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  • 70
    Deborah Young The Hollywood Reporter

    Wong is such a fine, subtle actor that it comes as a surprise to find him a superb martial artist as well, as he convincingly demonstrates the superiority of Ip Man’s technique over competing schools. show more

  • 63
    Slant Magazine

    Anthony Wong does a creditable job of conveying Ip Man's reflectiveness through his twilight years, occasionally cutting through the hagiographic nature of the enterprise. show more

  • 63
    Simon Abrams RogerEbert.com

    The filmmakers fall over themselves trying to respect Man's outlook on life, and this makes their subject seem more like a hyper-disciplined saint than a world-reknowned, ass-kicking hermit. show more

  • 50
    Noel Murray The Dissolve

    This is the rare martial-arts film where the martial arts are tedious and the conversations more compelling. show more

  • 70
    Rob Staeger Village Voice

    Not quite a biopic, the film presents an overview of Ip's years in Hong Kong; Anthony Wong's dignified performance begins with the grandmaster almost fully formed. show more

  • 60
    Nicolas Rapold The New York Times

    Seriously, if not always elegantly, the film portrays the great Ip Man as someone trying to survive, which is to say just as often a victim as a victor. show more

  • 50
    Robert Abele Los Angeles Times

    The overall sense is of a rushed, simplistic installment in a well-worn biography franchise. show more

  • 63
    Washington Post

    As a character study, Ip Man: The Final Fight would be more convincing if it didn’t look so distractingly like a Hollywood musical. show more

  • 33
    Nick Schager The A.V. Club

    From fawning beginning to maudlin close, it’s a monotonous, wannabe-mythmaking biopic for Ip completists only. show more

  • 75
    Marc Mohan Portland Oregonian

    The world may not get another Ip Man film for a while after the last few years, but this one and Wong’s masterpiece should be more than sufficient. show more

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