• The Grandmaster (2013)

The Grandmaster

Release Date: August 23rd, 2013

DVD Release Date: March 4th, 2014

PG-13 |2 hr 10 min

Plot Summary

The story of the martial arts master (Tony Leung Chiu Wai) who taught the Wing Chun style of kung fu to Bruce Lee.

Cast: Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Zhang Ziyi, Chen Chang, Wang Qingxiang, Zhang Jin, Benshan Zhao, Hye-kyo Song, Cung Le

Director: Kar-Wai Wong

Genres: Martial arts , Drama , Biography

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Stephanie ZacharekFilm.com

    This is a story told in shards; Wong is so obsessed with visual details – faces refracted as if in a broken mirror, or fragile arcs of blood being traced out on the pavement by the feet of two feuding kung fu masters – that the story he’s trying to tell is partly obscured by them. show more

  • 80
    Clarence TsuiThe Hollywood Reporter

    True to Wong’s style, The Grandmaster is infused with melancholy and a near-existentialist resignation to the uncertainties of fate. show more

  • 90
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    The Grandmaster, may well be the definitive illustration of kung fu in all its arcane schools and intricate styles. There's never been anything like it — a seemingly endless flow of spectacular images in a story about Ip Man (Tony Leung), the legendary kung-fu master who trained Bruce Lee. show more

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Awards

Nominated Cinematography
Nominated Costume Design