Jami Bernard

Jami Bernard

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

Publications:
New York Daily News
Critics' Group:
National Society of Film Critics, New York Film Critics Circle
Total Reviews:
453
Total QuickRatings:
1

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3/4 76% 8 Mile (2002) " In addition to showcasing Mathers, 8 Mile makes a case for rap as a creative rebel yell." — New York Daily News
Posted Apr 7, 2014
4/4 99% Metropolis (1927) " Each frame of this classic is drop-dead stunning." — New York Daily News
Posted Apr 1, 2014
1/4 79% Seven (Se7en) (1995) " There's none of the humor that takes the sting out of slasher movies, and certainly none of the psychology and depth that made The Silence of the Lambs such an intellectual thriller. " — New York Daily News
Posted Mar 25, 2014
1/5 25% Wicker Park (2004) " The four main characters are all odd, sad and lonely. No wonder they don't call each other on their cells to straighten things out -- they're all too depressed to dial." — New York Daily News
Posted Mar 18, 2014
3/4 78% Braveheart (1995) " A lavish, entertaining spectacle full of manly men, dastardly villains, rousing battles and women who easily see Mel's hero potential through all that messy hair." — New York Daily News
Posted Feb 24, 2014
3.5/4 92% Shakespeare in Love (1998) " [An] inordinately clever, sprightly romantic comedy." — New York Daily News
Posted Feb 11, 2014
3/4 93% About a Boy (2002) " Even people who don't usually like Hugh Grant will be charmed by him in the scrappy, slightly scandalous comedy About a Boy." — New York Daily News
Posted Feb 10, 2014
76% A Beautiful Mind (2001) " The result is one of the most successful attempts to make math look sexy, even if the movie strays - gallops, really - from the details of the actual life of Nobel Prize-winner John Forbes Nash Jr." — New York Daily News
Posted Feb 4, 2014
88% American Beauty (1999) " American Beauty approaches a manic, almost cartoonish edge without falling over. Both Spacey and Bening use extraordinary comic timing to bring these very sad, lost characters to life." — New York Daily News
Posted Jan 28, 2014
3.5/4 75% Ransom (1996) " A gripping, amoral kidnap thriller." — New York Daily News
Posted Jan 22, 2014
3.5/4 76% Gladiator (2000) " If there's a soft spot in your heart for the sword-&-sandal epic, then you'll swoon with giddy delight over Gladiator." — New York Daily News
Posted Jan 8, 2014
80% While You Were Sleeping (1995) " A cute premise with engaging leads but little else to keep you awake." — New York Daily News
Posted Dec 4, 2013
4/4 88% Shrek (2001) " The brilliance of the voice work, script, direction and animation all serve to make Shrek an adorable, infectious work of true sophistication." — New York Daily News
Posted Nov 25, 2013
2/5 78% The City of Lost Children (La Cité des Enfants Perdus) (1995) " An empty triumph of overkill set design and weirdo casting." — New York Daily News
Posted Nov 20, 2013
5/5 80% Oldboy (2005) " Both brutal and lyrical, writer-director Park Chan-wook's existential nail-biter has torture scenes that will have you avoiding dentists, sushi bars and badly appointed hotel rooms." — New York Daily News
Posted Apr 15, 2013
5/5 100% Toy Story 2 (1999) " Pixar, the animation studio that teamed with Disney for both movies, has broken technological ground since the first Toy Story, and TS2 shows off its newest expertise with one smart visual joke after another." — New York Daily News
Posted Aug 6, 2012
3/4 82% Charlie Wilson's War (2007) " If Charlie doesn't feel quite real, Hanks at least makes him good company." — New York Daily News
Posted Dec 21, 2007
1.5/4 47% Laura Smiles (2006) " It's an interesting profile in self-destruction until the script becomes unhinged itself and has Laura doing things that are not so much outrageous as hilariously stupid." — New York Daily News
Posted Jul 27, 2007
1/4 0% Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever (2002) " Between explosions there is enough room left for only minimal character development." — New York Daily News
Posted Jan 5, 2007
2.5/4 25% The Da Vinci Code (2006) " The movie is so nervous about offending anyone that it's hardly any fun." — New York Daily News
Posted May 18, 2006
3/4 57% Dead Man's Shoes (2006) " Like Park Chan-wook's Vengeance trilogy, it explores the nature of the beast of revenge, leaving the audience in a sweat of dread." — New York Daily News
Posted May 12, 2006
1.5/4 13% Just My Luck (2006) " The new Lindsay Lohan romantic comedy, Just My Luck, needs more than just luck to overcome an achingly stupid script. It needs a miracle." — New York Daily News
Posted May 12, 2006
3/4 53% Wah-Wah (2006) " Grant captures the essence both of boyhood rites of passage and a particular time and place for which he clearly holds affection, bumps, ruts and all." — New York Daily News
Posted May 12, 2006
2/4 36% Art School Confidential (2006) " There are two movies vying to occupy the same space here: a teen comedy about artistic pretension and academic double standards, and a darker, nastier movie about a serial killer." — New York Daily News
Posted May 5, 2006
2/4 26% Hoot (2006) " I question the message of Hoot, a family movie that tacitly encourages kids to vandalize property and behave like little ecoterrorists." — New York Daily News
Posted May 5, 2006
