East Side Sushi Reviews

November 12, 2015
"East Side Sushi" is a charming little picture.
November 12, 2015
Lucero compensates for ... missteps with subtly persuasive visual choices and narrative restraint.
September 25, 2015
East Side Sushi captures the grind and pleasure of the food industry as Juana shifts from numbing routine to a challenging cuisine.
September 21, 2015
Anthony Lucero's delectable debut feature has its share of on-the-nose writing and Cinderella-story contrivances, but for the most part folds its cross-cultural insights into a pleasing underdog narrative.
September 21, 2015
A rather humanist tone infuses "East Side Sushi," offering a sense of hope as characters choose to come together rather than be pulled apart.
September 21, 2015
Endearing performances, accomplished low-budget filmmaking and a distinctive urban setting all add up to an appetizing offering.
September 19, 2015
Though the film has trappings of a crowd-pleaser like Jon Favreau's "Chef," writer-director Anthony Lucero has left much thematically to unpack.
September 17, 2015
As with that hole-in-the-wall restaurant that puts a personal twist on old classics, "Sushi" is locally made and sustainable, and feels good going down.