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September 11, 2012
This is a remarkable Chinese Tribute to the legend Yip Kai-Man. Ip Man and Ip man 2 are the best martial arts movies i have ever watched!
January 16, 2011
I found this movie by accident on Netflix and added it to my queue and it sat there for months. I was bored today and decided to watch this movie. THE MOVIE IS AMAZING. Even better, it's inspired by a true story. I never heard of the actor Dannie Yen. He did an amazing job and I am now finding that he is a major star in China and has been in many movies with
July 30, 2010
I forgot to add the stars to my review. Of course 5 stars!
October 11, 2009
A definite buy for all martial arts movie buffs!
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Like his narrative, Yip's aesthetics are more muted and traditional than those of well-known florid imports "Hero" and "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon." Yet such modesty is in tune with his soft-spoken protagonist, and also provides clean, sharp views of Yen's awe-inspiring skills, which, in choreographer Sammo Hung's thrilling one-against-many skirmishes, make literal the term "fists of fury." Full Review
The action is enthralling even if the storyline doesn't always have the ring of truth about it. Full Review
Time Out New York
Everything from the direction of actors to the dialogue signifies the work of a filmmaker who favors easy audience-baiting reactions over dramatic momentum. Doesn't the man who would later teach Bruce Lee how to kee-yah deserve better than a chopsocky Punch-and-Judy show? Full Review
Ip Man will be manna for those who like their kung fu straight and wireless, their villains Japanese and their heroes unconflicted Chinese patriots. Full Review
New York Daily News
The highlights, of course, are the competitions and duels, choreographed by Sammo Hung. Full Review