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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    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

  • 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

  • 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

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