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Ip Man 2008
R

  • Wilson Yip
  • October 1, 2010
  • 108 mins
  • Action, Drama, History
The celebrated Kung Fu master of Bruce Lee.
A semi-biographical account of Yip Man, the first martial arts master to teach the Chinese martial art of Wing Chun. The film focuses on events surrounding Ip that took place in the city of Foshan between the 1930s to 1940s during the Second Sino-Japanese War. Directed by Wilson Yip, the film stars Donnie Yen in the lead role, and features fight choreography by Sammo Hung.

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Would have liked to have given this a higher rating, did find the ADR a little off putting at times though, and some of the sound design for the fight sequences were so over the top ha! But that's nit picking really, solid story and great characters, look forward to watching the second one!

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This movie has been on my watchlist for many years and last night I finally got to see it. I never knew the Ip Man series were based on a true story. The fact that it is makes the movie even more impressive. This movie puts the Art in Martial Arts. The movie is well written, funny and at time somewhat dark and raw. Can't wait to watch part II.

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