Metascore
55

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
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  1. Reviewed by: Nicolas Rapold
    Sep 19, 2013
    60
    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.
  2. Reviewed by: Robert Abele
    Sep 19, 2013
    50
    The overall sense is of a rushed, simplistic installment in a well-worn biography franchise.
  3. Reviewed by: Noel Murray
    Aug 20, 2013
    50
    This is the rare martial-arts film where the martial arts are tedious and the conversations more compelling.
User Score
6.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Jan 23, 2015
    3
    I like Ip man movies i must say the first two parts was good maybe very good but this one disappointed me .I mean it's basically the same likeI like Ip man movies i must say the first two parts was good maybe very good but this one disappointed me .I mean it's basically the same like the others but with a very little difference.In the hole movie Herman Yao show us only the ass-kicking ability of Ip man there was no interesting story . Full Review »
  2. Jan 20, 2014
    6
    I think Anthony Wong did an excellent job portraying the grandmaster Ip Man in his twilight years in Hong Kong. Full of some surprisinglyI think Anthony Wong did an excellent job portraying the grandmaster Ip Man in his twilight years in Hong Kong. Full of some surprisingly great dialogue that is occasionally punctuated by fairly good fight scenes. The overarching plot didn't really do much for me and I didn't really invest in any of the supporting characters - understandably this film is about Ip Man so the focus is largely on him. It did feel more like a filmed play than a movie production. An OK film but nothing to write home about. Full Review »