Jiro Dreams of Sushi Synopsis
An aging sushi master relentlessly pursues his goal of making the perfect piece of sushi.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Nice story with great music ... Long and not complete.

By mqdean
Not one mention was made of the women that raised these men. Even Jiro said he never saw his children when they were growing up. I assume someone was actually home raising them. I am not a feminist...

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By Peneflix
There is nothing more compelling, fascinating, inspirational than watching someone excel at their passion: Julia Child in the kitchen, Bobby Fisher at a chess board, Michael Jordan on the basketball...


By drcaller
very interesting..i love documentaries...not crazy about sushi..dont know if this movie made me like them more or less?...

Don't Miss This!

By Dennis in Oregon
This is an exciting, moving, special documentary. Find where it is playing and go see it now!...

I Craved Sushi Afterwards

Having been to Tokyo over 20 times, I never even knew about this place. I was fascinated to find out that it was in the Ginza station. All I can say is, I was desperate for sushi after the movie...

By pkanaley

Very Good Movie

By maxbarajas70
I saw this movie on dvd and it was a very good documentary. I Liked how they made their sushi and how they made it. i liked how this guy thought of making a resturant and making it popular. This...

Jiro Dreams of Sushi

By margoth100
Lovely story that should have been told in one hour !!...


By ngeldivine
Bravo! Very well done! It more people would have such discipline and enthusiasm in their work or life, we would all be better people!! ADD TO BUCKET LIST: go to Tokyo and eat sushi from Jiro before...

By megmacy

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Rated PG | For Brief Smoking and Mild Thematic Elements
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Subtitled docu about sushi chef inspires and enlightens.
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