Sushi: The Global Catch

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57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
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  1. Reviewed by: Rachel Saltz
    Aug 2, 2012
    60
    As storytelling, "The Global Catch" often falls short. It has too much to cover to be comprehensive and can seem a bit random. As a consciousness raiser, the film fares much better.
  2. Reviewed by: Andrew O'Hehir
    Aug 2, 2012
    60
    Unlike most issue-oriented documentaries about the abundant idiocy of the human species and the imminent demise of our planet, Mark S. Hall's Sushi: The Global Catch offers foodies and sushi buffs a refreshing palate-cleanser before the parade of experts and the dire news reports.
  3. Reviewed by: Michael Nordine
    Jul 31, 2012
    60
    This kaleidoscopic meticulousness proves comprehensive without ever feeling tedious, an especially impressive feat considering how quickly it becomes message-oriented.
  4. Reviewed by: Scott Tobias
    Aug 1, 2012
    50
    The documentary Sushi: The Global Catch tries to be two things at once: an international survey of the way sushi is marketed, prepared, and consumed, and an argument for sustainability, particularly with regard to the bluefin tuna population. These threads are related, but one nonetheless takes away from the other.
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  1. Oct 5, 2014
    2
    First 30 Minutes are great. A fascinating background of the global fish trade is provided with plenty of insight, complete with industryFirst 30 Minutes are great. A fascinating background of the global fish trade is provided with plenty of insight, complete with industry experts at all levels. Then, the movie sharply and suddenly turns into an hour-long environmentalist propaganda campaign. The organization Greenpeace is painted in a glowy light, with disregard for their illegal activities. A lot of unqualified statements are made about the fishing industry and the movie concludes with an advertisement for a "sustainable" sushi restaurant in Southern California.

    I felt a bit insulted after finishing this film.

    If you would like a guilt-free documentary that provides insight into the history, art, and practice of creating sushi, check out Jiro Dreams of Sushi, currently available on Netflix.
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