Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Culinary-doco about an 85-year-old sushi legend.

"Jiro Ono is a legend in his field. His Sukiyabashi Jiro sushi bar in Tokyo’s Ginza subway station seats only ten, but it’s widely considered the best place for sushi in Japan. Customers book as much as a year ahead for a full meal costing upward of 30,0000 yen ($460). Says restaurant critic Masuhiro Yamamoto, 'Nobody has ever had a bad experience there.'" (Source: NZ International Film Festival 2011)

2011Rating: G83 minsJapanJapanese with English subtitles
Documentary
Director:
David Gelb (feature debut)
Cast:
Jiro Ono

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Jiro Dreams of Sushi / Reviews

Time Out

Time Out

A dream, indeed. Sure to delight foodies and cinephiles alike.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

This is a portrait of tunnel vision. Jiro exists to make sushi. Sushi exists to be made by Jiro.

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New York Post

New York Post

The real star of the movie is the delectable sushi itself. Viewers will be tempted to hop the next flight to Tokyo, but probably will have to settle for a Japanese eatery closer to home.

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New York Daily News

New York Daily News

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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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Even if you don't fancy raw fish, "Jiro" is a captivating film.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

Even at a brief 81 minutes, Jiro Dreams Of Sushi runs a little longer than it needs to, given that it’s making the same point over and over: that it takes uncommon dedication to repeat the same steps every day for decades, always looking for ways to make the process better, not easier.

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