Ip Man ( Yip Man ) Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 854

Average Rating: 3/4

# of Ratings: 103

Theatrical Release Date: 12/12/2008

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 07/27/2010

Language: Cantonese

Genre: Action, Biography

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Wilson Yip

Actors: Donnie Yen, Simon Yam, Siu-Wong Fan, Ka Tung Lam, Yu Xing, You-Nam Wong

Plot: An occupying Japanese general challenges Chinese men to duels so he can prove the superiority of the Japanese. Ip Man refuses to fight, but can resist for only so long.

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Amoeba Johnny - wrote on 03/04/2014

What can I say that hasn't already been said? Nothing, so I'll just reinforce the points others have made. The fight scenes are well choreographed, and even have some humor thrown in there. It's a great story with rich history attached. If you like kung fu movies, you owe it to yourself to see this movie.

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Kumara - wrote on 01/26/2013

one of the best movies i've ever seen ! Donnie yen appears as a really humble but good man in this movie. I have saved the theme music in my workout playlist...it is very motivational !

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Daniel Corleone - wrote on 09/16/2011

This film showed the acting range of Donnie Yen. Has some heavy drama and good cinematography. Sensational action and acting. Unfortunately, some of the scenes went on too long that really doesn't benefit the story. Ip Man is typical film you watch if your in the mood for some cool hand to hand combats.

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Yojimbo - wrote on 10/27/2017

The ordinary people of a Chinese town unite behind a modest and well respected martial artist when the Japanese invade during the 1930's.

Ip Man is based upon the life of a venerated Kung Fu master who was the mentor of Bruce Lee, amongst many others. He clearly led an interesting life, the fight choreography from Sammo Hung provides some exhilarating action scenes and the thirties setting makes for some very attractive period art design. But beyond that there is little insight into his thoughts and feelings and as a result, it's plot is a rather dry and stodgy biopic in which he becomes little more than a living flag to wave; through this you can see "The State's" sticky fingers all over this project. Although Fearless had an aspect of this, it had a heart and soul that gave a human …

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