• Michael Boyle

    ★★★½ Watched by Michael Boyle 09 Mar, 2015

    Part of my Around the world in 80 movies list!

    Ip Man tells the extremely exaggerated real life story of Kung Fu Grand Master (Yip Man) and his life leading up to and during the Japanese occupation of China during WW2.

    This movie is a lot of fun. The fight scenes are great and Donnie Yen does a great job portraying the unimposing but fiercely tough title character.

    While the movie was fun, it never felt real to me. Ip…

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  • Jeff

    ★★★★½ Watched by Jeff 02 Mar, 2015

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Thoughts that went through my head while watching in somewhat chronological order:

    "lol Donnie Yen doesn't have elf hair in this movie. Thought he was Gil-Galad in Hero"

    "Okay, so what is Wing Chun"

    "OH, so that is Wing Chun"

    "I have the feeling his son is gonna get killed in this movie. Just like how I predicted the plot of Solomon Kane"

    "Hitting that wooden thing looks harder than anything he's done so far in the film in terms…

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  • Bryan Colley

    ★★★★ Watched by Bryan Colley 25 Feb, 2015

    I was expecting a martial arts movie like The Raid but instead got a historical drama loosely based on a real martial artist and the Japanese occupation of China in the 1930s/40s. There's still a lot of fighting and the Ip Man performs at superhero levels, but every fight scene has dramatic weight behind it, which makes all the difference. Even if you know Ip Man will win, the fight could change the course of the story. It's the one…

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  • Chase Eiland

    ★★★★★ Watched by Chase Eiland 11 Aug, 2014

    Seriously amazing martial arts choreography and cinematography and fantastic storytelling.

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  • John O'Neill

    ★★★ Watched by John O'Neill 19 Feb, 2015

    Sammo Hung. Sam. Mo. Hung.

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  • Kyle Hoover

    ★★★★ Watched by Kyle Hoover 18 Feb, 2015

    I loved the story telling in this movie. Very well done. The action is amazing as well as the actors.

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  • pillole di cinema

    ★★★½ Rewatched by pillole di cinema 24 Jun, 2013

    I combattimenti sono pochi ma buoni e la qualità c'è. Ma anche se si fa vedere bene Ip Man è ancorato all'agiografia, genere scontatissimo.

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  • Jeremy Sheffield

    ★★★★★ Watched by Jeremy Sheffield 18 Feb, 2015

    This movie is not only a great kung fu movie, but it is an all around great film. The drama that unfolds in between wonderfully choreographed action scene will keep you heart invested in the film long after the adrenaline has left your system. This is a must see!

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  • ruizinhoandre

    ★★★★ Watched by ruizinhoandre 22 Jan, 2015

    Good movie about martial arts, with the master being an amazing fighter. Although the story was a little predictable, I still enjoyed it

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  • Anthony Albarran

    ★★★★ Added by Anthony Albarran

    Period drama/martial arts film centered on Ip Man, the legendary Wing Chun Kung Fu master who would go on to teach Bruce Lee. Good story, great martial arts sequences.

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  • aProtagonist

    ★★★★ Added by aProtagonist

    it may resemble pure Chinese propaganda at points, but the raw ferocity of the plot-driven fight scenes more than makes up for it

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  • Eric_Novello

    ★★½ Watched by Eric_Novello 25 Jan, 2015

    Parte biográfico, parte ficcional, conta a história de Yip Man, lutador de artes marciais, antes e durante a ocupação da China pelo Japão. Yip Man é uma figura histórica por diversos motivos, entre eles ter sido o mestre de Bruce Lee.

    Lado ruim: o filme é bem lento, indeciso entre o humor e o drama, as personagens femininas são fracas e o roteiro não é dos melhores.

    Pontos positivos: os atores são carismáticos e as lutas muito bem coreografadas, tornando-se os pontos altos do filme.

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