Ip Man 3 Reviews

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January 22, 2016
Ip Man 3's best scene has nothing to do with martial arts.
January 22, 2016
The plot of the film is pretty silly, but it functions largely as a fight-delivery system, and on that level it's relatively successful.
January 22, 2016
Early in "Ip Man 3," Yip is visited by a young Bruce Lee, and Yip decides he's not ready for training. But if it led to an "Ip Man 4," who'd complain?
January 22, 2016
The only real spark in the film is provided by Yen's costar Zhang Jin as Cheung Tin-chi, an upstart devotee of the wing chun school intent on knocking Ip off his hallowed throne atop Hong Kong's martial-arts pantheon.
January 21, 2016
Yen sends the franchise out on a high note by taking the legendary fighter through his most personal challenge.
January 21, 2016
Despite Mr. Yen's impressive physical virtuosity, his stoic, often humorless presence tends to neutralize the emotional temperature.
January 21, 2016
"Ip Man 3," set in Hong Kong circa 1959, combines the customary, inventively choreographed action with an unexpected emotional depth, proving as hard to resist as its entertaining predecessors.
January 21, 2016
There have been all kinds of Ip Man movies. "The Grandmaster," which played in Seattle in 2013, has exquisitely lovely visuals. "Ip Man 3" has Mike Tyson.
January 21, 2016
[It's for] surface appeal that one can safely turn to these Ip Man movies-and to The Grandmaster for the deeper story of the martial arts legend.
January 21, 2016
Surely if you've come this far, this conclusion (for now!) is one to savour.
January 21, 2016
Acting is of the overdone variety and the dialogue is lousy, making Yen's restrained and quietly powerful performance stand out. Speak softly and pack a one-inch punch.
January 21, 2016
Doesn't quite rise to the dizzying heights of the first two films, but then again, this will almost certainly be your only chance to see Mike Tyson go up against Donnie Yen.
January 21, 2016
Be open to the film's emotion. It packs a bigger punch than anything else here.
January 21, 2016
Yen is appropriately soulful as the aging Ip - while Tyson is just terrible, and thus fascinating to watch.
January 21, 2016
Martial-arts instructor faces new challenges in the latest biopic about the Hong Kong legend. Mike Tyson in a supporting role should spark some interest stateside.
January 21, 2016
Any movie that features Donnie Yen going up against Mike Tyson with fight choreography designed by Yuen Woo-Ping at least has a sense of humor about itself. But Ip Man 3...is far more than this burst of stunt casting and pop-culture cool suggests.
January 21, 2016
The carelessly plotted story consists mostly of setups for fight scenes, nicely staged in such distinctive locations as an elevator, an umbrella store and the hull of a partly built ship.
January 21, 2016
The bright idea of the first Ip Man was to use a real person's life as the rough outline for a conventional martial arts adventure. That basic premise still has some juice left, given that it's always a joy to watch Yen work.
January 20, 2016
A bit pokey at times, with Yen struggling to keep the historical sereneness of his character interesting ... When the throwdowns do occur, though, Oh Holy Mother of God.
January 19, 2016
Print the legend, goes the line - or better yet, make it up.
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