• Released
  • October 1, 2010
  • (Limited)
  • R , 1 hr 46 min
  • Action/Adventure
    Art House/Foreign
Ip Man Synopsis
The life story of Yip Man, the first person to teach the Chinese martial art of Wing Chun.
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Village Voice

Like his narrative, Yip's aesthetics are more muted and traditional than those of well-known florid imports "Hero" and "Crouching Tiger,...
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75

The A.V. Club

By Noel Murray
As a slice of history, Ip Man is disappointingly simplistic. Yip, Wong, and Yen never develop any real tension between Ip's true story and...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

It's a highly entertaining, big-budget, kick-butt kung fu movie, the best of its kind since Jet Li's "Fearless" in 2006.
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70

Variety

By Derek Elley
Ip Man will be manna for those who like their kung fu straight and wireless, their villains Japanese and their heroes unconflicted Chinese...
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60

Empire

By Dan Jolin
The action is enthralling even if the storyline doesn't always have the ring of truth about it.
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
The highlights, of course, are the competitions and duels, choreographed by Sammo Hung.
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50

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
If you're looking for great action scenes, you've found them. But if you desire more than eye candy, such as character and plot development...
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50

The New York Times

By Mike Hale
Over all, the film is a prime exhibit in the relentless and regrettable shift away from a natural, allusive, romantic Hong Kong style and...
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40

Time Out New York

By David Fear
Everything from the direction of actors to the dialogue signifies the work of a filmmaker who favors easy audience-baiting reactions over...
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A Must See

By Spartacus2000
A film based on and dramatizing the life story of a man named Ip Man, a genius of Wushu who grew up in China nearly destroyed by prejudice, warfare, and nationalistic strife. He rose like a phoenix...

Ip Man Review

By Derrick Deane
Heard nothing but good things about this movie and decided to make it my first movie of 2011. Not that I'm superstitious or anything. I had a choice between several really good movies, I just ended...

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Rated R | For Violence