• Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2012)

Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Release Date: March 9th, 2012

DVD Release Date: July 24th, 2012

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.

Cast: Jiro Ono

Director: David Gelb

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Sundial Pictures, Preferred Content

Keywords: House, Quest, Sacrifice, Inspiring, Temptation, Office, Family, 2010s, Intense, Son

Ratings & Reviews

  • 85
    Stephanie ZacharekMovieline

    At its simplest level, Jiro Dreams of Sushi is a portrait of a master. In its deeper layers, it explores what drives us to make things: Beautiful, jewel-like things, or things that delight our palate – or, in this case, both. show more

  • 70
    Mark JenkinsNPR

    The movie's first word is oishi, Japanese for "delicious," and what follows is a treat for sushi veterans. First-timers, however, may wish for a little more context. show more

  • 70
    The Hollywood Reporter

    It's torture to watch Jiro Dreams of Sushi - if you are on an empty stomach. David Gelb's documentary on Jiro Ono, the 85-year-old sushi chef whose Tokyo restaurant received three Michelin stars is a paean to perfectionism and crafty bit of food porn. show more

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