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  • Summary: Sushi, a cuisine formerly found only in Japan, has grown exponentially in other nations, and an industry has been created to support it. In a rush to please a hungry public, the expensive delicacy has become common and affordable, appearing in restaurants, supermarkets and even fast food trailers. The traditions requiring 7 years of apprenticeship in Japan have given way to quick training and mass-manufactured solutions elsewhere. This hunger for sushi has led to the depletion of apex predators in the ocean, including bluefin tuna, to such a degree that it has the potential to upset the ecological balance of the world’s oceans, leading to a collapse of all fish species. (Kino Lorber) Collapse
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Reviewed by: Chuck Bowen
    Jul 31, 2012
    38
    The documentary is ultimately a dry endeavor that feels closer in spirit to an Afterschool Special than a full-blooded movie.

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