My Rating: 10/10!
Synopsis: Ip man tells a semi-autobiographical account of Ip Man’s life story, the grand master of the Wing Chun style of kung fu who is the sifu (master) of legendary renowned kung fu master Bruce Lee. Upon subjection of China to the Japanese occupation, citizens of Foshan reluctantly give up their peaceful lives and kung fu artists fight for bags of rice in order to survive. Ip Man, known for his kung fu prowess is forced to fight for the honor of his country.
It knows how to please its audience. It delivered fight sequences that are easy to the eyes yet very agonizing at the same time (like you can almost feel it!). Also, the direction was very solid and did not just focused with the duels, it also built characters very good, everyone was well-established by the second-half of the film. Story-wise, I’ve learned that there are several significant inaccuracies, I did not give a rat’s ass about the deviations though because I did not watch to study a history lesson here. Did I enjoyed watching? Yes, certainly. What’s my take with the writing, probably I’d take it with a grain of salt.
Runtime: 1hrs 46min (Metacritic)
Language: Cantonese, Mandarin, Japanese (Metacritic)
Production Budget: $11,715,578 (Shut.movies)
Grosses: $21,888,598 (Shut.movies)