Jiro Dreams of Sushi details
|Genres:||Documentary, Special Interest, World Cinema|
|Collections:||March - World Cinema|
Jiro Dreams of Sushi
|Run time:||1 hour 21 minutes|
|Rental release:||04 Mar 2013|
Most helpful review
Not to be missedBy billybbadger (65 reviews) , 20 Mar 2013
[Highly rated reviewer]A subtitled documentary about an old Japanese guy who runs a tiny sushi restaurant? Who'd want to watch that? You'd be daft if you didn't give this a try. One of the best films I've seen in a long long time. The intensity of the dedication of Jiro and his sons to their work is astonishing and yet they still manage to touch you and be able to make you laugh. On a deeper more subtle level it gives the best insight you are ever likely to get into the changes in Japanese culture over most of the last century. Nothing heavy. Just that as you hear more of Jiro's stories about his past that past comes to life in a way that has rarely been accomplished before. This works on so many levels and shouldn't be missed.
- Was this review helpful to you?
- (3) Yes |
- No (0)
I though I discovered a hidden treasureBy a customer , 24 Oct 2013Having read the reviews and the seen the high ratings I raised my hopes that i had discovered a hidden treasure . I was so ready to enjoy it. The result was near disappointment. It's a good story but the way it was told could have been better , I think it is far too long and keeps repeating itself. Shame it a great story , which I wish had been told better,it feels like it;s missing something and falls short to reflect the characters enthusiasm . Simply overrated
More than just fishBy RonM (2 reviews) , 02 Oct 2013A wonderful example of how dedicated many Japanese still are to their art forms, of which making Sushi is one. Is their dedication and work ethic connected to their longevity?
Yo Sushi!By a customer , 20 Aug 2013Must see for sushi-lovers and those who enjoy experiencing cultures and cuisine. Enjoyed this interesting docu-drama about the life of a sushi master. If I win the lottery I am booking my table at this restaurant.
An unmissable filmBy a customer , 30 Jul 2013I had to hunt this one out, and was glad that I did. A really heart warming story about one man's obsession with sushi. A certain amount of sympathy with his son who seems destined never to take over the business until 'dead man's shoes' but truly inspirational none the less
Oishii sou!By Nootlin (133 reviews) from London , 23 May 2013This sumptuously told life story of Jiro and his family will have sushi lovers salivating at the mouth. Jiro is old-school Japanese, a man who has dedicated his life to serving the perfect sushi, and who has tried to pass on his approach to life to his two sons. It is a beautifully shot and perfectly paced documentary that gradually reveals the chef and the pains he goes to, to realize his dreams. In the words of his son: 'Always look ahead and above yourself. Always try to improve on yourself. Always strive to elevate your craft. That's what he taught me.'