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
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  1. Reviewed by: Joel Arnold
    Aug 6, 2012
    65
    The Global Catch may be one-sided in its argument, but it's a persuasive one - and the next time you eat sushi, you may think twice about ordering bluefin.
  2. Reviewed by: John Anderson
    Aug 5, 2012
    70
    Sushi: The Global Catch offers an intriguing mix of history, process and state-of-the-fish reports, advocating a reversal of the world's assault on bluefin tuna fisheries and a short course on the alternatives.
  3. Reviewed by: John DeFore
    Aug 5, 2012
    70
    A solid primer that augments exposition with a powerful sensual streak, Mark Hall's Sushi: The Global Catch aims to be a comprehensive look at the raw-fish phenomenon.
  4. Reviewed by: Eric Kohn
    Aug 2, 2012
    75
    Any bona fide sushi fan stands to benefit from the general wake up call that "The Global Catch" provides in ample doses.
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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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