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Jiro Dreams of Sushi Reviews

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Top Critic
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
April 19, 2012
Obsessive, we were saying? Oh my, yes, and that's what makes the film so compelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
April 19, 2012
As simple and elegant as Jiro's preparations, "Sushi" alternates between the master musing on his cooking philosophy (good food, he says, makes him feel "victorious") and footage of the three chefs at work in their minuscule kitchen.
| Original Score: 3/4
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
April 15, 2012
You don't have to like sushi to appreciate a master
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Evan S. Benn
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
April 12, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate
April 11, 2012
Savory documentary, which is especially appetizing for foodies.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
April 10, 2012
Any documentary that can make sushi interesting for 90 minutes clearly does something right.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
April 7, 2012
As a tribute to the art of preparing traditional Japanese cuisine it could hardly be bettered. But it's arguably even more fascinating as a portrait of one man's single-minded devotion to his craft and its effect on the next generation.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
James Verniere
Boston Herald
April 6, 2012
Jiro Ono makes sushi Dreams come true
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Mike Sula
Chicago Reader
April 6, 2012
The most interesting moments, however, belong not to the chef but to those who labor in his shadow.
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John Anderson
Newsday
April 6, 2012
As exhausting as Jiro may be, he's also inspiring.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Brett Michel
Boston Phoenix
April 5, 2012
I can't recall being this hungry exiting a theater.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
April 5, 2012
Would you be willing to massage an octopus for 45 minutes, until its flesh possesses just the right amount of chewability? Jiro is.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
April 5, 2012
I really wish Tokyo were closer.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Matt Pais
RedEye
April 5, 2012
An affectionate introduction to the man and an increased impatience that the technology doesn't yet exist to eat items off of the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
April 5, 2012
As a documentary about world-class sushi, this film is definitive. It runs only 81 minutes, but the subject is finite.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com
April 3, 2012
You don't have to be a sushi connoisseur to appreciate this mouth-watering documentary.
Corey Hall
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
March 30, 2012
The family drama gives Jiro its spine, but it's the kitchen demonstrations that give it soul. This is food porn of the highest caliber.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
March 30, 2012
The movie's great moments come when it admires the finished sushi... Gelb's camera savors it in such a way that we can almost taste it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
March 29, 2012
A case study in the phenomenon of mastery.
| Original Score: 3/4
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
March 24, 2012
Float off to oceanic gastro-neverland with the Yoda-like Jiro.
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