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.
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.
Gelb apparently understood that his subject was itself so taking that he wouldn't need filmic embellishments to keep his viewers alert.
Obsessive, we were saying? Oh my, yes, and that's what makes the film so compelling.
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.
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