• Released
  • March 9, 2012
  • PG , 1 hr 21 min
  • Art House/Foreign
    Documentary
  • 46 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: An aging sushi master relentlessly pursues his goal of making the perfect piece of sushi.

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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
David Gelb's thoughtful and wonderful documentary, Jiro Dreams of Sushi, explores the dedication of this humble, bespectacled man, and the...
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88

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
We meet a variety of interdependent characters, from tuna vendors to rice experts, all in thrall to Jiro and his sons. I really wish Tokyo...
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88

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Jiro Dreams of Sushi is a foodie's delight, obviously, and best seen either on a full stomach or with restaurant reservations immediately...
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85

Movieline

By Stephanie Zacharek
At its simplest level, Jiro Dreams of Sushi is a portrait of a master. In its deeper layers, it explores what drives us to make things:...
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Director David Gelb pulls back the curtain on the kitchen rituals of sushi, inviting us to experience the savory-smooth sensation of...
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80

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
One of the film's best moments of deliciousness comes with the revelation that Yoshikazu, rather than his father, made the sushi that won...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
The image that finally lingers is one shown repeatedly: a close-up of fingers gently pressing a piece of fish onto a handheld oblong of...
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70

NPR

By Mark Jenkins
The movie's first word is oishi, Japanese for "delicious," and what follows is a treat for sushi veterans. First-timers, however, may wish...
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

It's torture to watch Jiro Dreams of Sushi - if you are on an empty stomach. David Gelb's documentary on Jiro Ono, the 85-year-old sushi...
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60

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
An extraordinary morsel of a movie, and yes, you'll want sushi afterward. But it won't taste like Jiro's.
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Rated PG | For Brief Smoking and Mild Thematic Elements
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 11+ Subtitled docu about sushi chef inspires and enlightens.
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