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Jiro Dreams of Sushi Review

  • Release Date: Mar 09, 2012
  • Rated: Brief Smoking and Mild Thematic Elements
  • Runtime: 1 hr. 21 min.
  • Genres: Art House/Foreign, Documentary

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 4.0
    77

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally favorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 70

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter

    It's torture to watch Jiro Dreams of Sushi - if you are on an empty stomach. David Gelb's documentary on Jiro Ono, the 85-year-old sushi chef whose Tokyo restaurant received three Michelin stars is a paean to perfectionism and crafty bit of food porn.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    One of the film's best moments of deliciousness comes with the revelation that Yoshikazu, rather than his father, made the sushi that won the Michelin inspectors over; so much for working humbly in the old man's shadow.

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  • 83

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    Director David Gelb pulls back the curtain on the kitchen rituals of sushi, inviting us to experience the savory-smooth sensation of ''umami,'' roughly translated as ''Ahhh!''

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  • 88

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Michael Phillips

    We meet a variety of interdependent characters, from tuna vendors to rice experts, all in thrall to Jiro and his sons. I really wish Tokyo were closer.

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