• Mintype

    ★★★★ Added by Mintype

    Intriguing documentary on one man's dedication towards perfecting his craft. Amazing sushi presentation.


  • CakeBoss

    ★★★ Watched by CakeBoss 13 Apr, 2014

    Jiro is kind of an asshole. Damn if his sushi doesn't look FAN-tastic though.


  • cineedo

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  • Dirk van Eck

    ★★★ Watched by Dirk van Eck 09 Apr, 2014


    To see such mastery in skill is always very special, so to see Jiro and his passion for Sushi whilst striving for perfection is quite something. The fact that it was shot beautifully adds up to this experience, but I still think that some elements became repetitive, even though others remained underexposed a little. A nice, little and short documentary, which does, indeed, make you want to eat sushi (and I don’t even like fish that much).


  • andyc

    ★★★ Watched by andyc 06 Apr, 2014

    A beautiful documentary celebrating the passion and dedication of master sushi chef, Jiro Ono. Curiously, however, it merely scratches the surface of the numerous sacrifices Jiro undoubtedly suffered to attain such an impossible status. Although much attention is given to his heir and eldest son, Yoshikazu, even his capacity feels a little lost amongst the Jiro worship. But if there's one thing I learned from Dreams of Sushi, hard work and a love for your craft eventually pays off. Sounds kitschy, maybe, but Jiro has earned every bit of praise heaped upon him through such wisdom.


  • wilchea

    ★★★★★ Added by wilchea

    Fantastic documentary. I like, not LOVE sushi, so it was fascinating to hear some of the secrets and the mastery, but mostly it was about achieving greatness and how that make it hard for the next generation to shine on their own.


  • Shomanjo

    ★★★★★ Watched by Shomanjo 22 Mar, 2014

    Jiro, you wonderful, wonderful human being

    How many "perfectionist" documentaries are there in the world? 50? a hundred? a thousand? One million? Now how many can actually match the dedication and love that Jiro puts in everyday into his sushi.

    Throughout the entire documentary, you can see Jiro working nonstop to perfect his art, and pass along his teachings to his sons and apprentices, as well as show how he does what he does. And you can see how dedicated…


  • Tim Ehrens

    ★★★★ Watched by Tim Ehrens 21 Mar, 2014

    Jiro is the kind of man anyone should aspire to be in terms of life choices and work ethic.

    He is a master sushi chef, still working after 75 years in the business at age 85. He refuses to retire but instead act as teacher to the younger generation, namely his two sons and the apprentices that populate the staff at his legendary sushi mecca in Tokyo. People book reservations months in advance and shell out a lot of money…


  • Travis Lytle

    ★★★ Watched by Travis Lytle 20 Mar, 2014

    Work ethic, commitment, and attention to detail are just some of the driving factors for Jiro, a renowned sushi chef whose life and work are explored in the documentary, "Jiro Dreams of Sushi." The film is simple and unencumbered by flashiness, much like its subject; but it is an enjoyable testament to a man who has been working at his craft for 75 years.

    The documentary crisply and deliberately observes Jiro, his sons, his admirers, and his vendors as the…


  • Isaac Hutcheson-Tipton

    ★★★★ Watched by Isaac Hutcheson-Tipton 20 Mar, 2014

    None of the reviews I read mentioned how musical this documentary is. Besides making a direct analogy between a course at Jiro's and a concerto, the musical choices are very appropriate and elevate the experience that much more. The placement of Philip Glass's second piano etude to accompany an anecdote of accomplishment by one of Jiro's apprentices was perfect.


  • Owen Symes

    ★★★★★ Watched by Owen Symes 18 Mar, 2014

    I'm amazed. Just a beautiful documentary.


  • Emmett Foss

    ★★★★ Watched by Emmett Foss 16 Mar, 2014

    All I could think about was how gross everyone's hands must have been.