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  • Summary: In postwar Hong Kong, legendary Wing Chun grandmaster Ip Man is reluctantly called into action once more. What began as simple challenges from rival kung fu schools soon finds him drawn into the dark and dangerous underworld of the Triads. Now, to defend life and honor, Ip Man has no choice but to fight - one last time. [Well Go USA] Expand
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Reviewed by: Marc Mohan
    Sep 19, 2013
    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.
  2. Reviewed by: Rob Staeger
    Sep 17, 2013
    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.
  3. Reviewed by: Deborah Young
    Sep 20, 2013
    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.
  4. Reviewed by: Kenji Fujishima
    Sep 15, 2013
    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.
  5. Reviewed by: Nicolas Rapold
    Sep 19, 2013
    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.
  6. Reviewed by: Robert Abele
    Sep 19, 2013
    The overall sense is of a rushed, simplistic installment in a well-worn biography franchise.
  7. Reviewed by: Nick Schager
    Sep 18, 2013
    From fawning beginning to maudlin close, it’s a monotonous, wannabe-mythmaking biopic for Ip completists only.

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  1. Jan 20, 2014
    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. Collapse