Jiro Dreams Of Sushi
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StorylineJiro 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 3 star Michelin review, 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.At the heart of this story is Jiro's relationship with his eldest son Yoshikazu, the worthy heir to Jiro's legacy, who is unable to live up to his full potential in his father's shadow. -- (C) Magnolia
- “The exquisite nigiri slices gleam with freshness, and you do learn about the component parts to the perfect serving of sea eel or gizzard shad.” – Trevor Johnston, Time Out
- “It’s torture to watch Jiro Dreams of Sushi — if you are on an empty stomach.” – Maggie Lee, Hollywood Reporter
- “By the time this graceful film is over you understand why Japan has declared the bald, bespectacled Jiro a national treasure. Even if you’ve never tasted sushi, the man’s singleness of purpose will inspire you.” – Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
- “Gelb apparently understood that his subject was itself so taking that he wouldn’t need filmic embellishments to keep his viewers alert.” – Stanley Kauffmann, The New Republic
- “Obsessive, we were saying? Oh my, yes, and that’s what makes the film so compelling.” – Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic
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