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
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Delicious, intelligent thriller.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Billy Bob Thornton wrote, directed and stars in this compassionate, occasionally funny, character-driven movie about a mentally unstable man who takes the best interests of children very seriously.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    One of the reasons the move is so funny is that it is only a few degrees away from real life.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    It's a compassionate story about what makes people tick and what really matters.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Omar Sharif certainly doesn't disappoint in Monsieur Ibrahim. The casting alone promises something extraordinary.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Delightful and moving - although fanciful.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Earthlings beware: The dialogue and characters have less weight than bodies freed from gravity's grip.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    A bouquet of snappy one-liners and disarming nuttiness.
    • New York Daily News
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    It is a sweet, wonderfully acted cameo of a movie about the lengths to which a lioness will go to protect her cub.
    • 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.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    The result is a back-lot studio tour that's not exactly good-natured, but terrific fun and it gives the ensemble cast plenty of clowning opportunities.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Peregrym's performance as fiery, troubled teen Haley Graham is a triumph of charisma over technique.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Mostly pitched at a new crop of children who will detect the movie's mildly sarcastic, audience-winking tone with no problem.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    An actress' dream.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    An entertaining, post-modern mulling of the nature of truth, and whether truth is ever so fixed that it can be captured on tape.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    The Cockettes epitomized a brief confluence of new possibilities, not so much in theater as in personal style, lending them a certain historical value that greatly exceeds their contribution to theater.
    • New York Daily News
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    The filmmakers caught the kids arguing their cases like adversaries on "Judge Judy," sticking to phrases they've memorized or absorbed only too well.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Behind the inspired wackiness is a story about how our warlike nature needs some changing before we can all live in relative harmony.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    The movie isn't a day in the park, but it manages to close on an existentially uplifting note.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Poignant, eccentric comedy.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Another excellent example of how Iranian cinema uses deceptively simple techniques to decode devastating truths about human nature.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    It's a romantic weepie.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
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    This is a serious and well-acted drama, not a jokey ripoff, whose relevance (however distant) to Columbine is a plus.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    A darkly brilliant sci-fi movie about emotions so deep, the story could be taking place within the chambers of the heart instead of an arid space station. At the same time, it is a coldly theoretical piece that could leave viewers unengaged.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Movies about the dawning of female sexuality and its links to mother-daughter competition are tough to pull off, but Rain is a splendid example of how to get it right.
    • New York Daily News
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    This is no simplistic vigilante movie. Like Park Chan-wook's "Vengeance" trilogy, it explores the nature of the beast of revenge, leaving the audience in a sweat of dread.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    A journey that goes from prosaic to existential. Director Hans Petter Moland's raw drama of father-daughter reconciliation features an excellent cast.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    That the actors can work under such scrutiny is amazing, and they are superb. The standout is Brad Renfro as Marty, the kid most under the thumb of the neighborhood bully.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Streep is perfect, as per usual, but the showy orchid role goes to Cage in an Oscar-worthy tour de force. He pours his body into Charlie's slumped frame of mind and creates a character churning with endearing contradictions -- the unforgettable nebbish.
    • 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.

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