]
    • New York Daily News
    • 59 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    The perfect sci-fi movie for a post-9/11 world, in that it tells us we're afraid of threats hiding in plain sight.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    The performance of the movie is Liev Schreiber as Shaw, a man howlingly uncomfortable in his own skin.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    This is a wickedly funny skewering of a prewar London society gone mad with frivolity.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    Bernie Mac gives surprising wisdom and heart - along with the laughs - to what could have been just another generic baseball comedy.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    A droll gem that celebrates movie love with feeling and deadpan humor.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    The plot is intricate and tight. The preamble is a bit challenging to sort out. But the movie's engine is the relationships and the characters' inner lives, all of it boiling with emotional intensity.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    It turns out that puppets can tell us more about who we are as a nation than the most meticulous documentary. In Team America: World Police, the potty-mouthed, crazily brilliant musical from Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the result is hilarious, shocking and bound to offend nearly everyone.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    The combination of old-time Hollywood valor and ahead-of-its-time surprises makes this restoration a big event.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    In this cross between film noir and melodrama, there's lust, need, camp and betrayal.

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