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 Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India
Lowest review score: 0 3 Strikes
Score distribution:
1,022 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    A richly inventive, slightly eerie animated movie from Japan.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    This challenging, inventive movie from Thailand is not for everyone.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    This is a quieter, more psychologically dense movie, where the payoff is sometimes no payoff at all - for instance, Tim Roth plays a cut-rate divorce lawyer whose own weirdness (he seems to live out of his car) is never explained.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    The strong script (with updated flourishes by "Bad Santa" writers Glenn Ficarra and John Requa) and some of the vibrant child characters pull it through, with the comically reptilian Thornton egging them on with one inappropriate shocker after another.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    It's like a walking tour inside the head of a deeply troubled, deeply talented young man, where most of the systems have already shut down.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    It's a fanciful tale, but the message is sweet - that the higher arts speak a universal language that transcends politics and ignorance.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    The movie is fun, fun, fun.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Absorbing, operatic.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Refreshingly offbeat documentary.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Garcia's somber narration is a turnoff, but this plucky little diatribe gets you thinking about the larger implications facing future generations.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    A neat, twisty little domestic drama about smart people, foolish choices.
    • 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.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    An enjoyable, gorgeously photographed aquatic adventure whose stars are blissfully bodacious.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    What a treasure - a funny, tart, romantic comedy about tweens suffering the pangs of first love. It makes the cityscape an essential part of the romance, like a junior, vintage Woody Allen.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    A gentle comic stew of monster movies, adding dashes of Bugs Bunny irreverence and British gentility.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    This South Korean political satire might not have historical resonance for American audiences -- it's loosely based on the 1979 assassination of dictator Park Chunghee by his own people -- but it takes the same comically dim view of governmental power and procedure as "Dr. Strangelove."
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Blood, grotesquerie and humor mix equally in the first two, but the full combo makes a savory witches' brew for Asian-cinema cultists (or Halloween lovers in need of a gore fix).
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    The triumph here is the natural, fluid way the characters interact, many of them displaying real-life, quirky senses of humor you don't often find in screenplays.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    This is a lyrical art movie with admittedly limited commercial appeal, but worth seeing for cinematic explorers.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    The movie pulls off the trick of blurring the distinctions between romantic and platonic attractions across the generations.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    The results are amazing, though bittersweet, and demonstrate how complicated and expensive it is (though not impossible) to break the cycle of poverty, crime and lack of education.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    This drama offers a chuckle at every turn.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    The movie may be set in prewar Japan, but it's pure 1940s Hollywood. There's costume, pageantry, melodrama, the feeling of a sweeping epic without the bother of too much accuracy, equal doses of heartbreak and uplift.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    It's too bad there's so little of LL Cool J as the secret object of Georgia's fantasies. He'd make a funny, nimble, sexy romantic lead with just a bit more screen time.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    A satisfying chick flick that follows all the usual rules of the modern romantic comedy except one - it's not stupid.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Tense, fiercely optimistic movie.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    A fascinating, somewhat frightening documentary.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    It's about the kind of kids who could never sit still enough, unfortunately, for a movie that perfectly captures the frustrations, longings, obsessions and torments of the awkward years before manhood.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    The mere fact that Shakespeare can teach hardened criminals to search their souls gives hope that forgiveness and redemption are possible.