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Ip Man Reviews

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December 15, 2015
Simplistic martial arts movie, by sticking to the action sequences and not relaying on unnecessary gimmicks, it makes for a great watch. The dignified characteristic of IP Man adds to the charms although it's oblivious that's it's a made up tale and not a biopic as the movie tries to portray.
December 12, 2015
This movie is about the life of Grandmaster of Wing Chun, Yip Man, of taught the famous martial arts star, Bruce Lee
December 4, 2015
Ip Man has a jarring tonal shift, inconsistent structure and pacing and it could have been even better overall, but it is still quite a good film with fantastic action sequences that are so thrilling to watch and impeccably crafted, solid character development, good acting and it is a satisfying flick both as a historical biopic and as martial arts action.
½ November 13, 2015
This is a story about Bruce Lee's master and this film is masterly. Unlike the recent Chinese films this film has believable action scenes and good acting mixed with good drama.
Super Reviewer
½ November 12, 2015
Martial arts master does not want to fight. Does NOT want to fight. DOES NOT. Okay. OK. Fight.
Kick ass all over the place.
What could be better in a martial arts film? Love it.
November 3, 2015
Great fun. Fairly loose with the facts of the legendary master who trained Bruce Lee. The fight choreography is stunning
October 23, 2015
El Kung Fu en está película haría a Ip man orgulloso. Buena trama también!!
October 3, 2015
I give it a begrudging 5/5 -- I think a low 4.75 is more appropriate. This series insinuates that it's a little more biopic than it actually is, but it's a great action picture - the kind that seemed to be retired with the timeless epic Fearless which was Jet Li's chosen final martial arts picture.

With Jet Li retired, even though Donnie Yen has been making movies nearly as long as Jet and they battled each other as far back as 1992, Donnie assures his rightful place as this generation's kung fu hero in Jet's absence.
September 23, 2015
Solid emotional story and incredible fight scenes.
September 12, 2015
picamente fabulosa.
September 7, 2015
great martial arts & quality story
August 17, 2015
Solid martial arts film that is only held back due to the lack of a formidable villain. Donnie Yen is at his leading man best, portraying Ip Man as a family man too prideful to ask for help while getting to display is brilliant martial arts skills. The rest of the cast is solid for the most part, particularly Hiroyuki Ikeuchi as the ruthless Gen. Miura, who first appears a sadist but has geniune respect for Ip Man's skills. Behind the camera, Wilson Yip directs some excellent martial arts sequences, showing off the Wing Chun style while giving the film some gravitas by setting it in 1930's China when it was occupied by Japan. The main flaw is the lack of a villain that can challenge Ip Man, as every fight is so one-sided there is no drama. Overall, a fun martial arts movie but not quite a dramatic one.
August 13, 2015
A good example of what Western viewers really like, despite the fact that this is an average and predictable film and distorts a lot of history to make itself so simple. It makes the bad guys and good guys distinctly opposites then creates a simple "every man" hero who overcomes incredible odds to defeat them. Even with very average acting, the audience rated this much too high compared to much more complete and unique films of the genre.
½ August 2, 2015
I'm not a huge fan of kung-fu movies but this is a very entertaining film. We are led to believe that it is a true story of a man who ran the martial arts school that trained Bruce Lee. When the Japanese invade, the general recruited chinese fighters to take on his own and, of course, Ip man has scores to settle so he volunteers. The Kung-fu is pretty good and doesn't creep into the modern trend of fantasy where the fighters can walk on the ceilings an all that.
½ July 29, 2015
Beats 10 black belts!! Must i say more, its must watch!
½ July 9, 2015
The best martial arts movie I've seen since "Kung Fu Hustle" and "The Raid." Donnie Yen has to be one of the greatest movie action stars our our time. Its a shame most Americans don't even know who he is.
½ July 5, 2015
Was gud movi3. I luvd de fites. And good plot.
June 9, 2015
excellent,entertaining & a lot of philosophy can found.
June 8, 2015
Esta semi-biografia do mestre de Bruce Lee traz uma lufada de ar fresco no gnero dos filmes de artes marciais. So descartados os golpes voadores de fantasia em favor de combate mais realista com os ps bem mais assentes na terra, com uma brilhante coreografia de combate elevada de forma espantosa por Donnie Yen que transforma "Ip Man" num filme oriental bastante acessvel ao publico em geral devido tambm a uma boa carga emocional e dramtica.
½ May 25, 2015
The movie lost my interest half way through unfortunately. 2.5/5
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