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Jiro Dreams of Sushi Reviews

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Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
May 3, 2015
A film about the pursuit of perfection. And the cost.
Chris Chang
Film Comment Magazine
June 17, 2013
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.
Matt Kelemen
Las Vegas CityLife
April 21, 2013
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 | Original Score: 5/5
Renee Schonfeld
Common Sense Media
March 22, 2013
Subtitled docu about sushi chef inspires and enlightens.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

February 4, 2013
You may not dream of sushi, but don't watch this on an empty stomach.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Rich Cline
January 15, 2013
Taking a minimalistic approach that matches his subject matter, documentary filmmaker Gelb delves into one of the most acclaimed kitchens in the world: the tiny Tokyo sushi bar run by 85-year-old Jiro Ono, the oldest chef to earn three Michelin stars.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Philip French
Observer (UK)
January 13, 2013
I left the cinema wanting to meet the man and eat his food.
Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard
January 11, 2013
David Gelb's affectionate documentary ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Liz Haycroft
Little White Lies
January 10, 2013
A beautiful ode to an artisan and his culture.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Henry Barnes
January 10, 2013
Jiro Ono's exacting standards have earned him three Michelin stars, but it's his taciturn nature that spices and sours this documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Antonia Quirke
Financial Times
January 10, 2013
The themes of age and appalling loss give the film a freakishly affecting lyricism.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph (UK)
January 10, 2013
Jiro Dreams of Sushi sets a drool-flecked new standard in food porn, and makes the moanings and gruntings of Nigella Lawson look softcore by comparison.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Trevor Johnston
Time Out
January 8, 2013
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 | Original Score: 3/5
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Maggie Lee
Hollywood Reporter
January 7, 2013
It's torture to watch Jiro Dreams of Sushi -- if you are on an empty stomach.
Perry Seibert
TV Guide
January 7, 2013
The end result isn't just one of the best films of 2012, documentary or fiction, but a movie worthy of Jiro himself.
Simon Crook
Empire Magazine
January 7, 2013
Treating his seafood substantially better than Oldboy, Jiro is a miracle of perfectionism married to expertise. The same can said for Gelb's loving documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
December 17, 2012
It does not try to make any broad claims about it subject beyond simply observing, this is what he does, this is why it matters, and this is his legacy.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Ann Lee
Total Film
December 17, 2012
It's a simple tale, but one to savour.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
December 4, 2012
I never cared for sushi, but I have to admit that seeing the documentary film, 'Jiro Dreams of Sushi' makes me want to try the incomparable and expensive sushi at Jiro's place.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
November 26, 2012
The no-nonsense documentary about a compulsive sushi chef wet my appetite even though I never liked sushi.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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