Jiro Dreams of Sushi

2012

Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Critics 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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Total Count: 93

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User Ratings: 29,963
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Movie Info

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) Magnolia

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Cast

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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Audience Reviews for Jiro Dreams of Sushi

  • Dec 02, 2018
    Even for those who are not into sushi, it can only be an enormous pleasure to listen to this 85-year-old sushi master (and the people around him) talk about his perfectionism and love for what he does, as well as the man's relationship with his eldest son who is supposed to succeed him.
    Carlos M Super Reviewer
  • Oct 03, 2015
    Jiro Dreams of Sushi is, of course, about more than Jiro and sushi. It is about work, dedication, mastery, family, and (changing) Japan. There is much one can get out of this simple little film. However, as others have stated, the material feels stretched out (more appropriate for a one-hour special). Jiro tells of many things but does not really tell a story. That said, I would recommend it to the hard workers out there that could use a bit of inspiration and a sense that dedication does pay off.
    Robert B Super Reviewer
  • Mar 22, 2015
    If you like sushi, this is going to be up your alley. Guaranteed to make you want some sushi!
    Flutie A Super Reviewer
  • Jan 18, 2013
    Jiro Dreams of Sushi is an inspiring and lovely documentary on the determination of Jiro, the greatest sushi chef. A not so traditional Japanese, who has the typical work ethic but not ideologies. An intriguing and humorous character, who at 85 still has a need to work. The camera work was stunning, the score was perfect, and the dishes looked unbelievable. I had an instant craving to fly to Tokyo and eat that sushi. It shows the true craft and search for absolute perfection. It's amazing to see a group of people so determined to the lifestyle, that they sacrificed there lives for it. Undoubtably the greatest looking documentary I've seen.
    Daniel D Super Reviewer

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