Ip Man (2008)

9/10 - Excellent kung fu film
Reviewed by Simon on 26 October 2010

Donnie Yen and Wilson Yip decide to have a go at a Fearless style kung fu film, and choose Wing Chun master Ip Man as the character to represent. Since Ip Man's life wasn't really that interesting they make up a story, or basically steal the plot(s) of Fist Of Fury, Fist Of Legend and FEARLESS and rearrange them a bit. We forgive them for this because the result is a great film.

Production values are excellent, script and dramatic performances commendable, and - arguably most importantly - action scenes are superlative. A highly satisfying end product.

Cast

Donnie Yen
Simon Yam
Lynn Hung
Hiroyuki Ikeuchi
Gordon Lam
Fan Siu-Wong
Xing Yu
Wong Yau-Nam
Tony Leung Siu-Hung

Crew

Director
Wilson Yip
Action Director
Sammo Hung
Tony Leung Siu-Hung
Cinematographer
O Sing-Pui
Soundtrack
Kenji Kawai

See also