For 1,039 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 1.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jami Bernard's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 The Sea Inside
Lowest review score: 0 3 Strikes
Score distribution:
1039 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Jami Bernard
    Gloriously inventive, delightfully nutty comic treasure is unlike anything you've ever seen. It's lunatic.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Jami Bernard
    The faux-documentary format does nothing for the material, but Kaye turns in a chaotic and ultimately moving performance.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 Jami Bernard
    Michael Jackson is an alien? Tell me something I don't know.
    • New York Daily News
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Jami Bernard
    Like many dreams, you won't remember it when you wake up. The style obliterates any emotional attachment.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    No other mainstream movie has so openly tackled the subject of female sexual experience.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Jami Bernard
    There are many delightful movie techniques out there available for making animals appear to speak, so it's too bad The Shaggy Dog doesn't use any of them.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 63 Jami Bernard
    A comedy that successfully plays with stereotypes, both racial and personal.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Jami Bernard
    Rickman and Richardson are excellent actors put to ghastly waste.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 63 Jami Bernard
    High spirits and colorful hissy fits go a long way toward masking the inexperience of this cast of mostly nonprofessionals. It's a charmer.
    • New York Daily News
    • 16 Metascore
    • 25 Jami Bernard
    The story is a mess, some of the images offensive, the acting under par and the dialogue silly.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    An impressive portrait of the migraine of teenage girlhood, and also works on the more modest level of teen romance.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 63 Jami Bernard
    Like all blond jokes, Legally Blonde is basically meanspirited, and that's when it's funniest.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Jami Bernard
    The best part of Zatoichi is its fine sense of rhythm, culminating in a galvanizing clog-dance finish.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 25 Jami Bernard
    Don't see The Inheritance if you're already depressed. This airless downer from Danish director Per Fly is about an heir who makes one wrong decision from which even lousier decisions effortlessly flow.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Jami Bernard
    The nasty, violent material has two small beacons of hope - Nielsen as a fair-weather stripper in the manner of old film-noir dames, and Quaid as a scurvy ­mobster who hates being cheated. With his puffy, reddened face, Quaid looks like a bad Santa.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    A fascinating whirl of politics and palace intrigue.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Jami Bernard
    Spielberg's direction and Melissa Mathison's script never lose sight of the realistic, low center of gravity world of childhood, in which such marvelous adventures happen every day that an alien knocking around the garage is not really such an unusual occurrence. [2002 re-release]
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Jami Bernard
    The result is a bit of a mess: sometimes delightful, sometimes tedious, always creative.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Some of the simplest shots give you the full picture of the price these guys paid for their dreams.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 63 Jami Bernard
    The movie's pleasures are spare, and will appeal mostly to die-hard Rivette fans and viewers with slow pulses.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    Has a great deal of empathy for that excruciating limbo that is female adolescence.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Jami Bernard
    It was filmed in and around the World Trade Center, and the subsequent cuts, reshoots and sleights of hand designed to obscure that fact prove devastating.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    A charmer with an attractive cast and an excellent soundtrack.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 50 Jami Bernard
    Nothing you haven't already seen elsewhere, except for Vin Diesel looking even then like a box-office champ.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 38 Jami Bernard
    The movie is full of puzzling celebrity cameos, as if Brazilian director Bruno Barreto called in all his chits.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 88 Jami Bernard
    A caustic, funny, low-budget treat, shot on digital video.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Jami Bernard
    The vitality of the hip-hop scene serves as both backdrop and metaphor in a romantic comedy as sweet as its title.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 63 Jami Bernard
    This languorous art movie is somewhat like "Memento," with its narrative fragments and memory mixups. It never explains itself, which means that the audience, like the protagonists, must take a leap of faith.

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