• Jayce Fryman

    ★★★★ Watched by Jayce Fryman 16 Jul, 2015

    This is a very interesting film, both a biopic and a martial arts film, and I have to say it may be one of the best martial arts films I have seen. This is a story of a man who never wanted to be a fighter, but because of circumstances beyond himself, he was forced to become one. This is a beautifully choreographed film, with fantastic fight scenes, and a story about a truly great man. I would recommend it to basically anyone.

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  • michael little

    ★★★½ Watched by michael little 14 Jul, 2015

    Engrossing biopic about the legendary Ip Man, master of the fighting style known as Wing Chung, from his early days in Fo-Shan province through the Japanese occupation during the second World War. The fight choreography is sublime, and the performances solid. Yen is great in the title role, bringing a calmness and understanding to his portrayal of a man facing his own obsolescence in a time of war.

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  • yon_lee

    ★★★★ Watched by yon_lee 12 Jul, 2015

    The fight scenes in this film are amazing! Not many fight scenes in recent films are memorable, but this one stands out. Sammo Hung's choreographies are orchestrated to bring out the best in Donnie Yen's performance and it's sure to keep you entertained throughout the entire film. The story is also pretty good.

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  • nicklasjm

    ★★★★ Watched by nicklasjm 04 Jul, 2015

    Brilliant kun-fu movie.

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  • jarrettduncan

    ★★★★ Watched by jarrettduncan 03 Jul, 2015

    You will believe a man could not only beat 10 other trained martial artists, but utterly pummel and cripple all of them in no time flat.

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  • Connor Denney

    ★★½ Watched by Connor Denney 27 Jun, 2015

    Ip Man suffers from typical biopic syndrome, typical action movie syndrome, and really typical movie syndrome. While the film is not awful, as it has some nicely choreographed action sequences and great production values to make for a rather entertaining viewing experience, it seems to represent much that is wrong with the way popular movies are being made. The martial arts fight scenes are really the film's bread and butter, and the plot is little more than a halfway acceptable…

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  • Greg Dorr

    ★★★½ Watched by Greg Dorr 27 Jun, 2015

    Donnie Yen is fantastic in the title role, with a natural and charismatic gravitas, even when the screenplay sometimes forces Ip Man into inscrutable choices and never bothers to clear up his motivations. Like all good kung fu movies that pretend to be about history, it has a fantastic series of fight scenes that culminate in some very stirring, emotional bouts (which are almost certainly ahistorical).

    Directed by Wilson Yip, Ip Man didn't jump out at me as a remarkably…

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  • katakarin

    ★★★★ Watched by katakarin 13 Jun, 2015

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    Film 3 of the "Scavenger Hunt #3" Challenge!
    http://letterboxd.com/katakarin/list/scavenger-hunt-3
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    I know very little about martial arts, so what pleasure I have from watching martial arts movies comes from the aesthetics of the fight. Ip Man brings beauty to its fight, but also ugliness, the gut-wrenching feeling of watching a jaw being broken or a skull smashed. In the beginning it is a peaceful, prosperous time, and the fights are for recreation and elegance. However, the onset of Japan's…

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  • Zuul

    ★★★½ Watched by Zuul 14 Jun, 2015

    Film 3 of the "Scavenger Hunt #3" Challenge: A martial arts film!

    I must admit I do not generally care for martial arts films, and the first hour of this film got me wondering where they were going with the story.

    So this guy Ip Man (the main character) is the best martial artist in the village. Here comes a challenger, which he beats, now there's another challenger, what will happen next? Ok, still unbeaten (not even hurt). I am…

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  • Erika Neves

    ★★★★★ Added by Erika Neves

    Bem, para ator favorito resolvi fazer algo diferente.Acho que já dá pra ter uma ideia pelo título do post, né?

    Não escondo de ninguém que sou apaixonada pelos homens asiáticos, então seria impossível escolher apenas um nessa categoria, então decidi eleger o meu favorito de cada cantinho da Ásia.E o primeiro vai ser o meu maravilhoso Donnie Yen.

    “Yip Man” foi um dos primeiros filmes que eu assisti dele, e até hoje, junto com “Flash Point” é o meu filme…

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  • Cory De Silva

    ★★★★★ Added by Cory De Silva

    Brilliant.

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  • LillaLili

    Added by LillaLili

    Yip Man

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