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975 Ratings

Ip Man

Yip Man

Directed by Wilson Yip
Hong Kong, 2008
Action, Biography, Drama


A semi-biographical account of Yip Man, the first martial arts master to teach the Chinese martial art of Wing Chun.

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Ip Man Directed by Wilson Yip

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  • Mugino's rating of the film Ip Man

    The spectacular action choreography is par for the course. As for the anti-Japanese sentiment of the film... Considering the abject ignorance of younger generations the world round, I actually don't mind a bit of in-your-face nationalism. YouTube reaction videos to "Ip Man": "Dude, did Japan fight China?" "Uhh, I think so." Facepalmed so hard it was like Ip Man himself bitchslapped me.

  • HKFanatic's rating of the film Ip Man

    On blu-ray I found myself rather distracted by the ultra-desaturated, nearly black-and-white look of the second half of the film. However, the fight scenes choreographed by Sammo Hung are among the best action sequences in movie history.

  • OFF_FRAME's rating of the film Ip Man

    Having started learning wing chun recently I thought it high time to check out this classic filled with emotion, brilliant fight sequences and insane chest beating nationalism. 3.5 stars,

  • R_D_P's rating of the film Ip Man

    I wish that Christopher Nolan had watched this so he knew how to shoot a fight scene properly, instead of all that fast cutting which doesn't really show anything. And come on people, you're acting like this is the first time you've seen a nationalist film. Or is it only a big deal because it's a Chinese production? Is it ok for Hollywood to keep on churning out pro-American films, as long as other countries don't?

  • Tibulle85's rating of the film Ip Man

    (Revu en DVD) Pour avoir visionné 3 fois ce film sans (trop) me lasser, celui-ci a clairemt des qualités, à commencer par des scènes de combat magnifiques (merci Sammo Hung!) et une histoire accrocheuse; ms je suis de + en + gêné par le chauvinisme dégoulinant du film au fur et à mesure des visionnages. Ms mon avis est désormais totalement biaisé par l'affreux Ip Man 2 qui en rajoute encore une couche en la matière.

  • Luca Soldati's rating of the film Ip Man

    Buona trattazione della filosofia di vita del maestro e della sua personalità.Forte critica all'occupazione giapponese, mostrata spietata e brutale. Combattimenti meravigliosi, coreografati ottimamente e girati con cura e chiarezza. I combattenti hanno una grazia rara nei movimenti. Ambientazione caratterizzata bene e bellissime inquadrature con momenti molto forti.Buoni personaggi, anche se a volte un po' squadrati

  • killgill's rating of the film Ip Man

    using actors who are actually martial artist instead of big names with stunt doubles like hollywood does is great, also both Hiroyuki Ikeuchi and Louis Fan have such great faces and er, intensity

  • Aaron Dillenbeck's rating of the film Ip Man

    A movie is supposed to entertain and IP Man does it in spades! Fighting is top notch and has enough character depth to make the viewer invested in Ip's success. Not a world changer but it is still fucking awesome.

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