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Ip Man: The Final Fight Reviews

September 20, 2013
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 19, 2013
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 | Original Score: 3/5
September 19, 2013
Soap opera, set-bound and unexceptionally written and directed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 19, 2013
The naturalism of Wong's performance is undercut ... by Yau's use of phony-looking sets, sterile CGI and flashy aerial shots.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 19, 2013
The overall sense is of a rushed, simplistic installment in a well-worn biography franchise.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 19, 2013
The Final Fight plays out like a collection of greatest-hits vignettes barely connected to one another.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
September 17, 2013
A film that's less a kung-fu movie and more a meditation on kung fu's limitations.
September 16, 2013
Enjoyable enough, this colorfully local, nostalgia-tinged tale focuses on the Hong Kong years of an older, gentlemanly kung fu master.
September 16, 2013
What the pic lacks in stylistic sparks compared with other renditions by Wong Kar Wai and Wilson Yip, it makes up for in sinewy action and traditional values.