• Amberson

    ★★★½ Watched by Amberson 21 Jul, 2014

    A very interesting look at a man whose life is sushi. It's a documentary about tradition, dedication and finding your calling. Very entertaining, and the sushi looks delicious!

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  • oobawa

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by oobawa 20 Jul, 2014

    How much real familial drama is apparent but left unsaid in Jiro Dreams of Sushi, and how much is simply a result of my need to inject some form of chaos into the Ono family's neat, strictly delineated world? The subtext for some minor disputes is obvious--fraternal rivalry, career advancement hemmed in by societal strictures, one's future being determined by a domineering father--but do any of these problems truly plague the sons of Jiro Ono, or torment the man himself?…

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  • PKMG

    ★★★★ Added by PKMG

    うま味

    A pleasant and savory documentary.

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  • Logan Jones

    ★★★½ Watched by Logan Jones 17 Jul, 2014

    I had Searching for Sugar Man in the back of my head as I was watching this, but only because when I tweeted about that film back when I saw it, the person who responded to it told me to watch Jiro Dreams of Sushi. In a way, I wish I hadn't had the former in my mind at the time, because it's an incredible film, and I was expecting the latter to live up to it. It didn't, but…

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  • Wulfsten

    ★★★★ Added by Wulfsten

    Jiro Dreams of Sushi is a compelling and emotional documentary that visits the life of Jiro Ono, an 85-year-old master sushi chef in Tokyo, and his middle-aged sons.

    The film charts a relatively predictable path – initially establishing Jiro’s forbidding legendary status, then probing his personality and past with well-constructed and well-edited interviews that quickly demonstrate Jiro’s sense of humour, foibles, and difficult past, showing that he isn’t simply a stereotypical Japanese automaton.

    Impressively, the film does this while also…

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  • John

    ★★★½ Watched by John 22 Nov, 2012

    Fascinating and beautifully made. It's also pretty emotional, but in a subdued sense. I'm not sure I learned anything about sushi from this movie, but the people it profiles are interesting enough.

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  • reba

    ★★★½ Watched by reba 02 Jul, 2014

    jiro’s face on the poster just makes me want to squeal with joy, he is such an inspiration! it is such a treat to watch because you are so surprised sushi is so artful (and subsequently both in awe of jiro and the other chef’s talent and drooling over the food), and because such a simple story at first seems unworthy of 80 minutes, and then it slowly develops and never really slows down until right at the end. the…

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  • chujus

    ★★★½ Added by chujus

    The documentary that made me love sushi even more than I already did. Food becomes a work of art as much as this film itself. Beautiful.

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  • Paul Gallagher

    ★★★½ Watched by Paul Gallagher 28 Jun, 2014

    Nicely shot, if a bit one-note, but fascinating character study. Would love to try some of that sushi.

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  • Tori

    ★★★★½ Watched by Tori 22 Jun, 2014

    Fantastic documentary. The cinematography was beautiful, as was watching Jiro, his sons, and his apprentices create these delectable works of art. Honestly, my mouth was watering the whole time. It was so inspiring to see how dedicated he is to his craft. The film was like the sushi in it - simple and beautiful.

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  • Guilherme Fernandes

    ★★★★½ Added by Guilherme Fernandes

    Ao observar profundamente o cerne da cultura japonesa á qualidade essencial que extraímos dessa sociedade milenar é a constante busca pela perfeição. De todos os níveis sociais que se analisa a sociedade japonesa se destaca sua organização, educação, respeito, limpeza e uma dedicação ímpar ao conhecimento, sempre se destacando no desenvolvimento e aperfeiçoamento de suas tecnologias. Mas toda essa tecnologia é apenas um fruto colhido por milênios de culto e busca de um povo dedicado a tornar cada ritual diário…

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  • Simon Smith

    ★★★ Watched by Simon Smith 14 Jun, 2014

    Jiro may be a master of sushi making but I found some of his ways of life to be quite sadistic. No holidays, we never see his wife and I wonder if she even knows who he is because as he admits, his children didn't when they were little.
    However, the sushi looked amazing and documentary was very informative and interesting - if anything showing just as much of the strain of then having the torch passed to you by your father. Those sons look stressed!
    Drinking Game: Each sushi served up
    Bottom Line: Yummy and simple

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