• ArchibaldTuttle

    ★★★½ Watched by ArchibaldTuttle 29 Jul, 2015

    The subject is very interesting but the documentary struggles to fill its running time. The film makes its main points in the first half hour: Jiro makes great sushi, he is a perfectionist, his apprentices work hard, his sons are trying to take on his mantle, it's hard to find good fish these days. The film repeats these basic points over and over. There's some great footage of sushi-making in places but a lot of filler.

    Also, the music is…


  • Nathan

    ★★★½ Watched by Nathan 28 Jul, 2015

    the tuna auction won me over


  • Amy G

    ★★★½ Added by Amy G

    A lesson in self-improvement.


  • dave4pepsi

    ★★★½ Watched by dave4pepsi 15 Feb, 2015

    Fun watching a true master perform his craft.



    ★★★ Watched by THE_FUTURIST 22 Jul, 2015

    The zen master of palming fish and rice into an edible sculpture. Documentary of a really cold fish personality-wise 85 year old proprietor of a 10 seat sushi restaurant that charges a lot for the exclusive pleasure of watching someone make your food in front of you and then watches you eat it with a dead stare. Lovely. Very standard documentary profiling Jiro and his family and his history and how they shop for seafood. But it just left this viewer hungry in more ways than one.


  • Tiagna

    ★★★★★ Added by Tiagna

    Even though this is an entirely person-based documentary, it does not suffer from the usual errors of perception. The simple, charming nature of both camera perspective and story-telling help communicate how real and actual the people mentioned are. This is not American infotainment as it would run on the History Channel, it is an entirely different breed of documentary.


  • cyuanyou

    ★★★★★ Added by cyuanyou



  • Alex

    ★★★ Watched by Alex 21 Jul, 2015

    You can't help but to admire Jiro's dedication and love for his craft; but this documentary also deliberately chooses to show where this passion is undermined.

    He's stern to his family, intimidating to customers and his life away from work seems non-existent. Clips from his old classmates show that he used to be a school bully in his past. It's not easy to excel in your career whilst simultaneously excel as a person.

    After watching this film, I'm calm, inspired and also very hungry.


  • mfulton

    ★★★½ Added by mfulton



  • MrBugg

    ★★ Added by MrBugg

    Muy aburrido documental de un master de sushi(casi me quedo dormido)...
    Hagan un documental de una historia mas interesante.


  • alex

    ★★★ Watched by alex 06 Jul, 2015

    enjoyable documentary about sushi, work ethic and legacy. jiro is compelling and humble.


  • LastHazza

    ★★★ Watched by LastHazza 06 Jul, 2015

    Not a sushi fan, but this movie did make me feel crazy hungry.