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
  1. 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.
  2. Reviewed by: Marc Mohan
    Sep 19, 2013
    75
    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.
  3. Reviewed by: Robert Abele
    Sep 19, 2013
    50
    The overall sense is of a rushed, simplistic installment in a well-worn biography franchise.
  4. Reviewed by: Nick Schager
    Sep 18, 2013
    33
    From fawning beginning to maudlin close, it’s a monotonous, wannabe-mythmaking biopic for Ip completists only.
  5. Reviewed by: Deborah Young
    Sep 20, 2013
    70
    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.
  6. 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.
  7. Reviewed by: Simon Abrams
    Sep 20, 2013
    63
    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.
  8. Reviewed by: Rob Staeger
    Sep 17, 2013
    70
    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.
  9. Reviewed by: Mark Jenkins
    Sep 19, 2013
    63
    As a character study, Ip Man: The Final Fight would be more convincing if it didn’t look so distractingly like a Hollywood musical.
  10. Reviewed by: Kenji Fujishima
    Sep 15, 2013
    63
    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.
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User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. 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 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 »