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The Grandmaster


Rated PG-13 for violence, some smoking, brief drug use and language.

PG-13 In Theaters 08/30/2013 , 108min.
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April 01, 2014
Not very good compared to the other 2 IP Man movies. If you liked Crounching Tiger... you will like this movie. But it offers a different perspective of IP man's life. All in all it's a watchable film.
September 15, 2013
This movie really sucked because they cut more than 20 minutes of important parts from the original version, so I was confusing how every sequence tied together and thus the whole story. I am a Wing Chun practioner and I was disappointed not to see the details of the movement in slow motion. Also, how could they tried to fool everyone by having the female speaking Madarin and the male speaking
September 10, 2013
This movie sucked, the fight seen in the rain in the begining sucked. All the other fight seens sucked. To much talking in which you had to read the subtitles. To much lovey dovey stuff. I don't mine a little bit of amor in the movie but not thewhole movie. I was ready to walk out, but i felt i might as well stick through since i watched this far. If you like IP man 1,2,3 this doesn't come close.
September 09, 2013
Spectacular! I loved everything from the music, acting, cinematography to the costumes. What a beautiful movie.
September 05, 2013
Beautiful character study of Bruce Lee's teacher Ip Man. A rare depiction of the secretive world of true gung fu society. This is much more of an art film for the true practitioners of gung fu, not the casual KUNG FU fan. Very different from Donnie Yen's amazing \"Ip Man\" series.

Critic Reviews powered by Metacritic ™

The Hollywood Reporter
True to Wong’s style, The Grandmaster is infused with melancholy and a near-existentialist resignation to the uncertainties of fate. Full Review
Bill Stamets
Chicago Sun-Times
The elegant style of the fighting sequences does more than display camera and kung fu technique — this style also shows fighters living with honor. Full Review
Chuck Bowen
Slant Magazine
The film, more likely to invite comparisons to the writings of Marcel Proust than the previous Ip Man films, is a gorgeous folly that never entirely emerges from its creator's head. Full Review
Eric Kohn
Intermittently action-packed and lethargic, the movie dances around formula. By delivering an expressionistic character study with bursts of intensity unlike anything else in his oeuvre and yet stylistically representative of its entirety, Wong practically has it both ways. Full Review
Jessica Kiang
The Playlist
All of Wong's undeniable visual flair can't conceal the haphazard nature of the story. Full Review

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