Ip Man: The Final Fight (2013)



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In postwar Hong Kong, legendary Wing Chun grandmaster Ip Man (Anthony Wong) is reluctantly called into action once more. What begin as simple challenges from rival kung fu styles soon turn deadly, drawing him into the dark and dangerous underworld of the Triads. Now, to defend life and honour, he has no choice but to fight one last time... (c) Well Go USA
PG-13 (for martial arts violence and some drug material)
Action & Adventure
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Anthony Wong
as IP Man
Eric Tsang
as Ng Chung
Gillian Chung
as Chan Sei-mui
Marvel Chow
as Wang Dong
Xin Xin Xiong
as Dragon Head
Ip Chun
as Shop Owner
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Critic Reviews for Ip Man: The Final Fight

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (9)

This is a rare case where, if a film had been livelier and less traditional and "respectful," its lead performance might have seemed less special.

Full Review… | September 19, 2013
Top Critic

Seriously, if not always elegantly, the film portrays the great Ip Man as someone trying to survive, which is to say just as often a victim as a victor.

Full Review… | September 19, 2013
New York Times
Top Critic

Soap opera, set-bound and unexceptionally written and directed.

Full Review… | September 19, 2013
Seattle Times
Top Critic

The naturalism of Wong's performance is undercut ... by Yau's use of phony-looking sets, sterile CGI and flashy aerial shots.

Full Review… | September 19, 2013
Washington Post
Top Critic

The overall sense is of a rushed, simplistic installment in a well-worn biography franchise.

Full Review… | September 19, 2013
Los Angeles Times
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The Final Fight plays out like a collection of greatest-hits vignettes barely connected to one another.

Full Review… | September 18, 2013
AV Club
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Audience Reviews for Ip Man: The Final Fight

A strange yet interesting film. More thoughtful than many martial arts flicks, and not so flamboyant. This seems to be as much a soliloquy on aging and life as it is a kung fu showcase. I can see how this can easily be underrated, even if it is not quite a great martial arts film.

Michael  Lewis
Michael Lewis

a decent story of Ip Man. With the flood of movie that have been made about him this doesn't stand out from the others. If you've seen his story it's pretty close to all of them but the fighting is a different choreography. A nice watch if you're into Ip Man legend.

Bill Regan
Bill Regan

Follows Ip Man later in his life. Lacks heavily in the martial arts department, and focus's more on an Old Man with his Friends and Family post war. very very slow and not even worthy to be compared to the Donnie Yen films. It's clear it's a cash grab of the 2010 movies and the current Ip Man hype.

Vincent Tilghman
Vincent Tilghman

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