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Ip Man 2: Legend of the Grandmaster Reviews

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
March 17, 2011
One of the highest-grossing films in Hong Kong history, but it doesn't add much to the crowded history of martial-arts movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
January 28, 2011
"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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
January 27, 2011
Director Wilson Yip keeps the movie moving as fast as the whiplash action.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
January 27, 2011
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Ted Fry
Seattle Times
January 27, 2011
"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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Nick Schager
Village Voice
January 25, 2011
A redundant if nonetheless occasionally thrilling follow-up bolstered by star Donnie Yen's precision combat skills.
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Maggie Lee
Hollywood Reporter
January 13, 2011
A smashing martial arts extravaganza dented by crude nationalism.