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Ip Man

6 out of 10
Average rating 6 out of 10 based on 1 rating

Ip Man
Director: Wilson Yip
Main parts: Donnie Yen
Simon Yam
Ka Tung Lam
Siu-Wong Fan
Lynn Hung
Hiroyuki Ikeuchi
Tenma Shibuya
Xing Yu
Zhi-Hui Chen
You-Nam Wong
Zhang Bo
Rong-Jun Cai
Li Chak
Siu-Kwan Chan
Calvin Ka-Sing Cheng
Production year: 2008
Genre: Action
Drama
IMDB link: [LINK]
Tags:
1930s | China | Fist Fight | Japanese Invasion | Kung Fu | Martial Art | Master | Wing Chun

Plot outlinie:
A semi-biographical account of Yip Man, the successful martial arts master who taught the Chinese martial art of Wing Chun to the world.

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Movie reviews for Ip Man

2015-10-05  Niels Risgaard Hansen: 6 out of 10
This is a semi-biographical movie about the chinese kung fu master called Yip Man. This is the guy who taught, among others, Bruce Lee. Imagine that!
The movie is (to my inexperienced eyes at least) a classic chinese kung fu movie. The acting is chinese, the structure of the story is chinese and the soundtrack i chinese. To my european eyes some of this strikes me as a bit odd, but I guess that is rather normal.
The story is pretty simple, but with a few interesting twists of the plots along the way. What I like about the simplicity is that you as a non-chinese still can follow the direction of the story without losing direction. It is a good story but also very sad. I am looking forward to seeing the sequel in hope of a bit more optimistic ending.
As mentioned the acting is chinese and to me that often results in it being a bit over the top at some points. There are a few actors in this movie, who overplay their emotions a bit, but the more you get used to chinese acting style the less it bothers you. Again I am no expert on chinese culture.
The kung fu in this movie is brilliant! They show incredible feats of martial prowess with long series of combinations. I have always been a fan of turning small movements into large actions and this is pretty evident here.
If you like chinese kung fu movies, or just kung fu movies in general, this is an absolutely must see. If you just want an easy action movie, I am not sure this is one for you.




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