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

Jami Bernard's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Army of Shadows
Lowest review score: 0 Joe Dirt
Score distribution:
1,022 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    It's an excellent fusion of subject and style.
    • New York Daily News
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    An eye-pleasing French action-slasher film that is cheerfully unencumbered by the usual conventions of stuffy costume drama.
    • New York Daily News
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    The movie is fun, fun, fun.
    • 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.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Kinetic, meaningless and fun.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    It won't cure the ills of the world, but it doesn't need to. The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie is adorable in its own spongy way.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Hey, kids! Skip the job fairs and go directly to a screening of Me & Isaac Newton.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    For sheer escapist fun, the proudly ridiculous Bandits fills the bill.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    We Were Soldiers works. The action is well-staged and realistic. And Gibson is a commanding presence in a role that has more shadings and stature than his usual action heroes.
    • New York Daily News
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    There's no refuge in this uncomfortably realistic movie, and that is its strength.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    ATL
    Fresh and unexpected. It feels like a real window on the lives of disenfranchised youths - these are in South Atlanta - as they make their way in a society that doesn't cut them any breaks.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    It's killer, dude! [17 October 1997, p. 52]
    • New York Daily News
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Gives a white-knuckled, you-are-there account of a politician's dilemma, one whose repercussions are still felt in Africa.
    • New York Daily News
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Smart, psychologically complex film is an offbeat and effective tale.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    An unexpected pleasure, a buoyant comedy that will make you feel young again.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    The sexy, psycho Mad Love is like a Spanish "The Story of Adele H.," in which a woman loves once and only once, to the point of self-destruction, in the days before Prozac.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    You'd think it would be boring to stare at Thomas's computer screen so intently for 97 minutes, but the movie is eerily riveting.
    • New York Daily News
    • 44 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    The result is a funny, tender, satisfying blend of fiction and cinema vérité.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    It's got style and charisma to spare, with all the characters acting from fiery reserves of self-interest, including Christopher Plummer as a bank president with a secret in his safe-deposit box.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    The real revelation of Sound and Fury is how it introduces hearing people to a culture they insist on ignoring.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    A black comedy that features Renee Zellweger as the most adorable psychiatric-trauma victim ever.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Letting any other actor run wild like this could have been a disaster, but Depp's peculiar buccaneer is an instant classic of actorly charisma.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    This drama offers a chuckle at every turn.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Turns out to be a thoughtful, beautifully acted story about feeling alive before it's too late to feel anything.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    As gorgeous and contemplative as it is, Hero is a genre picture and needs to deliver the action goods. To that end, there are plenty of clever, lovingly choreographed sequences.
    • 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.

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