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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

[8.00/10] Ip Man (2008)

Ip Man (2008)

Short review: "Ip Man" is simply a superb and inspirational biographical movie about the father of modern Chinese martial arts. Shot in a modern style but embodying all the virtues of The Good Chinese Hero of Confuciansim this is a really marvelous and very good watch. Director Wilson Yip, along with action director Sammo Hung and choreographer Leung Siu-hung, have created a seamless series of breathtakingly memorable action sequences of awesome martial arts prowess, neatly integrated into this dramatic story of personal and national pride. In the center of all this is the fantastic portrayal of lead actor Donnie Yen. His humility and generosity as a family man and friend is counterbalanced with his graceful yet deadly skills as a martial artist. Mr. Yen effectively captures this unique spirit for all of us to cheer for and admire. "Yip Man" is indeed a must see for all fans of Chinese martial arts movies.

  • My Rating: 8.00/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: N/A
  • IMDb: 8.1/10

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