Ip Man 3 Reviews

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April 9, 2019
Unfortunately this narrative competes with perfunctory plotlines that make for an unfocused film.
September 16, 2017
Director Wilson Yip, who helmed the first two installments in this series, employs an understated approach to the fight sequences that achieves a welcome degree of realism, which sadly is lacking in the dramatic moments.
December 12, 2016
An uneven mix of fancy fist-work and run-of-the-mill plotting.
December 8, 2016
Anyone with the most glancing interest in action movies, especially martial arts movies, has really no choice but to see it.
August 16, 2016
[Yen's] performance is glorious, the actor embodying this martial arts legend with grace, dignity, passion and charisma to burn.
June 26, 2016
... a handsome production and busy film with plenty of activity around a simple plot that stitches together familiar martial arts movie clichs.
May 5, 2016
'Why am I crying at the awesomeness of this fight?' Because it's art. Martial arts produce the same response as that 'Marriage of Figaro' aria in 'The Shawshank Redemption.'
May 5, 2016
This swinging between extreme silliness and the poker-faced hero worship of Ip Man the character makes this more an exercise in pastiche than a movie.
April 2, 2016
A respectable action drama that doesn't try to replicate the pleasure of its predecessors, instead admirably turning to contemplate Ip's priorities in life.
February 19, 2016
It's kind of a shame that this series feels so determined to stick to the facts of real-life kung fu grandmaster Ip Man (Donnie Yen), because it's a lot more fun when it's a good old-fashioned martial-arts free-for-all.
February 18, 2016
It's inevitable that everyone will Wing Chun tonight, and when they do, you actually give a damn what they're fighting for.
February 12, 2016
Pretty much the same plot as The Trial of Billy Jack, but we'll allow it-if Ip Man 4 turns out to be an indirect remake of Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, then the jig is up.
February 8, 2016
Tyson is onscreen for only a few minutes, but that's long enough for a fists-vs.-feet battle with the title character that recalls, in its celebrity sports gimmickry, Bruce Lee's bout with basketball star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in 'Game of Death.'
January 29, 2016
Less offensively nationalistic than the second installment but falling short of the glowing humanity, genial Cantonese humor and visual flair of the first, the pic is somewhat tarnished by its pedestrian plot and limp characterization.
January 28, 2016
Yen is appealing, the story moves right along, and the martial arts sequences are (to my untrained eye) impressive. In short, a good enough conclusion to the Ip Man saga.
January 23, 2016
By far, this is the weakest tale of the three Ip Man movies, but the action sequences more than begin to make up for that.
January 22, 2016
Though it may not feel as profound as the first two entries, Ip Man 3 is ultimately more watchable and more purely entertaining.
January 22, 2016
Built around cheerfully broad emotional deck-stacking, regularly-spaced fight scenes, and charismatic actors, Ip Man 3 delivers its punches with confidence.
January 22, 2016
Genre fans won't be disappointed, but "Ip Man 3" won't have much crossover appeal.
January 22, 2016
"Ip Man 3" is pretty much what you'd expect, but there's something extra special about an action movie that ends not on a moment of triumph but one of introspection.
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