Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Critic Score

99%

User Score

92%
In theaters Mar 09, 2012
PG, 1 hr. 21 min.

Trailer

Movie Info

Synopsis: 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
Director: David Gelb
Rated: PG
Running Time: 1 hr. 21 min.
Genre: Documentary, Art House & International, Special Interest
Theater Release: Mar 09, 2012
DVD Release: Jul 24, 2012

Cast

Jiro Ono

Jiro Ono
Yoshikazu Ono

Yoshikazu Ono
Takashi Ono

Takashi Ono
Hachiro Mizutani

Hachiro Mizutani
Masuhiro Yamamoto

Masuhiro Yamamoto

Critic Reviews

Consensus: Beautiful, thoughtful, and engrossing, Jiro Dreams of Sushi should prove satisfying even for filmgoers who don't care for the cuisine.
  • 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.More...
  • It's torture to watch Jiro Dreams of Sushi -- if you are on an empty stomach.More...
  • By the time this graceful film is over you understand why Japan has declared the bald, bespectacled Jiro a national treasure. Even if you've never tasted sushi, the man's singleness of purpose will inspire you.More...
  • Gelb apparently understood that his subject was itself so taking that he wouldn't need filmic embellishments to keep his viewers alert.More...
  • Obsessive, we were saying? Oh my, yes, and that's what makes the film so compelling.More...
  • This documentary strikes a balance between storytelling and food porn that's hard to come by in foodie flicks. Like a proper sushi meal, "Jiro" left me feeling sated, not stuffed.More...
  • The most interesting moments, however, belong not to the chef but to those who labor in his shadow.More...
  • As exhausting as Jiro may be, he's also inspiring.More...
  • Would you be willing to massage an octopus for 45 minutes, until its flesh possesses just the right amount of chewability? Jiro is.More...
  • I really wish Tokyo were closer.More...

User Reviews

  • 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.
  • Interesting doco. Not sure I would want to be working at Jiro's age, but good for him. His sushi looks delicious!
  • "Jiro Dreams of Sushi" isn't the most exciting documentary around. But its lack of conflict or drama is made up for by the elegant cinematography that...
  • 'Jiro Dreams of Sushi'. A portrait of one man's absolute dedication, passion and never ending quest for perfection. I'm in complete admiration at the...
  • Documentary profiling 85-year old master sushi chef Jiro Ono, a perfectionist who's almost more sushi-making machine than man. It's more interesting...
  • Jiro Dreams of Sushi is a mouth watering, passionate documentary about the worlds' most acclaimed Sushi chef, and I'm not sure whether to recommend...
  • When it comes to documentary I'm very picky when it comes to what I watch. What's surprising about this documentary is that it's more interesting than...
  • As "2 Broke Girls" put it in its own wacky way, there is a huge difference between awful sushi and great sushi. And with the winning documentary...
  • *** out of **** I have a love-hate relationship with seafood. I don't like to say that I like it because that usually implies that I enjoy the...