• Released
  • August 23, 2013
  • (Limited, Expands 8/30)
  • PG-13 , 2 hr 10 min
  • Documentary
    Drama

Not what I expected, but still pleasantly surprising

By PurpleAgLuna
Written August 25, 2013
This movie is a well told story. The camera work was a bit heavy on some elements, however, it did not detract from the storytelling overall. I cam looking for fights from the old school; and to see the forging of an icon. The fighting was actually better than I expected because it was shown in the context of history (I did a lot of enlightening research after the movie and it is factually accurate). However, instead of watching an icon emerge I saw a man become a Master. It was interesting.
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It was GOOD!!

By jbrbosa
Written August 30, 2013
I for 1 hate reading subtitles when in the movies and would have preffered the movie to be translated in english. I hope when it comes out on DVD I will have the option to pick the language so I can see it again and FULLY enjoy it.
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Good but.....

By FLASH1465
Written September 03, 2013
I rate this movie a B. Firstly the whole subtitle thing is not a big deal to me but more than a few people weren't expecting that and it diminshed the experience for some . Anyway the story itself was beautifully told BUT I think they spent to much time not focusing on the artform and played up the underlying attraction too much. As for the fights themselves they were good with great technique and some old school wirework thrown in for good measure, however the way they were edited left a lot to be desired in my opinion. Great performances from the leads. I say go and enjoy.
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i dont speak chinese

By cowboy7718
Written August 30, 2013
you better know one of two things. either how to speak chinese or how to read. the movie is sub-titled. but that doesnt take away from the story it is a good true story. but i like going to a movie to watch a movie not to miss part of it while reading.
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The GrandMaster

By raven2011
Written September 09, 2013
This is a must see movie if you want to learn about the history and story of Ip Man. The fight scenes are very good. The only thing that I would say that was supersizing is that there are sub titles in the whole movie so you have to pay close to attention to the movie. If you decide to go to something to eat or go to the bathroom you are going to be lost.
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