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nbaknowledge's avatar


Why this isn't under martial arts, I won't know. This movie is incredible.
10 years 5 months ago
ChrisReynolds's avatar


Despite being a good film it's still a disappointment given it's ranked in the top 250 at the time I watched it. The choreography in the fight scenes is some of the best I've seen, but they're too few and the story inbetween is hackneyed and unoriginal.
9 years 7 months ago
Andy_McW's avatar


Ip Man is one of the best martial arts movies ive seen in ages
10 years 10 months ago
Cuadie's avatar


Its IMDB score is too high. That aside, lovely fighting scenes.
8 years 2 months ago
roxannepena's avatar


Was never a fan of martial arts films until I saw this.
9 years 1 month ago
dpanter's avatar


Why IP Man and not YIP Man? Quotes from the IMDb forum.

Ip/Yip is the same, and it is the surname of the main character. The difference in spelling just depends on who did the pronunciation spelling.

A great example is that my mum's maiden surname is spelled Chau, but for her brother, it is spelled Chow, simply because they had different people doing their birth certificates.

"Man" in this context does not mean male, it is in fact just the phonetic/pronunciation spelling of his first name (so basically, his first name in Chinese sounds like the word 'Man')

And because us Chinese puts our surname in the front, that is why his name is seen as Ip Man, not Man Ip.

The real reason the movie drops the "Y" is b/c that is how both his sons have romanized their last name. They were spelling their names (Ip Chun, Ip Ching) and their father's name (Ip Man) that way since before the idea of any Yip Man biopic was ever conceived. Since Ip Chun was involved in the film, they spelled it the way he spelled his father's name.
9 years 6 months ago
dpanter's avatar


Actually it's Wing Chun. Great movie anyway, with a solid sequel aswell.
9 years 10 months ago
Slitrock's avatar


This film was released the same year the martial arts list featured on this website was published, which is most likely the reason this film is not to be found on it. It would seem the list won't receive any (official) updates, which is a shame, considering some great martial arts films have been released since 2008, Ip Man included.
4 years 7 months ago
Counterbalence's avatar


The fights are spectacular enough to make this movie great, despite a lot of over-the-top music scoring and drama. It's still a really compelling movie, though.
8 years 1 month ago
rvandam's avatar


Beware, the Ip Man currently available to stream on Hulu is a later knockoff/remake. Which I only realized after watching it :(
8 years 3 months ago
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Dan H

When a movie's hero is completely flawless and its villains are totally evil, it tends to be very boring. Fortunately, this movie has enough high-quality kung-fu to redeem it as a pure action flick.
9 years 3 months ago
pitn's avatar


Entertaining at best, but never a top 250 movie.
9 years 7 months ago
MarkE89's avatar


@sideburnz: Schindler's List and Saving Private Ryan - What, are you kidding? That's some of the worst, most blatant and cheesy propaganda around...
10 years 6 months ago
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11 years ago
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Jevet D. Lopez

Ip man, dominating Wing Chung and Shifu of Bruce Lee. The movie fully of chinese knowledge and as a film it is very immersive,
3 years 5 months ago

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