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

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 471
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
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
3/4 90% Duck Season (Temporada de patos) (2006) " 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." — New York Daily News
Posted Mar 10, 2006
2.5/4 35% Ask the Dust (2006) " Atmospheric but awkward drama." — New York Daily News
Posted Mar 10, 2006
3/4 92% Shakespeare Behind Bars (2005) " The mere fact that Shakespeare can teach hardened criminals to search their souls gives hope that forgiveness and redemption are possible -- even at the bottom of the human barrel." — New York Daily News
Posted Mar 10, 2006
2/4 26% The Shaggy Dog (2006) " Watching a pack of dogs sniff Tim Allen's butt -- repeatedly -- is probably someone's idea of a good time at the movies. Not mine." — New York Daily News
Posted Mar 10, 2006
2/4 76% Joyeux Noël (Merry Christmas) (2006) " You can't go wrong with an uplifting, anti-war story like this, but director Christian Carion trowels on the schmaltz." — New York Daily News
Posted Mar 3, 2006
2.5/4 51% Aquamarine (2006) " Bouncy and sweet, Aquamarine has a mild feminist bent that's played for laughs, but it's definitely a movie for the shallow end of the pool." — New York Daily News
Posted Mar 3, 2006
4/4 92% Dave Chappelle's Block Party (2006) " Once in a great while there's a movie that's so funny, infectious and welcoming - a movie that makes you feel so good about America and the people in it - you just want to climb inside the screen and live there." — New York Daily News
Posted Mar 3, 2006
1.5/4 8% Doogal (2006) " A dreadful animated movie stuffed with bad puns and little internal logic." — New York Daily News
Posted Feb 27, 2006
3/4 82% Tsotsi (Thug) (2006) " This Oscar-nominated film convincingly celebrates the embers of decency that can be found in fires that are all but banked." — New York Daily News
Posted Feb 24, 2006
75% Workingman's Death (2006) " It's a triumph of the human spirit that so many people in deadly jobs are able, nevertheless, to marry and have a few happy moments despite lives of hellish labor. Glawogger's intrepid camera finds both the shame and the grace in it." — New York Daily News
Posted Feb 24, 2006
3/4 74% Unknown White Male (2006) " Bruce's condition seems so bizarre that, at times, you suspect it's a hoax. But the film still manages to raise disquieting issues of personality and identity." — New York Daily News
Posted Feb 24, 2006
2/4 40% Winter Passing (2006) " Underneath the contemplative tone and poetic visuals lies a disappointingly familiar coming-of-age story." — New York Daily News
Posted Feb 17, 2006
2.5/4 72% Eight Below (2006) " Walker, of 2 Fast 2 Furious, is 2 flat 2 forgettable." — New York Daily News
Posted Feb 17, 2006
2.5/4 73% Nanny McPhee (2006) " Any time Thompson curls that prosthetic snaggletooth over her lower lip and murmurs a nearly inaudible harrumph is a comic moment to be treasured." — New York Daily News
Posted Feb 4, 2006
3/4 61% Something New (2006) " Hamri delivers a thoughtful, entertaining, imperfect but solidly adult movie about the inconvenient path of true love." — New York Daily News
Posted Feb 3, 2006
1/4 16% Underworld: Evolution (2006) " ... a movie that beats you over the head until you -- along with all the fanged and furry beasts of the future -- are senseless." — New York Daily News
Posted Jan 24, 2006
2/4 55% Go for Zucker! (Alles auf Zucker!) (2006) " Go for Zucker has done well in its native country as the first postwar German-Jewish comedy, but its humor often seems so childish and meanspirited that you wonder what director and co-writer Dani Levy really had in mind." — New York Daily News
Posted Jan 20, 2006
1.5/4 40% End of the Spear (2006) " Though designed by director and co-writer Jim Hanon to be spiritually uplifting, the story feels as whitewashed and disingenuous as an episode of Lassie, with the natives emerging as savage buffoons." — New York Daily News
Posted Jan 20, 2006
2.5/4 90% When the Sea Rises (Quand la Mer Monte...) (2006) " It's a bountiful showcase for Moreau, whose lopsided, squinty beauty grows on you just as it grows on the drifter who eagerly volunteers from the audience each night." — New York Daily News
Posted Jan 13, 2006
2/4 46% Hoodwinked (2005) " Features lackluster character design, so-so animation and only fitful bursts of cleverness." — New York Daily News
Posted Jan 13, 2006
3/4 54% Last Holiday (2006) " The Queen never lets us down." — New York Daily News
Posted Jan 13, 2006
1/4 18% Grandma's Boy (2006) " Even silly fun needs serious talent behind it." — New York Daily News
Posted Jan 9, 2006
3.5/4 76% Match Point (2005) " In the final analysis of Allen's career, it may turn out that moral ambiguity, not comedy, was what he did best." — New York Daily News
Posted Dec 28, 2005
4/4 62% The New World (2005) " Malick is a writer-director of extraordinary vision who is like an endangered species." — New York Daily News
Posted Dec 24, 2005
3.5/4 89% Cache (Hidden) (2005) " It's not the usual whodunit, but if you're open to having your cage rattled, you won't be disappointed." — New York Daily News
Posted Dec 24, 2005
2/4 44% Casanova (2005) " A period romp that tries too hard." — New York Daily News
Posted Dec 24, 2005
2/4 29% Fun With Dick and Jane (2005) " See Jim Carrey mug for the camera. Mug, Jim, mug!" — New York Daily News
Posted Dec 21, 2005
2.5/4 51% The Family Stone (2005) " A machine-tooled entertainment that's as fake and flimsy as a plastic Christmas tree." — New York Daily News
Posted Dec 16, 2005
2.5/4 67% Mrs. Henderson Presents (2006) " The splintered, bantering relationship between Mrs. Henderson and Van Damm (and the chemistry between Dench and Hoskins) is what gives the movie its slender charms." — New York Daily News
Posted Dec 9, 2005
1.5/4 38% Marebito (2005) " Marebito never gives us what it promised: a glorious, totally new sense of horror." — New York Daily News
Posted Dec 9, 2005
4/4 87% Brokeback Mountain (2005) " An epic, heartbreaking love story that's far greater than the sum of its parts." — New York Daily News
Posted Dec 9, 2005
3/4 35% Memoirs of a Geisha (2005) " In the luxuriant Memoirs of a Geisha, three of the biggest and loveliest stars of Chinese cinema -- Ziyi Zhang, Michelle Yeoh and Gong Li -- sharpen their talons." — New York Daily News
Posted Dec 9, 2005
84% King Kong (2005) " Peter Jackson's King Kong is the most thrilling, soulful monster picture ever made. At last, it can be said without irony -- I laughed, I cried." — New York Daily News
Posted Dec 6, 2005
1.5/4 10% Aeon Flux (2005) " In the dystopian future, apparently, women will be bendable Barbies in leather scanties, and everyone will speak like brain-dead robots." — New York Daily News
Posted Dec 5, 2005
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