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Jiro Dreams of Sushi

HD   PG Closed Captioning

David Gelb

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About the Movie

JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI is the story of 85-year-old Jiro Ono, considered by many to be the world’s greatest sushi chef. He is the proprietor of Sukiyabashi Jiro, a 10-seat, sushi-only restaurant inauspiciously located in a Tokyo subway station. Despite its humble appearances, it is the first restaurant of its kind to be awarded a prestigious three-star Michelin Guide rating, and sushi lovers from around the globe make repeated pilgrimage, calling months in advance and shelling out top dollar for a coveted seat at Jiro’s sushi bar.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 89
  • Fresh: 88
  • Rotten: 1
  • Average Rating: 7.8/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: It's torture to watch Jiro Dreams of Sushi -- if you are on an empty stomach. – Maggie Lee, Hollywood Reporter, Jan 7, 2013

Fresh: I really wish Tokyo were closer. – Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune, Apr 5, 2012

Fresh: Would you be willing to massage an octopus for 45 minutes, until its flesh possesses just the right amount of chewability? Jiro is. – Ty Burr, Boston Globe, Apr 5, 2012

Fresh: As exhausting as Jiro may be, he's also inspiring. – John Anderson, Newsday, Apr 6, 2012

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Customer Reviews


Very traditional parent thinking, but yet so
Much hard work and passion towards what he loves to do in life

Disappointing and repetitive

Completely agree with the DukeOfDank. This movie was disappointing and repetitive. The title is Jiro dreams of Sushi - why weren't we told what he dreams of? He mentioned how he would like his sense of smell and taste to be as sensitive as a famous French cook's, but there was no insight into what he smelled or tasted. Various people testified to his originality but we didn't hear or see how he was original. We heard again and again about his insistence on perfection and dedication to the craft, but there was very little on the actual food and what his sensibilities as a cook are. Definitely not worth the 3.99 (which is ridiculously overpriced anyway, regardless of quality).

More about life than sushi

I really enjoyed this movie. It was inspiring and caused me to reevaluate the way I view my own professional life.

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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Released: 2012

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