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 2.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jami Bernard's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 American Beauty
Lowest review score: 0 Joe Dirt
Score distribution:
1,022 movie reviews
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Holm is dazzling as the grubby little misfit, just a little brilliant and a little insane.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    A farce nearly as cracked as his previous "The Dinner Game."
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Parts of the movie play like French farce, but ultimately Hrebejk uses very simple cadences to unveil, movingly, the big picture.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Cannibalizes "Saturday Night Fever" for everything from structure to plot, but does it adorably.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Director Samira Makhmalbaf made this raw and effective parable with the recognizable help of her father, legendary director Mohsen Makhmalbaf.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Poignant, eccentric comedy.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Among the movie's oddball treats are Robert Downey Jr. as Grady's flamboyant editor and Rip Torn as a pedantic author and sermonizer known only as Q.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    The acting is superb, with emotions roiling beneath rigid exteriors.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    How dangerous it is to be a woman in Iran, especially one going against the wishes of her menfolk, is brought home time after time in these related vignettes.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    The joy of Space Cowboys is in spending quality time with some favorite old actors who obviously enjoy working together.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    With its intriguing relationships and sacrificial acts, Alice is a good alternative to happily-ever-after fluff.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Simple, joyful and downright innocent movie.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Impressionistic and open to interpretation, which is a kind way of saying that there's no way to figure out the ending.
    • New York Daily News
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    A charmer with an attractive cast and an excellent soundtrack.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    It's a compassionate story about what makes people tick and what really matters.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Wiseman's film is revealing. But it is also a silent rebuke to a society that tries to hide this pervasive problem behind a smug vision of itself.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Like a Hollywood buddy-cop movie gone through a multi-culti blender. It holds up a funhouse mirror to that familiar scenario in which a maverick cop breaks the rules.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Carrey gives an otherworldly, possessed performance as Kaufman.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Fun and frivolous, packed wave to wave with gorgeous young creatures reveling in their physical prowess.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Moore brilliantly unmasks the inanity of the arguments used in the debate over gun control in America. He then undermines himself by leaping into the blame game without supporting his central thesis, that the media is what makes teens like the ones at Columbine turn around and shoot up their schools.
    • 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.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    A rare window into the apparatus and limitations of glam-rock.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Forget the awful trailer that makes the movie look like chalk screeching on a blackboard. The Banger Sisters is sheer fun, and a great showcase for Hawn.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    The startling documentary Daughter From Danang cautions once again to be careful what you wish for.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    A perversely enjoyable entry in that new genre, the biopic of the tawdry TV personality.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    The combination of the ancient tinted footage and Butler's crisp, sweeping vistas of the same areas provides a breathtaking recap of one of history's most stirring rescues.