Jami Bernard

Jami Bernard

Agrees with the Tomatometer 79% of the time.

Publications:
New York Daily News
Critics' Group:
National Society of Film Critics, New York Film Critics Circle
Total Reviews:
471
Total QuickRatings:
1

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
2/4 27% Lost in Space (1998) " The new robot is a disappointment. Instead of the endearingly low-tech fireplug of yore that warned Will Robinson of encroaching danger, the new machine is all bells and whistles and no fun at all. Kinda like the movie itself." — New York Daily News
Posted Sep 17, 2014
1/4 3% Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997) " It wastes no time getting to the punching, kicking, stomping and zapping that passes for a cinematic event." — New York Daily News
Posted Sep 10, 2014
3/4 92% Insomnia (2002) " Insomnia is not so much about the murder mystery as it is about Will's internal struggle with what's right and what's possibly okay." — New York Daily News
Posted Aug 25, 2014
3.5/4 97% Babe (1995) " Thanks to well-trained live animals, clever voice characterizations and a big dash of muppetry from Henson's Creature Shop, Babe and his barnyard friends not only walk the walk and trot the trot, they also talk the talk." — New York Daily News
Posted Aug 19, 2014
4/4 94% The Truman Show (1998) " The premise of Peter Weir's The Truman Show is both reasonable and ludicrous, its execution sublime." — New York Daily News
Posted Aug 18, 2014
1/4 8% Summer Catch (2001) " It's a movie that should have been called on account of boredom." — New York Daily News
Posted Aug 8, 2014
1/4 4% Serving Sara (2002) " [There's] nary a laugh to be found." — New York Daily News
Posted Jul 26, 2014
1/4 3% fear dot com (FeardotCom) (2002) " The story is a mess, some of the images offensive, the acting under par and the dialogue silly." — New York Daily News
Posted Jul 23, 2014
1.5/4 2% The In Crowd (2000) " Late-night cable, here it comes!" — New York Daily News
Posted Jul 21, 2014
2/4 3% Speed 2 - Cruise Control (1997) " An ear-splitting amusement-park attraction posing as a movie." — New York Daily News
Posted Jun 20, 2014
2/4 17% Wild Wild West (1999) " For maximum entertainment, a movie can't afford to waste so much time being its own carnival barker, relentlessly trying to drum up interest." — New York Daily News
Posted Jun 17, 2014
2/4 39% Armageddon (1998) " The end of the world is going to be very noisy and filled with some of the worst dialogue ever." — New York Daily News
Posted Jun 6, 2014
4/4 99% L.A. Confidential (1997) " At the center of the movie are three mismatched cops with separately fueled ambitions, ferociously played by Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe and Guy Pearce. Their combined charisma almost smashes through the screen." — New York Daily News
Posted Jun 4, 2014
2/4 25% Pearl Harbor (2001) " Pearl Harbor is a bomb, make no mistake. But the movie is such a noisy, persistent bomb that it is guaranteed to draw a crowd." — New York Daily News
Posted May 27, 2014
1/4 21% Magic in the Water (1995) " Orky is very concerned with the environment and can repair relationships between parents and children. But Orky cannot save this movie." — New York Daily News
Posted May 5, 2014
2/4 5% 'Til There Was You (1997) " It tries for fizzy, but there's hardly a bubble in it." — New York Daily News
Posted May 5, 2014
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
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