Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2012)
Critic Consensus: Beautiful, thoughtful, and engrossing, Jiro Dreams of Sushi should prove satisfying even for filmgoers who don't care for the cuisine.
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Critic Reviews for Jiro Dreams of Sushi
The exquisite nigiri slices gleam with freshness, and you do learn about the component parts to the perfect serving of sea eel or gizzard shad.
It's torture to watch Jiro Dreams of Sushi -- if you are on an empty stomach.
Ono may be the center of this universe, but the real star of the film is the sushi, and the exquisite yet frustrating beauty with which the camera has captured it.
Gelb also provides an education on the different kinds of sushi, the purveyors of premium fish and rice, and overfishing. But it's his lyrical, lovingly photographed scenes of preparation that elevates the documentary to a work of art.
Audience Reviews for Jiro Dreams of Sushi
I feel like this is gonna be another Tampopo. Which means, make sure you're fully fed and surrounded by good food before you pop the DVD in.
If you like sushi, this is going to be up your alley. Guaranteed to make you want some sushi!
Very charming and beautifully shot. It still did not make me want to try sea urchin, though.
Jiro Dreams of Sushi Quotes
|Jiro Ono:||Once you decide on your occupation... you must immerse yourself in your work. You have to fall in love with your work. Never complain about your job. You must dedicate your life to mastering your skill. That's the secret of success... and is the key to being regarded honorably.|
|Jiro Ono:||I'll continue to climb to try to reach the top, but no one knows where the top is!|
|Jiro Ono:||Jiro's ghost will always be watching.|
|Jiro Ono:||My son must do this for the rest of his life.|
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