3/4 70% Mission: Impossible III (2006) " Logic and humanity would probably gum up the (fire)works. The Mission: Impossible template is about being resourceful, using gadgets in interesting ways to infiltrate the Vatican or swing Tarzan-like over the rooftops of Shanghai." — New York Daily News
Posted May 4, 2006
3/4 86% Zui hao de shi guang (Three Times) (2005) " ... a lyrical, subtle, chaste and nearly wordless romance between a giggly pool-hall hostess and a former customer on a one-night leave from the military." — New York Daily News
Posted Apr 28, 2006
2/4 25% The Lost City (2005) " How the movie's politics will sit with the audience aside, one of the problems in this overlong melodrama is the distracting casting of Bill Murray as a wisecracking sidekick and Dustin Hoffman as mobster Meyer Lansky." — New York Daily News
Posted Apr 28, 2006
3.5/4 74% Sympathy for Lady Vengeance (2005) " The last of director Park Chanwook's revenge trilogy, Sympathy for Lady Vengeance is another astonishing achievement of slasher-style justice, moral tussles, and eye-candy design ..." — New York Daily News
Posted Apr 28, 2006
2.5/4 23% RV (2006) " Had director Barry Sonnenfeld spent more time on sing-alongs and barbecues with the two families and less on Bob's punishing job and bad driving, RV might have gotten more happy campers." — New York Daily News
Posted Apr 28, 2006
4/4 97% L'Armée des ombres (Army in the Shadows) (1969) " Almost 40 years after it was made, Army of Shadows has more to tell us about the internal toll of war and taking a stand than anything Hollywood has produced." — New York Daily News
Posted Apr 28, 2006
31% Stick It (2006) " A spirited, dizzyingly athletic movie about female rites of passage within the bitchy, competitive world of Olympics training." — New York Daily News
Posted Apr 28, 2006
2/4 36% Standing Still (2005) " A movie as inert as its title." — New York Daily News
Posted Apr 21, 2006
3/4 33% The Sentinel (2006) " The story and style fit comfortably with today's TV and movie fashions: the cop procedural, kinetic editing, a pressure-cooker job rife with competition, and a countdown to possible disaster." — New York Daily News
Posted Apr 21, 2006
2.5/4 75% Look Both Ways (2006) " A pleasantly peculiar ensemble movie about melancholic people coping with random tragedy." — New York Daily News
Posted Apr 14, 2006
3/4 68% Hard Candy (2006) " It's really a canny use of the medium to raise serious questions about point of view and empathy in the exploitation genre." — New York Daily News
Posted Apr 14, 2006
2/4 30% The Sisters (2006) " Richard Alfieri adapted his Chekhov-inspired stage play for this movie, but the outpouring of suppressed memories and emotions still seem to belong to the more personal realm of theater." — New York Daily News
Posted Apr 14, 2006
2.5/4 37% Scary Movie 4 (2006) " There's only so much humor left to wring from the pup tent of Brokeback Mountain or the matted-hair fetish of the Japanese horror genre." — New York Daily News
Posted Apr 14, 2006
2.5/4 72% Friends With Money (2006) " No one making movies today has as firm a grasp of the intricacies of female friendship as writer-director Nicole Holofcener." — New York Daily News
Posted Apr 8, 2006
3/4 44% Take the Lead (2006) " Take the Lead is like that -- it may seem hokey, but it uses the tried and true to get a smile out of you every time." — New York Daily News
Posted Apr 7, 2006
3/4 57% Ice Age 2: The Meltdown (2006) " A good-natured, gag-filled sequel to the hit animated movie about animals trying to evade extinction while trading one-liners." — New York Daily News
Posted Mar 31, 2006
3/4 62% ATL (2006) " 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." — New York Daily News
Posted Mar 31, 2006
2/4 22% Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing & Charm School (2006) " If you think the title is endless, wait till you see Goodman's death scene." — New York Daily News
Posted Mar 31, 2006
40% American Gun (2002) New York Daily News
Posted Mar 25, 2006
3/4 77% The Lady in Question is Charles Busch (2006) " Performer, performance artist, playwright and all-around charmer, Busch is someone it's hard to get enough of." — New York Daily News
Posted Mar 24, 2006
3/4 86% Inside Man (2006) " Lee takes the usual potshots at this stewpot of race, power and politics. Only here it's effective as part of the story, as opposed to when it's wielded like a tire iron in the context of a polemic." — New York Daily News
Posted Mar 24, 2006
4/4 86% L'Enfant (The Child) (2006) " This is a movie about the kind of everyday miracle we all need to believe can happen -- how the tiniest glimmer of human connection can lead the most miserable specimen out of darkness." — New York Daily News
Posted Mar 24, 2006
3/4 39% American Gun (2006) " While this is not exactly a hopeful movie, it's a polished exercise in the kind of social commentary that can wake people up." — New York Daily News
Posted Mar 24, 2006
3/4 89% Shah-re ziba (The Beautiful City) (2004) " Here's another deeply resonant little movie from Iran, featuring more polished (yet still naturalistic) acting than usually seen in U.S. productions." — New York Daily News
Posted Mar 17, 2006
3/4 73% V for Vendetta (2006) " [An] enjoyable -- if occasionally irresponsible -- comic-book thriller." — New York Daily News
Posted Mar 17, 2006
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