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Ip Man Reviews

October 28, 2010
A period piece filmed on obvious but eye-pleasing studio sets with wall-to-wall kung fu and a simplistic, philosophical message.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 1, 2010
Wilson Yip has crafted a gripping, rousing, beautifully structured yarn, built around a calm but charismatic star performance by Donnie Yen and magnificent action sequences choreographed by the legendary Sammo Hung.
October 1, 2010
The fanboys and girls won't notice such failings amid the displays of wing chun kung fu--the extras and body doubles do some truly impressive acrobatics--and those with a taste for big historical tearjerkers will be happy as well.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 1, 2010
If you're looking for great action scenes, you've found them. But if you desire more than eye candy, such as character and plot development and historical accuracy, you'll have to look elsewhere.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 30, 2010
As an exaggerated, myth-making martial-arts movie, Ip Man is often thrilling.
Read More | Original Score: B
September 29, 2010
Yen's handful of duels do delight; it's everything surrounding them that feels tired and trite.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 28, 2010
Legend trumps fact in Ip Man, a kickass fictionalized biopic of the titular grandmaster of Wing Chun martial arts and mentor to Bruce Lee.
October 4, 2009
Yip's film benefits from crisp cinematography and an engaging 'Seven Samurai'-style storyline, but it's Sammo Hung's superbly choreographed kick-ass fight scenes that dazzle.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5