• Glassfarfar

    ★★★★½ Watched by Glassfarfar 22 Jan, 2015

    I want to have sushi, and i don't even like sushi.


  • Luke Evans

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Luke Evans 18 Jan, 2015

    Still my favorite documentary, still do not recommend watching on an empty stomach.


  • Bob Rutiger

    ★★★½ Watched by Bob Rutiger 13 Jan, 2015

    Jiro is quite the inspirational character. He makes excellent sushi, but I feel like that's beside the point. The food gets a mighty bright spotlight, but it's the man's dedication and unbeatable drive that make this documentary really worth watching.

    I don't eat sushi. I mean I've had it a few times in the past, but it's not a regular thing that I love to eat. I know it's an acquired taste, but I've never really been able to wrap…


  • Jeff

    ★★★★½ Added by Jeff

    It will make you appreciate the process behind making the world's best sushi and suddenly turn you into a critic of those cheap sushi joints that pop up in your city time to time. Jiro Dreams of Sushi is slow paced and methodical for the average attention deficient viewer, but it is done in the same way Jiro's sushi is created.


  • ChadS101

    ★★★ Watched by ChadS101 12 Jan, 2015

    I am agnostic when it comes to sushi. I like it, but I don't t crave it. I will choose a steak over sushi everyday of the week and twice on Sunday. Unlike my feelings towards sushi, I have a firm opinion about this documentary and it is thumbs up. Nothing spectacular just a good solid documentary about a passionate driven man who knows his sushi.


  • Jakob

    ★★★★½ Watched by Jakob 12 Jan, 2015

    Poor Yoshikazu.


  • Geoff Balasi

    ★★★★★ Watched by Geoff Balasi 05 Jan, 2015

    A documentary so interesting and informative its amazing it took me this long to get around to watching it. Featuring the most amazing craftsmanship, struggle and pursuit of perfection I've ever witnessed. A fascinating look at a culture, a man and his life. Really makes you think about how to live your life, what's important, and the meaning of fulfillment.


  • last_kokoro

    ★★★★★ Watched by last_kokoro 28 Feb, 2014

    Maravilloso documental que nos demuestra la tenacidad de los japoneses cuando se "enamoran" por algo y encaminan toda su vida a ser los mejores por esa pasión.


  • subtexts

    ★★★★ Watched by subtexts 01 Jan, 2015

    "Once you decide on your occupation. . .you must immerse yourself in your work. You have to fall in love with your work. Never complain about your job. You must dedicate your life to mastering your skill. That's the secret of success. . .and is the key to being regarded honorably."

    2015 goals, inspired by Jiro Ono:
    1) decide on my occupation (choosing my craft/trade)
    2) fall in love with that work & never complain about it
    3) do the same thing every day, improving bit by bit

    Heard thru BLee and Barb
    Watched on Netflix @ home


  • eevade

    ★★★★½ Watched by eevade 05 Jan, 2015

    Not only food porn, but an exploration of an interesting man, and of japanese culture as well. The narrative is well structured, making also the less interesting parts compelling.

    Plus: food porn, great character, structure and pacing
    Minus: it makes you hungry


  • Dave Imboden

    ★★★★½ Watched by Dave Imboden 04 Jan, 2015

    A rare film that is both delightful and deeply sad. Not sad in a maudlin way, but a more profound one. Jiro's single-minded obsession is both inspiring and frustrating--his sushi is art, but he continues day after day to chase an ideal of perfection that is clearly unattainable. That he pushes his two sons toward the same career path might seem disappointing considering Jiro tells of a rough childhood and admits to being a distant father, but the younger men…


  • jroberts548

    ★★★½ Watched by jroberts548 05 Jan, 2015

    Cons: Fairly conventional direction (lots of talking heads, voice-overs, etc.); there might be a lack of objectivty (i.e., sometimes this feels like a long commercial).

    Pros: Beautiful food photography, an interesting look at a man with a very serious work ethic and commitment to his craft.