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 American Movie
Lowest review score: 0 Whipped
Score distribution:
1,022 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    Moll clearly has looked to Hitchcock and Clouzot for inspiration. There are sexual undercurrents between characters, psychological quirks and a murky veneer like the surface of the pool in "Diabolique."
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    It's a Master "Plan."
    • New York Daily News
    • 98 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    The movie elevated the basic gangster picture into what became known as the niche genre of poetic realism. And, aside from Garbo, never have key lights on a star's face caused so much swooning among fans.
    • 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    You can't look away, not only because the carnage is so masterfully photographed, but because the director sucks you into his bleak, poetic, even sensible vision of cosmic brutality. Not for the faint-hearted!
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    An immensely uplifting movie whose final, unforgettable frames come as close as anything to answering the big questions about why we bother in a dog-eat-dog world.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    Even the hardest heart must melt in the face of The Story of the Weeping Camel.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    A perfect blend of summer action, a big movie with a deeply personal story.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    What fans want are good movies. This one isn't particularly funny or romantic, but it's gripping and tragic. It asks some nasty, yet profound, questions about human desire and behavior.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    When director Stephen Frears worked with (Jack Black), he must have yelled "Let 'er rip!" instead of "Action!"
    • 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.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    This romantic comedy is about a love that is destined to be, and it celebrates that warm huddle of caring and craziness called family.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    No other mainstream movie has so openly tackled the subject of female sexual experience.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    An impressive portrait of the migraine of teenage girlhood, and also works on the more modest level of teen romance.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    The results are impressive. Maybe, as the U.S. falls abysmally behind other nations in the sciences, it will get kids interested in that field again.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Some of the simplest shots give you the full picture of the price these guys paid for their dreams.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Has a great deal of empathy for that excruciating limbo that is female adolescence.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    A charmer with an attractive cast and an excellent soundtrack.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    The vitality of the hip-hop scene serves as both backdrop and metaphor in a romantic comedy as sweet as its title.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    The movie pulls off the trick of blurring the distinctions between romantic and platonic attractions across the generations.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Writer-director Danis Tanovic, a Bosnian who spent years documenting his homeland's turmoil, makes a bold feature-film debut with this funny, sobering message movie.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    A welcome departure from typical movies about teens, wherein their problems are external (the prom, status). Mean Creek is an adult movie that just happens to star young actors.

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