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 Son of the Bride
Lowest review score: 0 3 Strikes
Score distribution:
1,022 movie reviews
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    A surprisingly genial and affecting comedy about the trials and tribulations of teenage rebellion during the Reagan '80s.
    • New York Daily News
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    A delicately upbeat, even humorous celebration of love and sacrifice.
    • New York Daily News
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Refreshingly offbeat documentary.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Viard plays one of the most intriguing female characters in recent film from either side of the Atlantic.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Works on several playful levels. Most obviously, it is a horror movie in which life imitates art on a movie set.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    This is not for the Merchant-Ivory crowd, but action fans will feel their pulses quicken.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    The screen smokes with sexual heat. But what's really erotic is how much fun the actors seem to be having.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Simple, joyful and downright innocent movie.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Not since Cary Grant offered Joan Fontaine a gleaming glass of milk has a bedtime toddy looked as suspicious as it does in Claude Chabrol's wittily enigmatic Merci pour le chocolat.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    This is another brilliant performance by Crowe, who is to body language what Meryl Streep is to accents.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Whatever substance there is of Ocean's Twelve fades faster than invisible ink. But it's not the kind of movie you watch for plot details. It's really about spending two hours on that Lake Como speedboat, relaxing with pals.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    A deeply felt celebration of the life force, as embodied in Girard's fierce performance as a man who may not have done all he could, but had an enviably great time on the way.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    The story is predictable, even bland, but the stellar cast, detailed set design and abundance of good humor elevate it from the typical feel-good movie. It makes for intelligent counterprogramming against some of the season's harder-edged fare.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Apparently Louis Kahn was not much of a father, raconteur or businessman. But he was a genius, and he left his mark on all the people whose lives he touched.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Dispels myths about the "gangsta" aura that clings to rap and shows this poetry of the streets in all its different forms: social protest, entertainment and aggression.
    • 14 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Silly, perfect fun.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Elf
    A non-sappy and genuinely adorable confection. It wiped away the Scrooge in me for 90 enchanting minutes.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    A natural successor to "The Blair Witch Project" in terms of its small suggestions of horror past and future.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Violent, cool and street-smart, Shaft supplies everything you want in a summer movie.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    The script provides an excellent payoff, although action fans may not agree, because that payoff is the equivalent of a Cheshire cat's grin.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    The direction is still slick, but Matchstick Men gets most of its thrills from the unknowable in human interaction. This could be the biggest "scam" Scott himself has pulled off.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Could easily serve as an instructional video for repressive regimes who have not yet learned you can get more with honey than with vinegar.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    With his haggard good looks and bearish presence, Nolte is the main event in this colorful three-ring circus of a heist picture.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Amazing... There are only a finite number of filmmakers with the devotion, patience and ability to tease out these stories.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Sven Wollter and Viveka Seldahl give superb performances as the couple, a once-vigorous conductor and his orchestra's concertmistress. But soon ... well, you know the drill.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Has that same air of silly innocence, a rarity in today's movies.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Accomplishes two great things on what was undoubtedly a minuscule budget. It breathes life into a small story that has larger ramifications. It also shows that America, as represented by Jackson Heights, is still the promised land for people about whom movies are rarely made.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    This is a sophisticated and unsettling documentary marred only by a voice-over taken from the writings of Jamaica Kincaid.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Pacino is masterful as the sharp-witted, seen-it-all detective.
    • New York Daily News
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    That it all seems improvised on the spot (it was not) is testament to the power of a film that trusts its characters, its actors and its ultimate goal.
    • New York Daily News

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