Written September 03, 2013
I was expecting this to be more of an action movie rather than a documentary type movie about Ip Man, however, it wasn't. I also didn't realize that it was going to be in all subtitles. Overall, it was a movie I would recommend watching at some point in time, but there's no rush to run straight over to the movies to see it.
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.
Written March 26, 2017
A truly wonderful film to be seen. I was very fortunate to have this open near me. I was very pleased and enchanted to see this near masterpiece on the big screen.
WKW's style is very strong with this film and beautifully strings you across the life of Yip Man and the people around him. These lives experiences bend, twist and cross each other like the hands of a martial artist sharpening their skills.
Fans of WKW will find wonderful nods to older films of his and new comers will be floored by the lucid dream like images and atmosphere that is created by this wonderful director. This is a definite see. Can not wait for the DvD now.
Since I have not seen Ashes of Time I was not sure how WKW handled action or fight scenes so I was curious to see it done. I was not disappointed. Fights were tense and exciting. Nothing over the top like Crouching Tiger but still slightly exaggerated. It never seemed too crazy and pretty close to reality.
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.
Written December 10, 2016
Never seen a martial art movie so beautiful like this. Guys, go watch the Grandmaster. Gonger by zhang ziyi is SOOO impressiv!