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PG| 1 hr. 21 min.

Plot Summary
Revered sushi chef Jiro Ono strives for perfection in his work, while his eldest son, Yoshikazu, has trouble living up to his father's legacy.

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Director: David Gelb

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2011)

Release Date: March 9th, 2012|1 hr. 21 min.

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fan reviews ( 2 )
  • The image that finally lingers is one shown repeatedly: a close-up of fingers gently pressing a piece of fish onto a handheld oblong of rice, painting it with a single brushing of sauce and laying it on a plate, after which the preparer steps back. We're left to contemplate the pristine creation and envy Jiro's lucky customers. show more

  • One of the film's best moments of deliciousness comes with the revelation that Yoshikazu, rather than his father, made the sushi that won the Michelin inspectors over; so much for working humbly in the old man's shadow. show more

  • David Gelb's thoughtful and wonderful documentary, Jiro Dreams of Sushi, explores the dedication of this humble, bespectacled man, and the Zen-like focus he has for his work - or, as many would claim, for his art. show more

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  • September 10, 2012 theteachick
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    What an amazing man. Because of this movie, my husband and I are planning to dine at his restaurant and his son\'s restaurant next year. We can\'t wait!

  • September 01, 2012 zg00000000074322
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    Jiro is a brilliant sushi genious and I want more than ever to visit his restaurant. What a riveting documentary about a life of hard work, dedication, persistence, and, more than anything else, passion. Jiro\'s years of work and attention to detail along with a well-trained staff make his ********* world\'s best.

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