Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2012) - Rotten Tomatoes

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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Jiro Dreams of Sushi is the story of 85 year-old Jiro Ono, considered by many to be the world's greatest sushi chef. He is the proprietor of Sukiyabashi Jiro, a 10-seat, sushi-only restaurant inauspiciously located in a Tokyo subway station. Despite its humble appearances, it is the first restaurant of its kind to be awarded a prestigious 3 star Michelin review, and sushi lovers from around the globe make repeated pilgrimage, calling months in advance and shelling out top dollar for a coveted seat at Jiro's sushi bar.At the heart of this story is Jiro's relationship with his eldest son Yoshikazu, the worthy heir to Jiro's legacy, who is unable to live up to his full potential in his father's shadow. -- (C) Magnoliamore
Rating: PG (for mild thematic elements and brief smoking)
Genre: Documentary, Art House & International, Special Interest
Directed By:
Written By: David Gelb
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 24, 2012
Box Office: $0.2M
Magnolia Pictures - Official Site


Jiro Ono
as Jiro Ono
Yoshikazu Ono
as Yoshikazu Ono
Takashi Ono
as Takashi Ono
Hachiro Mizutani
as Hachiro Mizutani
Masuhiro Yamamoto
as Masuhiro Yamamoto

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Critic Reviews for Jiro Dreams of Sushi

All Critics (89) | Top Critics (29)

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.

Full Review… | January 8, 2013
Time Out
Top Critic

It's torture to watch Jiro Dreams of Sushi -- if you are on an empty stomach.

Full Review… | January 7, 2013
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

A film about the pursuit of perfection. And the cost.

Full Review… | May 3, 2015
Philadelphia Weekly

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.

Full Review… | June 17, 2013
Film Comment Magazine

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.

Full Review… | April 21, 2013

Subtitled docu about sushi chef inspires and enlightens.

Full Review… | March 22, 2013
Common Sense Media

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.

Letitia Lew
Letitia Lew

Super Reviewer

If you like sushi, this is going to be up your alley. Guaranteed to make you want some sushi!

Flutie Archibald

Super Reviewer

Very charming and beautifully shot. It still did not make me want to try sea urchin, though.

Julie B

Super Reviewer

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