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  • 70
    John DeFore The Hollywood Reporter

    A solid primer that augments exposition with a powerful sensual streak, Mark Hall's Sushi: The Global Catch aims to be a comprehensive look at the raw-fish phenomenon. show more

  • 65

    The Global Catch may be one-sided in its argument, but it's a persuasive one - and the next time you eat sushi, you may think twice about ordering bluefin. show more

  • 38
    Chuck Bowen Slant Magazine

    The documentary is ultimately a dry endeavor that feels closer in spirit to an Afterschool Special than a full-blooded movie. show more

  • 75
    Eric Kohn indieWIRE

    Any bona fide sushi fan stands to benefit from the general wake up call that "The Global Catch" provides in ample doses. show more

  • 70

    Sushi: The Global Catch offers an intriguing mix of history, process and state-of-the-fish reports, advocating a reversal of the world's assault on bluefin tuna fisheries and a short course on the alternatives. show more

  • 60
    Andrew O'Hehir

    Unlike most issue-oriented documentaries about the abundant idiocy of the human species and the imminent demise of our planet, Mark S. Hall's Sushi: The Global Catch offers foodies and sushi buffs a refreshing palate-cleanser before the parade of experts and the dire news reports. show more

  • 60
    Village Voice

    This kaleidoscopic meticulousness proves comprehensive without ever feeling tedious, an especially impressive feat considering how quickly it becomes message-oriented. show more

  • 60
    Rachel Saltz The New York Times

    As storytelling, "The Global Catch" often falls short. It has too much to cover to be comprehensive and can seem a bit random. As a consciousness raiser, the film fares much better. show more

  • 50
    Scott Tobias The A.V. Club

    The documentary Sushi: The Global Catch tries to be two things at once: an international survey of the way sushi is marketed, prepared, and consumed, and an argument for sustainability, particularly with regard to the bluefin tuna population. These threads are related, but one nonetheless takes away from the other. show more

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