Ip Man 2: Legend of the Grandmaster

2011

Ip Man 2: Legend of the Grandmaster

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International megastar Donnie Yen reprises his iconic role as the real-life kung fu grandmaster Ip Man in this martial arts spectacular. After escaping the Japanese occupation of his hometown of Fo Shan, China, Ip Man and his family have arrived in Hong Kong, which is living under the iron fist of British colonial rule. Ip wants to support his family by opening up a martial arts academy to teach his unique Wing Chun style. But a corrupt cabal of Hong Kong martial arts masters, led by Hung Chun-nam (the legendary Sammo Hung), refuses to allow Ip to teach until he proves himself - and prove himself he does, in an intense series of fights against the masters showcasing a dazzling variety of martial arts styles, culminating in a highly anticipated brawl between Ip and Hung atop a rickety table. But even after gaining the respect of the masters, Ip's troubles are far from over. Hong Kong under British rule is a world of corruption, and when a Western-style boxer named Taylor "Twister" Milos comes to town to entertain the British upper-class, and insults both Chinese martial arts and the native citizens in a horrifically violent way, Ip must step up and fight for the honor of both his kung fu and the Chinese people. Forced by honor to enter a brutal "King of the Ring" boxing match against Twister, it's East versus West in an amazing, knock-down drag-out fight to the finish, the likes of which have never been seen on-screen before. Presented in the original, un-dubbed and uncut, international version that's been breaking box-office records across Asia, Ip Man 2: Legend of the Grandmaster is a throwback to the golden age of Hong Kong martial arts cinema that will delight kung fu fans and newcomers alike. -- (C) Well Go USA and Variance

Cast

Donnie Yen
as Ip Man
Sammo Hung Kam-Bo
as Hung Chun-nam
Louis Fan
as Jin Shanzhao
Lynn Hung
as Cheung Wing-Sing
Darren Shahlavi
as Taylor "The Twister" Milos
Ming Xiao Huang
as Wong Leung
Pierre Ngo
as Leung Kan
To Yue-hong
as Chang Wei-kei
Simon Yam
as Chow Ching-chuen
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Critic Reviews for Ip Man 2: Legend of the Grandmaster

All Critics (28) | Top Critics (6) | Fresh (27) | Rotten (1)

  • "Ip Man 2" has eye candy to spare. But it is lacking in formalities such as character development and plot coherence, and the stereotyped Brits are straight out of central casting.

    January 28, 2011 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Director Wilson Yip keeps the movie moving as fast as the whiplash action.

    January 27, 2011 | Rating: 3.5/5
  • The film's fight choreography is again handled by the legendary Sammo Hung - he also now has a supporting role and incredibly shot his own fight scenes while recuperating from heart surgery - and that alone makes the film worth checking out.

    January 27, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • "Ip Man 2: Legend of the Grand Master" is distinguished by a string of stylishly choreographed martial-arts combat scenes, though barely serviceable in its storytelling.

    January 27, 2011 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

    Ted Fry

    Seattle Times
    Top Critic
  • A redundant if nonetheless occasionally thrilling follow-up bolstered by star Donnie Yen's precision combat skills.

    January 25, 2011 | Full Review…
  • A smashing martial arts extravaganza dented by crude nationalism.

    January 13, 2011 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Ip Man 2: Legend of the Grandmaster

  • May 24, 2016
    A slightly loose script compared to its first installment, but Ip Man 2 makes that up with even more stylish direction and tense action. The film continues its momentum with more dazzling sequences and even ups the ante when you fuse it with the emotional flare and uplifting drama that can be formulaic to 'Rocky'. 4.5/5
    Eugene B Super Reviewer
  • Sep 18, 2015
    Worthy sequel with plenty of top martial arts-ness. The final fight is a standout too.
    Marcus W Super Reviewer
  • Oct 24, 2014
    The second installment was a more serious and depressing chapter of the grandmaster's life. Though I personally find the first one a better film, this is a good sequel especially for those who, like me, adored the life and character of Ip Man.
    Maymay A Super Reviewer
  • Jan 19, 2014
    A bloated, overlong sequel that is more concerned about following the formula of the Rocky movies than having an identity of its own, with all of it making it look like a conventional and very predictable Hollywood product, including a ridiculously caricatural villain.
    Carlos M Super Reviewer

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