An actual martial arts film that had drama that worked. It didn't rely on good choreography in order to make the movie entertaining; the character-driven plot was enough to keep me engaged.
Behind every great man there lies a teacher, and this was certainly true of Bruce Lee, who claimed as his mentor a martial arts expert named Ip Man (1893-1972). A genius of Wushu (or the Chinese marti... read more
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July 2, 2011
Ip Man is an excellent martial arts film that combines some of the best fight scenes on film with a great story that's involving, occasionally amusing, stirring, powerful, and true.
The movie is split into two parts: the beginning, where we're introduced to Ip Man, his family, ...
July 1, 2011
I like a martial arts film as much as the next man. I haven't seen that many to be fair but it is my intention to do so but I'm certainly no expert.
Ip Man is just as much about China during WW2 as it is about the legendary martial arts master and this is handled well. I didn'...
June 11, 2011
Action drama and semi-biopic of one of the pioneers of the Wushu martial-arts school and also teacher and mentor to the legend Bruce Lee. Donnie Yen stars as Ip Man in 1930s China overcoming challenges by Kung-Fu masters seeking to prove the superiority of their technique over hi...
May 13, 2011
This movie is just plain awesome from start to finish. One of the greatest martial arts films ever made. hands down. A spectacular masterpiece of a film. This film has some of the greatest fight sequences ever put on a film, they are delivered with such fiery energy and ferocious...
March 14, 2011
Have I lost my interest in modern kung fu films or is this one just that bad. Missing are the old school sound effects thank god for that. Also missing are the Kung Fu Fantasy Moves like flying thought the air. But this is a modern film but time from is from time period Japan i...
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March 6, 2011
Master Ip: I wish to fight ten men.
Ip Man - the 'Life is Beautiful' of martial arts films.
February 18, 2011
Biography loosely based on Ip Man, grandmaster of the martial art Wing Chun and early mentor to actor Bruce Lee. Hong Kong action star Donnie Yen plays the legendary martial artist. He presents him as a humble man who lives in an unobtrusive manner. His understated performance...
January 5, 2011
A well made and well acted flick. The fight choreography in this flick ranges from great to flippin ridiculous as Ip Man takes out folks with such skill that it made me shout out loud with each bone snapping hit. I loved it.