• Ad Weterings

    ★★★★ Watched by Ad Weterings 16 May, 2015

    Great fighting scenes, and some history. About a village filled with martial arts schools. They are concerned with who is the best. Ip man is ofcourse. He has no school and no students which is very weird because the second (after) and third (before) movies show that all he wants to do is promote his fighting style for all the world to see no less. His fighting is impressive as heck. No wonder he was the inspiration for Bruce Lee.


  • Arkknight99

    ★★★ Rewatched by Arkknight99 23 May, 2015

    He trained fucking Bruce Lee.


  • Hamus

    Rewatched by Hamus 22 May, 2015

    You can trash talk the historical inaccuracies, occasional schlock writing, and utter misrepresentation of various cultures in Ip Man but you can't deny the awe and power of some of those fights scenes, especially the spellbinding "10 vs 1". That scene, along with Oldboy's corridor sequence and almost every Jackie Chan-choreographed battles, is at the top of my favourite fight scenes in cinema.


  • Rob Schultz

    ★★★ Watched by Rob Schultz 05 May, 2015

    I always like a movie about someone who is good at what they do. And Ip Man does it with a big smile!


  • Leila

    ★★★★★ Added by Leila

    One of my favorite martial arts movies. Donnie Yen is amazing and the choreography is superb. It is also heart wrenching and based off of a true story. Worth many rewatchs


  • NeutronPong

    ★★★ Watched by NeutronPong 09 Jan, 2012

    The first dramatization I've seen of Chinese life during (merciless) Japanese occupation, it set the stage for an uplifting reversal.


  • Bizon

    ★★★ Watched by Bizon 06 May, 2015

    In a fight, I'll take Ip Man over The Grandmaster every day of the week.


  • Steve Hunt

    ★★★★ Watched by Steve Hunt 01 May, 2015

    Being unfamiliar with the history of the real life figure beyond his most famous pupil, Ip Man gives a first impression as being a bit of a superhero origin story for the title character, as an idealized town boasts several competing martial arts schools, with its greatest warrior electing to stay out of their affairs for what turns out to be their own good, until an upstart out-of-towner comes into the picture to complicate things with his brutal techniques and…


  • Eric Robinson

    ★★★ Watched by Eric Robinson 30 Apr, 2015

    As a biopic, this film is hilariously cartoonish hagiography that fails to find the human element behind its subject. The characterizations are flat, with every supporting character existing only to show how saintly and badass Ip Man is. As a dumb, crowd-pleasing martial arts flick, this film absolutely works, the fight choreography being perfectly executed and Donnie Yen making for a great leading presence. "Ip Man" might be dumb as rocks, but it's at least having fun with the action sequences.


  • Serggio Ochoa

    ★★★★ Watched by Serggio Ochoa 28 Apr, 2015

    Chinos pegando HOSTIAS de forma milimetrada: FAN.


  • Matt Lavender

    ★★★★ Watched by Matt Lavender 26 Apr, 2015 5

    There's this whole town that loves martial arts which is rad and Donnie Yen is like the king of Wing Chun and everybody loves him. It's pretty clear why since he decimates this dude in a friendly fight in the opening five minutes. The police and Donnie's wife are all like "this martial arts fad is getting out of hand you big fighting nerds" which was amusing.
    Anyway these dudes roll into town and challenge all the Kung Fu masters…


  • gunmanyen

    ★★★★★ Added by gunmanyen

    A must see movie for any martial arts fan this has a tight, gripping storyline along with great acting by the film's main star (Donnie Yen). The action and choreography is exciting and unique with rapid moves and a very believable impact of punches and kicks. See it if you haven't yet.